On Mon, December 19, 2005 11:52 am, Paul Howarth said:
>I've pushed an update to 4.2.2 earlier today. I'm not sure about
>disabling the "updated version" check. On the one hand people should
>only be updating the package using RPM, but on the other hand the alert
>will let them know that a new version is available, and that might
>prompt them to run "yum update" if they don't have automatic updates
Great. I must have just upgraded a bit before your push.
Which version of bittorrent are you using? Looking at the code, it looks
to me that the update-checking code is only enabled for Windows and OSX
unless the DEBUG flag is set.
As for the auto-update feature, the user already has utilities that
them when an update is available; why a special update notice for this one
little app? Also, a naive user might not understand that they should
wait for the update to appear via their normal update process. Also, an
admin might turn off the regular auto-updating for users and not know he
has to do something special to shut off this one app.
All in all, there are a lot of reasons that having a separate update
notification available for this app.
I now share the view that the new version check should be disabled.
However, I've so far been unable to provoke the client into telling me
about a new version, even though I've got an old one installed, so it's
difficult to test any patch I make (which will certainly need testing
since I'm not a python programmer).