[Libreoffice] Check for updates uses keep-alive / impacts the server (opengrok, tinderbox..)

Stefan Knorr (Astron) heinzlesspam at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 17 08:24:29 PST 2012


sorry for coming late to the discussion... anyway, I don't think it
makes much sense to let users decide at what interval to check for
updates. That should be exclusively the decision of TDF, because TDF
provides the servers and has to handle the server load [1] and also
LibreOffice has a relatively regular release cadence. Users on the
other hand tend to not know the release cadence of LibreOffice very
well, thus the update check will often fire either very late (monthly
check) or unnecessarily often (daily).
(Also, removing that would save us three options.)
For some interesting ideas about spreading update checks equally over
time, also see here:


[1] Which as Christian wrote wouldn't be a problem in itself, but with
successful update checks, there is a download associated which usually
takes lots of time/bandwidth

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