Squirrel v2.0.0 Release Notes

Release Date: 2020-08-24 // 26 days ago
  • ๐Ÿ What's New

    • ๐Ÿ›  Fix several issues with MSI deployment (#1453, #1564, #1538), thanks @bitdisaster
    • ๐Ÿ Squirrel log files have changed names a bit (#1456) and are generally Improved, thanks @bitdisaster
    • ๐Ÿ Splat is no longer a dependency of Squirrel (#1578), thanks @nickhodge
    • โšก๏ธ Mono.Cecil is now updated, which allows Squirrel.Windows to be used with ARM64 applications (#1617), thanks to @dennisameling
    • โž• Add .NET 4.8 Support as a dependency (#1648), thanks @theium

    ๐Ÿ’ฅ Breaking changes

    โšก๏ธ Note that since Squirrel.Windows uses SemVer we have updated the major version number - however, these changes should be fairly easy to manage and shouldn't require any large changes in your app.

    Splat is now internalized

    ๐Ÿ The logging framework that Squirrel.Windows uses (Splat) is now shipped as part of Squirrel.Windows itself. This means, that if you have set up custom setup logging or were using Splat in your application as well, you will need to set it up separately.

    ๐Ÿ To make this a bit less complicated for applications that are also using Splat directly, Splat's Locator global which is used to configure logging is now named SquirrelLocator in the internal Squirrel.Windows version.

    Note that this does not affect Electron or other non-C# applications that are using the out-of-process API (i.e. running Update.exe directly)

    Other changes

    • ๐Ÿš€ Squirrel's Machine-Wide Deployment now makes itself clearer in its filename as well as its Programs and Features entry that it's a deployment tool
    • ๐ŸŒฒ Squirrel log file names have changed

Previous changes from v1.9.1