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Offline drudge

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Integrated Auto-Update
« on: November 18, 2007, 11:37:24 pm »
There's been some discussion about having some kind of version update built into Alt.BinZ.. What method would you like (if any) ?

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Re: Integrated Auto-Update
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2007, 12:13:16 am »
I like the way firefox updates, asks you to install now or after you close and restart the app.

Offline kC_

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Re: Integrated Auto-Update
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2007, 01:09:44 am »
only downside to auto-updates is that it will only take 1 leak then everyone will get latest versions contributor or not. (unless it somehow integrated a forum cookie for download authorization?)

if anything at all, then a notification that "an update from a download of altbinz already on your hard drive is availiable, would you like altbinz to update now"
« Last Edit: November 19, 2007, 01:14:48 am by kC_ »

Offline networkn

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Re: Integrated Auto-Update
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2007, 01:41:34 am »
I think the leak problem is easily solved by requiring to enter your forum username and password to AB update config. Make it so that the
update process only happens once a day at most, to keep traffic and load off the update server.

The leak problem would be just as much a problem if someone was to torrent the latest release.

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Re: Integrated Auto-Update
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2007, 11:35:26 am »
Or:

*Make two public versions. One for contributors which contains the auto update functions. And one for non-contributors with that options disabled in code.

* Or disable the update function in the public releases and re-enable it in the following daily build.
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Offline Bad_Ad84

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Re: Integrated Auto-Update
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2007, 09:42:13 pm »
there is no public release of new versions.....

Offline drudge

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Re: Integrated Auto-Update
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2007, 11:34:47 pm »
in all likelihood, the only update feature we'll see will be if the .zip of the new version is dropped into the auto-import directory. (i.e., Manual Download, Auto Install)

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Re: Integrated Auto-Update
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2007, 08:19:45 am »
in all likelihood, the only update feature we'll see will be if the .zip of the new version is dropped into the auto-import directory. (i.e., Manual Download, Auto Install)
Exactly :)

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Re: Integrated Auto-Update
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2007, 10:18:22 am »
Current situation is easy enough. Extract files to alt.binz folder.
Rdl, leave it as it is. :)
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Offline Revo75

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Re: Integrated Auto-Update
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2007, 04:03:21 pm »
I like the idea of having to input your forum info to either update or access AB

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Re: Integrated Auto-Update
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2007, 09:46:05 pm »
pretty sure phpbb doesnt just store the passwords as md5 values, but with are also salted.

so rdl would then need to figure out how the passwords are encoded, encode them, connect to the sql database for the forum to compare.
this would also possibly leave the database vulnerable as you would need a sql account embedded in the app for connection purposes and possibly let someone get access.

in short, far too much work and never likely to happen.

Offline drudge

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Re: Integrated Auto-Update
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2007, 02:07:51 am »
sing it with me..

We don't need no registration..
We don't need license control..
No dark DRM bracket mushroom.
Hey, Dev Team! Leave that code alone!

Offline flipfooks

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Re: Integrated Auto-Update
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2007, 01:55:26 pm »
I am fine with AB as it is. I need no further features. Therefore I am only downloading newer versions when it has proven to be "stable" by not too much comments and remarks.
So: manual download, manual install, as it is now.

Offline alpharm

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Re: Integrated Auto-Update
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2007, 06:24:06 pm »
If this was a pay for use software, where you are purchasing a license, I would be all for the auto-download/auto-install.  But, seeing as the software updates are on a donation basis I don't see why it would be anything other than manual everything.   

I know that most of us that donated would still donate if the updates were auto, but I guarantee that some of the people donating are only doing it for the updates and trying to figure out what the minimum they have to donate is to get them (i.e. all the posts about donations refunded).  These people would definitely never donate if they had an auto update feature.

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Re: Integrated Auto-Update
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2007, 10:34:46 pm »
Since this has come up in the chat again: bumpety bump bump. :)