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Re: RFC: Update wizard

From: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: "Andreas Pflug" <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de>
Cc: "pgadmin-hackers" <pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: RFC: Update wizard
Date: 2004-12-03 12:59:05
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andreas Pflug [mailto:pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de] 
> Sent: 03 December 2004 12:18
> To: Dave Page
> Cc: pgadmin-hackers
> Subject: Re: [pgadmin-hackers] RFC: Update wizard
> Dave Page wrote:
> >>Not directly. The binaries would be corrupted. In the rare case of 
> >>typo fixes without count change the count could be 
> increased manually. 
> >>It's a
> >>  kind of version number anyway. We could use the date too.
> > 
> > 
> > Why would binaries be corrupted?
> CVS would change the file to insert the version, which would 
> probably corrupt the binary structure.

No, it doesn't, unless it finds a placeholder such as $Id. Even then, I
don't think it does so for binary files.

> > In that case then, why distribute the languages seperately?
> I don't understand the question. We *do* distribute the 
> languages packaged, no?

I think I was asking why we shouldn't include the languages in the
update zip file, but it was a few days ago now :-) Forget about it!

> > 
> > As I also suggested though, there should be an option to turn off 
> > auto-checking on the options dialogue. But I could live with non 
> > flashing.
> Disabling autocheck and not updating immediately are different things.

The option controls the background checking for updates. If you then
double click the alert icon, a dialogue is presented allowing you to
select a mirror and download.

Speaking of which, we will need to have a list of mirrors on the main
webserver that can be downloaded... That is not a problem though.

> Every 60 days (e.g.) updates are checked, and a feedback is 
> given to the user. After that, the user might decide to 
> upgrade immediately, or do it later.
> Statusbar icon seems the best solution (but it will need some 
> effort; tooltip and doubleclick on that icon must be supported)


Regards, Dave.


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