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.
<br><br>Jeffrey.<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 7/10/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Zach</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
Yeah, you can even add an auto-update feature that would be on my<br>default but can be turned off. Each time a player starts the client it<br>will check if a new update is available and if so it will be<br>automatically downloaded and installed and will preserve any client
<br>settings the user set already.<br><br>Zach<br><br>On 7/10/07, John R. Dennison <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:<br>> On Tue, Jul 10, 2007 at 06:55:37PM +0200, Narcis wrote:<br>> >
<br>> > Amen, maybe the app should check for updates, but i need to figure<br>> > out how.<br>><br>> Simplest way is to do a dns lookup to a specific nameserver,<br>> looking for a TXT resource record, the contents of which
<br>> is the revision number of the current version. If the<br>> returned RR does not equal the version of the client the<br>> current user is running, pop up a window letting them know<br>
> a new version is available, and possibly do an in-line update<br>> if the user wants.<br>><br>><br>><br><br>_______________________________________________<br>netrek-dev mailing list<br><a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">
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