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Check version updates automatically

Post by glocal » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:14 pm

Can't PDF-XChange check for new versions automatically, say once a week or so, and alert the user when there is a new version (or optionally even update automatically)? Or at least make sure Filehippo's Updates Checker and similar checkers detect updates are available? Whatever you do, please don't install something that runs in the background constantly checking for updates. Annoyingly, Adobe does that a lot and it is completely unnecessary (and I prevent them from running anyway). A Windows Scheduled Task would achieve the same thing. Alternatively, the application could check once a week or so when/if it is run by the user.

It's just that I have to remember to check every now and then, and I usually end up finding out about an update several months late.

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Re: Check version updates automatically

Post by John - Tracker Supp » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:21 am

Hi,

After much discussion here and inhouse - for now at least we have decided to put the onus on the user ...

on the basis that 'if it aint broke dont fix it' we reccomend users check back every few months for a major release - or should they face a problem ...

The over whelming majority of clients have voiced their preference to keep a user based 'check for updates' system - so for now at least that is the way it will remain.

Your comments and suggestions are noted and will be discussed here again when Version 3 nearers fruition.

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Re: Check version updates automatically

Post by ZoNi » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:01 am

glocal wrote:or optionally even update automatically
I prefer this option, like in browsers :)

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Re: Check version updates automatically

Post by glocal » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:55 am

Presumably, the overwhelming majority did not explicitly state they didn't want to be given a choice. Surely, they and everyone else would be happy with the option 'Check for updates every x days', with the default being off. Why would anyone object to that? I for one am not very excited about having another thing to remember, and delayed updates means we miss out on potentially important features.

Also, I find peculiar that practically every major PDF viewer is listed here http://filehippo.com/search?q=pdf except PDF-XChange. If it was listed on filehippo, users could use Filehippo's update checking facility independently if they so wished. I am sure there are other similar repositories out there PDF-XChange could use.

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Re: Check version updates automatically

Post by John - Tracker Supp » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:16 pm

Hi,

I didn't say we would not offer the option - just not until we are ready to release Version 3 and certainly we will submit to File Hippo ASAP.

Thanks for the suggestions.
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