Discover the Latest Dev Home Preview 0.2 Release with Quality Improvements and Recognized Contributors

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The Dev Preview 0.2 has been released, bug fixes and quality improvements. Contributors who opened the most non-duplicate issues, created the most merged pull requests, and provided the most comments on pull requests have been recognized. Check out the docs site and GitHub repository for more information.

Dev Home Preview 0.2 Release

Microsoft has released the second version of Dev Home Preview, version 0.2. Dev Home is a tool that helps developers quickly set up their development environment. This release includes bug fixes and quality improvements.

Miscellaneous Improvements

This version of Dev Home includes a WinGet YAML configuration file for NodeJS and the dashboard now displays a loading progress ring while loading widgets. Core widgets now work on Arm64 and the repository cloning tool now shows you repositories you’ve previously cloned.

Bug Fixes

Several bugs have been fixed in this release, including an issue where switching the theme would get into a broken state, installing apps through the end-to-end setup tool crashing, background contrast not being great, and the add widget dialogs not dynamically sizing with the window.

Top Contributors

Microsoft highly values contributions made on their GitHub repositories. The top contributors for this release are:

  • Contributors who opened the most non-duplicate issues: localden, mrlacey, Sergio0694
  • Contributors who created the most merged pull requests: Sergio0694, niels9001, ssccinng, snickler
  • Contributors who provided the most comments on pull requests: jaypey, niels9001, snickler

“We hope you enjoy our latest release of Dev Home! To learn more about Dev Home, check out our docs site. If you have any feature requests or find any bugs, you can file an issue on our GitHub repository. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to reach out to Kayla (@cinnamon_msft) on Twitter. We’ll see you next month with our next update!”

Microsoft has released the second version of Dev Home Preview, version 0.2. This version of Dev Home includes bug fixes, quality improvements, and a WinGet YAML configuration file for NodeJS. Core widgets now work on Arm64 devices and the repository cloning tool now shows you repositories you’ve previously cloned. Microsoft highly values contributions made on their GitHub repositories and the top contributors for this release are: localden, mrlacey, Sergio0694, niels9001, ssccinng, snickler, jaypey, and niels9001.

If you’re interested in trying out Dev Home, you can install it from the Microsoft Store or from the GitHub releases page. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to reach out to Kayla (@cinnamon_msft) on Twitter. We’ll see you next month with our next update!

Key points from the article:

  • Added WinGet YAML configuration file for NodeJS
  • Dashboard displays loading progress ring while loading widgets
  • System widget graphs use antialiasing for smoother appearance
  • Core widgets now work on Arm64 devices
  • Repository cloning tool shows repositories previously cloned
  • From the Windows Blog


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