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KingSparta

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Check for updates doesn't find the latest
« on: November 06, 2007, 05:32:14 pm »

By the way, I checked my Wife's Computer Today, And She Was Stuck On MC 12.0.279

She tried Check For Updates under help

I shook my head, and then I had to download a new version for her from the forum.
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Check for updates doesn't find the latest
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2007, 06:28:04 pm »

That's what I've been trying to suggest--a better update mechanism.  If you aren't worried about bandwidth, then just add an automatic, background update downloader.  There could be a checkbox to include the latest public version (what is on the MC12 forum) and MC would then check every 1 or 2 days.  If an update is available, it would silently download it in the background.  When finished, it would popup like Firefox does.  All you have to do is click Restart & Install and then it would use the auto install process.  With almost no effort, the user is constantly running the latest version.

This probably should be turned off by default because things do get broke from time to time in the latest public versions...that's why you restrict the current update system to more stable, older versions.

I say bandwidth because technically, my work PC, for example, could get the installer over library server from my server.

BTW: there should be an auto install & restart when IDLE feature because my server could do it on its own then.  But it could easily serve out the EXE before sending the library.  Remember the "different version" error?  Instead of that, it could just download the latest version (from server or J River...)
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Re: Check for updates doesn't find the latest
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2007, 07:57:39 pm »

MC does automatically check for updates.

We only promote builds for auto-update that we consider worth a download for most users.  This may only happen once a month or two.
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Re: Check for updates doesn't find the latest
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2007, 08:03:15 pm »

When finished, it would popup like Firefox does.

Correct me if I'm wrong: Firefox does this for security updates only.

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Re: Check for updates doesn't find the latest
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2007, 02:41:32 am »

I find the fact Firefox updates itself so often quite disconcerting.

I like it that the Check For Updates option doesn't bother the wife often.

In other words, it isn't broke. Please don't fix it.
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Re: Check for updates doesn't find the latest
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2007, 12:28:28 pm »

I find the fact Firefox updates itself so often quite disconcerting.

I like that it does.  They do this for security issues with "stable" versions, not new features, so those updates are because something is broken (and they're fixing it).... Unlike Microsoft's method which seems to be, "Even if it is badly broken, sit on it for a few months and only when they really, really force you, then update it (and break a bunch of new stuff in the process)."
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Re: Check for updates doesn't find the latest
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2007, 01:11:30 pm »

MC does automatically check for updates.

We only promote builds for auto-update that we consider worth a download for most users.  This may only happen once a month or two.
This sounds quite the sensible policy. Recall some irate user some time back complaining that the new build broke his MC.

If ppl want the latest & greatest they know where to look.
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Re: Check for updates doesn't find the latest
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2007, 04:22:21 pm »

I like that it does.

I like that it does, but don't like that it has to, if you know what I mean.

If ppl want the latest & greatest they know where to look.

Absolutely, and it's the only way of getting the feature/fixed list along with the latest build.
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