Yeah, you can even add an auto-update feature that would be on my
default but can be turned off. Each time a player starts the client it
will check if a new update is available and if so it will be
automatically downloaded and installed and will preserve any client
settings the user set already.


On 7/10/07, John R. Dennison <jrd at> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 10, 2007 at 06:55:37PM +0200, Narcis wrote:
> >
> > Amen, maybe the app should check for updates, but i need to figure
> > out how.
>         Simplest way is to do a dns lookup to a specific nameserver,
>         looking for a TXT resource record, the contents of which
>         is the revision number of the current version.  If the
>         returned RR does not equal the version of the client the
>         current user is running, pop up a window letting them know
>         a new version is available, and possibly do an in-line update
>         if the user wants.
>                                                         John
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