[Libreoffice-qa] Internal Updater
khagaroth at gmail.com
Sun Jul 20 10:50:26 PDT 2014
I don't find this that useful. Unless the internal updater starts using
differential updates (which would be great), I think it's better to just
open the download site in a browser.
On Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 7:35 PM, Joel Madero <jmadero.dev at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> Best Regards,
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> LibreOffice at lists.freedesktop.org
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