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Re: Update process

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Apr 2009 08:10:47 -0400

On Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 07:30, <webpost_at_tigris.org> wrote:
> The development team does a _great_ work in releasing patches, and new versions are available, it appears to me, almost every week. I admire such dedication, and I always want to stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest. Therefore, something has caught my attention - the process of updating requires the following steps:
>  1. clicking on the link on the popup
>  2. waiting for the site to load up
>  3. clicking the download link
>  4. choosing an installer to download
>  5. waiting for the download to finish
>  6. installing the new version ("Next" auto-clicking)
>  7. restart (this I don't do at all)
> I guess that points 1-3 can be removed with a button that downloads directly the correct version, right?

I'd prefer that TSVN *not* automatically download an update, for a
couple reasons:
1) My bandwidth is about to become metered. If I don't need to
download something, I don't want to.
1a) At my office, I'd rather download once, then push the install out
from a local copy.
2) I'm not interested in updating every release, because:
2a) I'm waiting for 1.6.1 to resolve the bugs reported with 1.6.0
2b) I have four clients on my workstation. If TSVN automatically
updates, I'll be locked out of my WCs from the other clients until I
upgrade them (assuming an upgrade is available yet)
2c) I don't want my users having different versions on their desktops
which may behave differently
3) Install requires a reboot. If there's an auto-update, I lose some
of the TSVN functionality if I don't reboot right away.

> Oh, and the PGP check is such a hassle that I never do it - can the program do it?

The point of the PGP checksum is that you can independently verify
that the installer hasn't been tampered with. If some one tampers with
the contents, they can tamper with the checksum validation - making it
even more dangerous.


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