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Re: Using UpdateCheckURL with additional lines

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-02-22 17:35:54 CET

Andrew Webber wrote:
> Forgive me if this question has already been asked on the list, but I
> couldn't find the answer in the archives.
> I'm planning on using the UpdateCheckURL registry entry to control
> updates to a large number of developer machines. I have successfully
> gotten Tortoise to download my version.txt and check against the version
> number. If I hack the number to increase the version, Tortoise
> correctly reports that a newer version is available. However, when I
> click on the text to download the update it opens the page
> http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/ in my browser.
> After checking out r5521 to my machine and looking through the code, it
> appears that you use additional lines in version.txt to allow users to
> specify their own update message and URL. I have updated my version.txt
> to look like this:
>> Developers: Download this new version.
>> http://local_server/tortoise_install_file.msi
> When Tortoise checks for updates, the "a newer version is available"
> text and the download URL have not changed. After looking at the code,
> it seems like what I'm doing should work. I would love to test the code
> myself, but unfortunately, I only have Microsoft Dev Studio .NET 2003
> installed and I can't muck with my environment.
> Has anyone else used this extra functionality? If I could get this to
> work, it would be of great help to me and my company.

This only works for TSVN 1.4.x (compiled from HEAD), that version isn't
released yet. You can try a nightly build.


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