Automatic software update

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Automatic software update

Post by taro » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:54 pm

Maybe a new feature could be added to the tool, that is updating the software automaticaly, if new version published. Timeframe for checking new versions could be monthly (it's enough) or weekly.

What is your opinion?

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Post by RekishiEJ » Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:17 am

Great!Many softwares,such as Getright or eMule already have this function. :o
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Post by helmut » Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:16 pm

Yes, a good idea. But security issues should be taken into account: Administrators may dislike software connecting to the internet and/or even updating itself. So there should be some (hidden) flag to completely disable the auto-update.

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Post by Dreamer » Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:55 pm

+1
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Post by Troken » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:53 am

Great, sounds good. But not hidden, better to have a normal option.

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Post by xnview » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:57 am

Something like 'Check for update' automatically each week or month for example?
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Post by helmut » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:07 am

xnview wrote:Something like 'chech for update' for automaticaly each week or month for example?
Yes. A first step would be to enhance "Check for update". Later, a configurable auto update could be added with options Never/Daily/Weekly/Monthly.

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Post by xnview » Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:03 pm

Where in Option dialog, do you think 'check for update' should be??
Option/General?
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Post by Dreamer » Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:46 pm

I agree. Perhaps it should be added also to "First-Start screen" then.

It will be working also with ZIP versions?
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Post by xnview » Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:15 am

Dreamer wrote:I agree. Perhaps it should be added also to "First-Start screen" then.

It will be working also with ZIP versions?
Yes, but this settings shoud be in option dialog if you want to change it!
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Post by taro » Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:27 am

xnview wrote:Where in Option dialog, do you think 'check for update' should be??
Option/General?
My opinion is the same, automatic update function could be added to Option/General. But 'check for update' should be renamed to "Updates". :wink:

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Post by Dreamer » Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:55 pm

xnview wrote:Yes, but this settings shoud be in option dialog if you want to change it!
Yes, I said:

"I agree. Perhaps it should be added also to "First-Start screen" then."
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Re: Automatic software update

Post by taro » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:31 pm

Hello, is there a plan for the next step of update function?
I mean, not only to have possibility to set frequency of checking new version, but in case new version is available installing the upgrade could be done automatically (or after user agreed that or this function is just set anywhere within Tools/Options as default).

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Re: Automatic software update

Post by Jaff » Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:14 pm

+1 (check/download/install updated files/restart XnView)
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