[Libreoffice-qa] Internal Updater

Florian Reisinger florei at libreoffice.org
Sun Jul 20 10:43:26 PDT 2014


I do not want to be unhelpful, but some SI-GUI C# code pointers:
1) Download a specific branch: https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/gitweb?p=si-gui.git;a=blob;f=Downloader.cs;h=1892e46e0a403d54f735bdb63d9822f88f1d909c;hb=HEAD#l67
2) Installing it: https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/gitweb?p=si-gui.git;a=blob;f=MainUI.cs;h=c516349cf256d14ff57d7288fb65843b6f948ef4;hb=HEAD#l429

I am improving the structure currently and improve code quality... ( 1) looks better then 2) ). I know, it is not inside LibO, but it is a starting point....

Liebe Grüße, / Yours,
Florian Reisinger

> Am 20.07.2014 um 19:35 schrieb Joel Madero <jmadero.dev at gmail.com>:
> Hi All,
> I know we've discussed this already a few times - both within ESC and
> within the QA call but I wanted to get a better sense of what is needed
> to move forward with getting it fixed. FWIW I've closed 3 bugs this at
> least tangentially related to the subject.
> So - from what I understand the entire updater is just broken, when you
> get a notification that there is a new version you click it and it just
> takes you to the website where additional clicks are needed to download,
> and then more to install.
> QA has discussed this a few times and generally I think we've come up
> with a roadmap of what would be ideal but I know that it will require
> others to implement so I'm not trying to "push" this onto any developer
> just curious how (if at all) we can get it fixed.
> Phase I:
> Fix what is already there - currently you can go to Help -> Check for
> Updates and there is a "Install" button that is always inactive. How
> much work would it take to at least fix that? If this will never get
> fixed (or be a long time) I think we should remove the button as it just
> reminds users about a broken feature that has been broken for a long
> time already.
> FWIW here I think we need to be clearer about what it means to "check
> for update" because it's based on what branch you are on
> Phase II:
> Add new options to allow a user to select the branch they want
> (fresh/stable/pre-release) and then another option to either "download
> only" or "download and install" which would automatically either
> download to a folder or download and install upon release.
> I think Phase II would be an amazing addition that would be kind of one
> of those big things we could run some PR about during a major release.
> Like I said - not pushing this on anyone, just curious where we stand as
> I see updater related bug reports and enhancement requests and QA has
> discussed it quite a few times as something that we feel need some
> love/attention.
> Best Regards,
> Joel
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