Um, auto-update sounds like a terrible feature.  Have it nag, but having it
install by default is a recipe for disaster.  Users HATE userspace apps
doing things without their consent.  Worse, it could get the client
misidentified as malware.


On 7/10/07, Zach <netrek at> wrote:
> 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.
> Zach
> 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.
> >
> >
> >
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