PowerShell 7.3.0 preview 1 released - December 16

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Note: Known issue about 7.3.0-preview.1 Alpine Linux packages are missing powershell.config.json causing experimental features disabled by default. For details see: #16636

Breaking Changes
  • Add clean block to script block as a peer to begin, process, and end to allow easy resource cleanup (#15177)
  • Change default for $PSStyle.OutputRendering to Ansi (Internal 18449)
Engine Updates and Fixes
  • Remove duplicate remote server mediator code (#16027)
  • Fix PSVersion parameter version checks and error messages for PowerShell 7 remoting (#16228)
  • Use the same temporary home directory when HOME env variable is not set (#16263)
  • Fix parser to generate error when array has more than 32 dimensions (#16276)
Performance
  • Avoid validation for built-in file extension and color VT sequences (#16320) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
General Cmdlet Updates and Fixes
  • Update README.md and metadata.json for next preview release (#16107)
  • Use PlainText when writing to a host that doesn't support VT (#16092)
  • Remove support for AppExeCLinks to retrieve target (#16044)
  • Move GetOuputString() and GetFormatStyleString() to PSHostUserInterface as public API (#16075)
  • Fix ConvertTo-SecureString with key regression due to .NET breaking change (#16068)
  • Fix regression in Move-Item to only fallback to copy and delete in specific cases (#16029)
  • Set $? correctly for command expression with redirections (#16046)
  • Use CurrentCulture when handling conversions to DateTime in Add-History (#16005) (Thanks @vexx32!)
  • Fix link header parsing to handle unquoted rel types (#15973) (Thanks @StevenLiekens!)
  • Fix a casting error when using $PSNativeCommandUsesErrorActionPreference (#15993)
  • Format-Wide: Fix NullReferenceException (#15990) (Thanks @DarylGraves!)
  • Make the native command error handling optionally honor ErrorActionPreference (#15897)
  • Remove declaration of experimental features in Utility module manifest as they are stable (#16460)
  • Fix race condition between DisconnectAsync and Dispose (#16536) (Thanks @i3arnon!)
  • Fix the Max_PATH condition check to handle long path correctly (#16487) (Thanks @Shriram0908!)
  • Update HelpInfoUri for 7.2 release (#16456)
  • Fix tab completion within the script block specified for the ValidateScriptAttribute. (#14550) (Thanks @MartinGC94!)
  • Update README.md to specify gathered telemetry (#16379)
  • Fix typo for "privacy" in MSI installer (#16407)
  • Remove unneeded call to File.ResolveLinkTarget from IsWindowsApplication (#16371) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Add -HttpVersion parameter to web cmdlets (#15853) (Thanks @hayhay27!)
  • Add support to web cmdlets for open-ended input tags (#16193) (Thanks @farmerau!)
  • Add more tests to Tee-Object -Encoding (#14539) (Thanks @rpolley!)
  • Don't throw exception when trying to resolve a possible link path (#16310)
  • Fix ConvertTo-Json -Depth to allow 100 at maximum (#16197) (Thanks @KevRitchie!)
  • Fix for SSH remoting when banner is enabled on SSHD endpoint (#16205)
  • Disallow all COM for AppLocker system lock down (#16268)
  • Configure ApplicationInsights to not send cloud role name (#16246)
  • Disallow Add-Type in NoLanguage mode on a locked down machine (#16245)
  • Specify the executable path as TargetObect for non-zero exit code ErrorRecord (#16108) (Thanks @rkeithhill!)
  • Don't allow Move-Item with FileSystemProvider to move a directory into itself (#16198)
  • Make property names for the color VT sequences consistent with documentations (#16212)
  • Fix PipelineVariable to set variable in the right scope (#16199)
  • Invoke-Command: improve handling of variables with $using: expression (#16113) (Thanks @dwtaber!)
  • Change Target from a CodeProperty to be an AliasProperty that points to FileSystemInfo.LinkTarget (#16165)
Code Cleanup

We thank the following contributors!

@xtqqczze, @eltociear, @iSazonov

Tools
  • Fix typo in build.psm1 (#16038) (Thanks @eltociear!)
  • Add .stylecop to filetypexml and format it (#16025)
  • Enable sending Teams notification when workflow fails (#15982)
  • Use Convert-Path for unknown drive in Build.psm1 (#16416) (Thanks @matt9ucci!)
Tests
  • Add benchmark to test compiler performance (#16083)
  • Enable two previously disabled Get-Process tests (#15845) (Thanks @iSazonov!)
  • Set clean state before testing UseMU in the MSI (#16543)
  • Fix global tool and SDK tests in release pipeline (#16342)
  • Remove the outdated test (#16269)
  • Removed old not-used-anymore docker-based tests for PS release packages (#16224)
Build and Packaging Improvements

We thank the following contributors!

@github-actions[bot], @kondratyev-nv

  • fix issue with hash file getting created before we have finished get-childitem (#16170)
  • Add sha256 hashes to release (#16147)
  • Change path for Component Governance for build to the path we actually use to build (#16137)
  • Update Microsoft.CodeAnalysis.CSharp version (#16138)
  • Bump Microsoft.CodeAnalysis.NetAnalyzers (#16070)
  • Update .NET to 6.0.100-rc.1.21458.32 (#16066)
  • Update minimum required OS version for macOS (#16088)
  • Set locale correctly on Linux CI (#16073)
  • Ensure locale is set correctly on Ubuntu 20.04 in CI (#16067)
  • Bump Microsoft.CodeAnalysis.NetAnalyzers (#16045)
  • Update .NET SDK version from `6.0.100-rc.1.21430.44` to `6.0.100-rc.1.21455.2` (#16041) (Thanks @github-actions[bot]!)
  • Fix the GitHub Action for updating .NET daily builds (#16042)
  • Bump Microsoft.CodeAnalysis.CSharp from 4.0.0-3.final to 4.0.0-4.21430.4 (#16036)
  • Bump .NET to `6.0.100-rc.1.21430.44` (#16028)
  • Move from PkgES hosted agents to 1ES hosted agents (#16023)
  • Bump Microsoft.CodeAnalysis.NetAnalyzers (#16021)
  • Update Ubuntu images to use Ubuntu 20.04 (#15906)
  • Fix the mac build by updating the pool image name (#16010)
  • Use Alpine 3.12 for building PowerShell for alpine (#16008)
  • Update .NET SDK version from `6.0.100-preview.6.21355.2` to `6.0.100-rc.1.21426.1` (#15648) (Thanks @github-actions[bot]!)
  • Ignore error from Find-Package (#15999)
  • Find packages separately for each source in UpdateDotnetRuntime.ps1 script (#15998)
  • Update metadata to start using .NET 6 RC1 builds (#15981)
  • Bump Microsoft.CodeAnalysis.NetAnalyzers (#15985)
  • Merge the v7.2.0-preview.9 release branch back to GitHub master (#15983)
  • Publish global tool package for stable releases (#15961)
  • Bump Microsoft.CodeAnalysis.NetAnalyzers to newer version (#15962)
  • Disabled Yarn cache in markdown.yml (#16599)
  • Update cgmanifest (#16600)
  • Fix broken links in markdown (#16598)
  • Add explicit job name for approval tasks in Snap stage (#16579)
  • Bring back pwsh.exe for framework dependent packages to support Start-Job (#16535)
  • Fix NuGet package generation in release build (#16509)
  • Add `Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.SetStrictModeCommand.ArgumentToPSVersionTransformationAttribute` to list of patterns to remove for generated ref assembly (#16489)
  • Bump Microsoft.CodeAnalysis.CSharp from `4.0.0-6.final` to `4.0.1` (#16423)
  • use different containers for different branches (#16434)
  • Add import so we can use common GitHub workflow function. (#16433)
  • Remove pre-release .NET 6 build sources (#16418)
  • Update release instructions with link to new build (#16419)
  • Bump Microsoft.ApplicationInsights from 2.18.0 to 2.19.0 (#16413)
  • Update metadata.json to make 7.2.0 the latest LTS (#16417)
  • Make static CI a matrix (#16397)
  • Update metadata.json in preparation on 7.3.0-preview.1 release (#16406)
  • Update cgmanifest (#16405)
  • Add diagnostics used to take corrective action when releasing `buildInfoJson` (#16404)
  • `vPack` release should use `buildInfoJson` new to 7.2 (#16402)
  • Update the usage of metadata.json for getting LTS information (#16381)
  • Add checkout to build json stage to get `ci.psm1` (#16399)
  • Update CgManifest.json for 6.0.0 .NET packages (#16398)
  • Add current folder to the beginning of the module import (#16353)
  • Increment RC MSI build number by 100 (#16354)
  • Bump XunitXml.TestLogger from 3.0.66 to 3.0.70 (#16356)
  • Move PR Quantifier config to subfolder (#16352)
  • Release build info json when it is preview (#16335)
  • Add an approval for releasing build-info json (#16351)
  • Generate manifest with latest public version of the packages (#16337)
  • Update to the latest notices file (#16339) (Thanks @github-actions[bot]!)
  • Use notice task to generate license assuming cgmanifest contains all components (#16340)
  • Refactor cgmanifest generator to include all components (#16326)
  • Fix issues in release build (#16332)
  • Update feed and analyzer dependency (#16327)
  • Bump Microsoft.NET.Test.Sdk from 16.11.0 to 17.0.0 (#16312)
  • Update license and cgmanifest (#16325) (Thanks @github-actions[bot]!)
  • Fix condition in cgmanifest logic (#16324)
  • Add GitHub Workflow to keep notices up to date (#16284)
  • Update to latest .NET 6 GA build 6.0.100-rtm.21527.11 (#16309)
  • Create compliance build (#16286)
  • Move mapping file into product repo and add Debian 11 (#16316)
  • Add a major-minor build info JSON file (#16301)
  • Clean up crossgen related build scripts also generate native symbols for R2R images (#16297)
  • Fix Windows build ZIP packaging (#16299) (Thanks @kondratyev-nv!)
  • Revert "Update to use .NET 6 GA build (#16296)" (#16308)
  • Add wget as a dependency for Bootstrap script (#16303) (Thanks @kondratyev-nv!)
  • Fix issues reported by code signing verification tool (#16291)
  • Update to use .NET 6 GA build (#16296)
  • Revert "add GH workflow to keep the cgmanifest up to date." (#16294)
  • Update ChangeLog for 7.2.0-rc.1 and also fix RPM packaging (#16290)
  • Bump Microsoft.CodeAnalysis.NetAnalyzers (#16271)
  • add GH workflow to keep the cgmanifest up to date.
  • Update ThirdPartyNotices.txt (#16283)
  • Update `testartifacts.yml` to use ubuntu-latest image (#16279)
  • Update version of Microsoft.PowerShell.Native and Microsoft.PowerShell.MarkdownRender packages (#16277)
  • Add script to generate cgmanifest.json (#16278)
  • Add cgmanifest.json for generating correct third party notice file (#16266)
  • Bump Microsoft.CodeAnalysis.NetAnalyzers from `6.0.0-rtm.21504.2` to `6.0.0-rtm.21516.1` (#16264)
  • Only upload stable buildinfo for stable releases (#16251)
  • Make RPM license recognized (#16189)
  • Don't upload dep or tar.gz for RPM because there are none. (#16230)
  • Add condition to generate release files in local dev build only (#16259)
  • Update .NET 6 to version 6.0.100-rc.2.21505.57 (#16249)
  • change order of try-catch-finally and split out arm runs (#16252)
  • Ensure psoptions.json and manifest.spdx.json files always exist in packages (#16258)
  • Update to vPack task version to 12 (#16250)
  • Remove unneeded `NuGetConfigFile` resource string (#16232)
  • Add Software Bill of Materials to the main packages (#16202)
  • Sign third party exes (#16229)
  • Upgrade set-value package for markdown test (#16196)
  • Use Ubuntu 20.04 for SSH remoting test (#16225)
  • Bump Microsoft.CodeAnalysis.NetAnalyzers (#16194)
  • Bump `Microsoft.CodeAnalysis.NetAnalyzers` from `6.0.0-rc2.21458.5` to `6.0.0-rtm.21480.8` (#16183)
  • Move vPack build to 1ES Pool (#16169)
  • Fix Microsoft update spelling issue. (#16178)
Documentation and Help Content
  • Update Windows PowerShell issues link (#16105) (Thanks @andschwa!)
  • Remove Joey from Committee and WG membership (#16119)
  • Update more docs for net6.0 TFM (#16102) (Thanks @xtqqczze!)
  • Change snippet tag to code tag in XML comments (#16106)
  • Update build documentation to reflect .NET 6 (#15751) (Thanks @Kellen-Stuart!)
  • Update README.md about the change logs (#16471) (Thanks @powershellpr0mpt!)
  • Update change log for 7.2.0 (#16401)
  • Update metadata.json and README.md for 7.2.0 release (#16395)
  • Update README.md and metadata.json files for v7.2.0-rc.1 release (#16285)
  • Update the change logs for v7.0.8 and v7.1.5 releases (#16248)


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Why use $using: in a script? Seems they are taking c# a bit too far - with the compiler we have auto dispose I can't see how merely declaring using will dispose properly w/o the compiler.
 

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