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Developer(s) Microsoft, .NET Foundation
Initial release 5 October 2010 (2010-10-05)
Stable release
3.5[1] / 27 October 2016; 10 months ago (2016-10-27)
Written in C#
Platform .NET Framework
Type Package management system
License Apache License 2.0

NuGet is a free and open-source package manager designed for the Microsoft development platform (formerly known as NuPack).[2][3] Since its introduction in 2010, NuGet has evolved into a larger ecosystem of tools and services.[4]

NuGet is distributed as a Visual Studio extension. Starting with Visual Studio 2012, NuGet comes preinstalled by default. NuGet is also integrated with SharpDevelop. NuGet can also be used from the command line and automated with scripts.

It supports multiple programming languages, including:


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Developer(s) RealDimensions Software
Initial release 23 March 2011 (2011-03-23)
Preview release
0.10.7[6] / 8 June 2017; 2 months ago (2017-06-08)
Operating system Windows Vista and later
Type Package management system

Chocolatey[7] is a machine-level package manager and installer for software packages, built for the Windows NT platform. It is an execution engine using the NuGet packaging infrastructure and Windows PowerShell to provide an automation tool for installing software on Windows machines, designed to simplify the process from the user perspective.[8] The name is an extension on a pun of NuGet (from "nougat") "because everyone loves Chocolatey nougat".[9]

Chocolatey can be invoked by the PackageManagement module (Formerly 'OneGet')[10] of PowerShell version 5.0.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NuGet 3.5 RTM Release Notes". 
  2. ^ Haack, Phil. "NuGet". 
  3. ^ Haack, Phil (21 October 2010). "Changing the NuPack Project Name". OuterCurve Foundation. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  4. ^ An Overview of the NuGet Ecosystem. CodeProject (18 August 2013). Retrieved on 6 February 2015.
  5. ^ "NuGet for C++". 26 April 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Chocolatey 0.10.7 release notes". 
  7. ^ "Chocolatey Gallery". Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  8. ^ Hanselman, Scott, "Is the Windows user ready for apt-get?", Hanselman, Scott, 28 May 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  9. ^ "Where Chocolatey Comes From",, 25 July 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  10. ^ Prox, Boe, "Checking Out OneGet in PowerShell V5",, 3 April 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  11. ^ Snover, Jeffrey, "Windows Management Framework V5 Preview", Microsoft TechNet Windows Server Blog, 3 April 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.

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