We have just released version 1.0.5 of PowerGUI. You can get it free from the PowerGUI community web site and no registration is required.
Most new features and fixes are listed on the roadmap page.
Some of them are minor improvements which will hopefully make everyone’s life easier: the Actions pane is open by default, most commands are duplicated on the toolbar, setup has the latest packs for network management, Exchange (with UI for certificate management!) and Operations Manager, etc.
We’ve made a few improvements in the architecture as well. The biggest is asynchronous work with PowerShell so PowerGUI no longer waits for all objects to be retrieved before it starts displaying you what it got.
We have also moved to a new setup which should have less issues than the Visual Studio one we used before (it might require you to uninstall 1.0.4 though – but will preserve all you settings during the upgrade anyway.)
One gotcha that I want to mention is that 1.0.5 checks whether PowerShell Community Extensions are installed and if it detects version 1.1 or earlier would not let you install PowerGUI. We had to do this due to the incompatibility issues the extensions had.
If you do use the extensions there’s a workaround to that check:
lines 98 and 138 in your profile.ps1:
# . '.\TabExpansion.ps1'
the ‘#’ prevents the line from executing when powershell/powergui starts up.
2. Download the PowerGUI 1.0.5 setup from PowerGUI.org and run the file from the command-line using the following command:
msiexec.exe /i PowerGUI.18.104.22.168.msi IGNOREPSCX=1
Thanks to Austin for locating the issue and suggesting the workaround! Austin, please redownload the setup and use the command above!