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Re: Automatic updates

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 08:34:46 +0100

2008/9/16 Geert van Horrik <geert_at_catenalogic.com>:
> I am using TortoiseSVN and it works great! There is only one thing that
> bothers me. When I install the newest version, sooner or later a new version
> will come out popping up a message every time I use Tortoise SVN that a new
> version is available. At the moment I use Tortoise SVN, I am working (so I
> don't have time to upgrade to a new version by navigating to the website,
> downloading, installing, etc). When I don't use Tortoise SVN, I always
> forget to upgrade…
>
> Why don't you use an automatic updater to update to the newest version. The
> user can simply click "Yes, just do it!" and while the user can continue the
> development, the new version gets installed.
>
> Here is a (for non-commercial use) free one:
>
> http://www.catenalogic.com/products/updater/
>
> It would be very helpful to me so I don't have to manually perform the
> download & install steps every time.

That would be too invasive. TortoiseSVN *requires* a reboot after
re-installation, so if you don't have time to reinstall because you
are too busy, this change would make you really angry as it forces you
to stop working and reboot.

Also most people would not like to have something installed behind
their back. A lot of people don't even like that TSVN contacts the
server at all to check for updates - that's why you can turn it off.

Simon

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Received on 2008-09-16 09:34:57 CEST

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