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newbie
Activity: 15
Merit: 0
December 25, 2010, 02:23:18 PM
#9
I have wanted to suggest an update feature as well. It seems every time I update to the newest version a new one comes out a week later. It would be nice to see the ability to be notified when new versions of bitcoin are available, and if possible, to also download or update bitcoin from the application. But mostly I would just like the program to be able to tell me when a new version is available.
member
Activity: 70
Merit: 11
July 11, 2010, 11:06:01 PM
#8
Auto-update should also be seamless; it should not open a webbrowser asking you to download a file, but instead it should update itself.
I highly disagree with this one. A user should always have an option to download and install updates themselves. I would suggest a box that would pop up, looking something like this:
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New version X found! Install automatically, download from site and install yourself, or continue using old version?

Install automatically [_]
Open site for manual install [_]
Continue using old version [_]

Accept (_), Ignore and do not ask me again (_)

I (and many other "tin-foil-hatters") do not like nor will use software that will automatically update without our consent, and fully-automatic updating does not look good security-wise.

That's not what I meant. Of COURSE the user should be alerted and should have the choice. I am saying that the software should simply be capable of updating itself Smiley
staff
Activity: 3724
Merit: 1150
I support freedom of choice
July 11, 2010, 08:33:11 PM
#7
I don't like also the popup way, I don't want to click ok/cancel everytime.
I think that just making appearing of a text message on the main GUI is enough.
Also, is should enabled by default ... but it needs also an ON/OFF option.
This will make everyone happy Smiley
full member
Activity: 199
Merit: 696
July 11, 2010, 08:28:04 PM
#6
I don't mean to be a hater, but I really dislike anything that wants me to update.  I don't mind having a 'check for update' option but I really don't care if a new version is out if I'm happy with the current one.  If I actively use something I will likely check the site for news when I feel like it, not when the software pops up something.  If I don't use it much, then I really don't care if I have an old version..  If my old version stops working because the network has been upgraded, then I will probably want to check for a new one anyway.

It may also be seen as a breach of privacy if the software 'calls home' to check for a new version, at least that's how I feel about all those Adobe products and other stuff that always wants to install some kind of update checker or download manager or other useless (in my opinion) junk.
legendary
Activity: 860
Merit: 1015
July 11, 2010, 08:20:47 PM
#5
I (and many other "tin-foil-hatters") do not like nor will use software that will automatically update without our consent, and fully-automatic updating does not look good security-wise.

Total agreement here.
full member
Activity: 132
Merit: 101
July 11, 2010, 07:01:40 PM
#4
I (and many other "tin-foil-hatters") do not like nor will use software that will automatically update without our consent, and fully-automatic updating does not look good security-wise.

I second this ... highly...

It'd be a security risk.
I would like a popup that alarms the user of any updates though.
Like "Bitcoin has updates! We suggest you update as soon as possible, go to http://bitcoin.org/ to get [version]." or something.
newbie
Activity: 7
Merit: 0
July 11, 2010, 06:55:51 PM
#3
Auto-update should also be seamless; it should not open a webbrowser asking you to download a file, but instead it should update itself.
I highly disagree with this one. A user should always have an option to download and install updates themselves. I would suggest a box that would pop up, looking something like this:
Quote
New version X found! Install automatically, download from site and install yourself, or continue using old version?

Install automatically [_]
Open site for manual install [_]
Continue using old version [_]

Accept (_), Ignore and do not ask me again (_)

I (and many other "tin-foil-hatters") do not like nor will use software that will automatically update without our consent, and fully-automatic updating does not look good security-wise.
member
Activity: 70
Merit: 11
July 11, 2010, 03:12:55 PM
#2
I'll second this one too.

That way, based on the discussion on the forums of a hypothetical need for a change, user's don't have to be active in the development community and forums to know an update is available / needed.

Auto-update should also be seamless; it should not open a webbrowser asking you to download a file, but instead it should update itself.
staff
Activity: 3724
Merit: 1150
I support freedom of choice
July 10, 2010, 09:32:31 PM
#1
Can you add something like a version.txt on sf.net?

Example:
Code:
[version]
0.3.1
Then you should add a check on the client for this file. ( every hour/minutes, users will be able to change this check-time from the options )
Everytime it will see that there is a newest version, it will show it somewhere on the main screen of the GUI.
Example:
Code:
newer version avvailable: 0.3.1
Please update it!

It's quiet simple, but it help to have more change that majority of clients will always be updated.

You will be able also to add a more advanced auto-update feature.

EDIT:
even better
Code:
[version]
0.3.1
[message]
newer version avvailable: &v
Please update it!
With this you will be able to add also a different message every new version Smiley
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