I’ve updated the PowerGUI roadmap and version history page at PowerGUI.org.
Based on the feature poll and discussions in the community we will provide a few pretty significant improvements in our next release (1.0.8 in a week or two from now) in the following areas:
- Stability and performance:
- More stable in various PowerShell environments even with corrupt PowerShell installations or third-party snapins. For example, with 1.0.8 there won’t be any need to comment out community extensions start-up commands from the profile, etc.
- Slightly faster start-up time and less memory consumption.
- No restart required when linking to PowerShell snapins (libraries).
- More control of PowerGUI UI from script nodes, actions, and links
- PowerPack creators will be able to dynamically create tree nodes (e.g. to give OU or public folder hierarchy) and change the labels in the path control above the object grid.
- Better system requirements enforcement for PowerPacks.
- “Smarter” parameter dialog boxes
- we used to have text edit boxes for all types of parameters now we try to be better than that and provide drop-down boxes for enumerations and booleans, date picker for dates, etc.
I know we’ve been asked for more advanced features as well such as a better built-in script editor and we are working on that but this will take slightly longer than a couple of weeks. Stay tuned!
Is there something else that we are missing? Please comment here or in the discussion forum at PowerGUI.org.