Please, implement the auto-update option!

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Please, implement the auto-update option!

Post by inter » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:20 pm

Alternatively you can send a notification email to the registered customers.

Thanks very much!

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Re: Please, implement the auto-update option!

Post by Chris - Tracker Supp » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:47 pm

Hi Inter,

Thank you for your feedback, you'll be happy to know that in the future registered users with Support notifications checked in their account communication preferences will receive a notification email.

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Re: Please, implement the auto-update option!

Post by ZoNi » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:59 pm

I would like to see small pop-up when there is new version, even for Portable. (so, no auto-update, just info box)

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Re: Please, implement the auto-update option!

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:08 pm

Hi ZoNi

auto update isn't supported in the portable version because of the lack of access to thew registry.

We deliberately do not perform automated update checks because our user base has overwhelmingly indicated that they do not want the software initiating external communications without being expressly initiated.

Check for updates works in the installed version when user's choose to check. You can always check the RSS feed here: http://files.docu-track.com/viewer_history.xml

Alternatively the email for support notifications as Chris suggested will tell you when an update is available.

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Re: Please, implement the auto-update option!

Post by Spiff » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:06 pm

Dear Paul,
and dear Tracker Software,
Paul - Tracker Supp wrote:We deliberately do not perform automated update checks because our user base has overwhelmingly indicated that they do not want the software initiating external communications without being expressly initiated.
Check for updates works in the installed version when user's choose to check. [...]
Yes,
but what would you think of the idea to offer an option to set for automated update checks?
Setting for automated update checks would be purely optional.
This is what a program like, for instance, CCleaner offers. The user can choose to set it to automaticly check for updates, or set it not to check for updates. CCleaner now asks on install what's the desired setting.
I think this would be a good thing for those users that are less 'update aware'.


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Re: Please, implement the auto-update option!

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:44 pm

Hi Spiff

I personally like the idea so I created a formal Feature Request for this.

Please understand that this is not a promise to deliver the feature but a commitment to seriously considering for in some future release. Ultimately it will be up to the Dev Team Leader and Company Director to make this call.

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Re: Please, implement the auto-update option!

Post by inter » Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:07 am

Paul - Tracker Supp wrote:Hi Spiff

I personally like the idea so I created a formal Feature Request for this.

Please understand that this is not a promise to deliver the feature but a commitment to seriously considering for in some future release. Ultimately it will be up to the Dev Team Leader and Company Director to make this call.

hth
I'm sure that good ideas are always wisely approved and implemented. Thank you for submitting the feature to the boss! :D

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Re: Please, implement the auto-update option!

Post by Spiff » Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:50 am

Paul - Tracker Supp wrote:I personally like the idea so I created a formal Feature Request for this.

Please understand that this is not a promise to deliver the feature but a commitment to seriously considering for in some future release. Ultimately it will be up to the Dev Team Leader and Company Director to make this call.
Thanks very much, Paul.
And of course I understand that such a formal Feature Request is just what it is, and is not a promise.
Let's see what the Dev Team Leader and Company Director think of it.


Thanks again and best regards,
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Re: Please, implement the auto-update option!

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:14 pm

Let's see what the Dev Team Leader and Company Director think of it.
Both of them are in the Canadian office, so there is no decision yet, but I bet Paul will update the topic when any info is available.

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Re: Please, implement the auto-update option!

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:53 pm

I would also vote for this as an option. Opera has three settings:

1. Do not check for updates
2. Notify me about available updates (IMO this should be the default setting)
3. Automatically install updates (this is the default setting)
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Re: Please, implement the auto-update option!

Post by ZoNi » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:16 am

Spiff wrote:Setting for automated update checks would be purely optional.
I vote for this option :)

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Re: Please, implement the auto-update option!

Post by Spiff » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:26 am

With installation, integrated in the installer, there could be an option to choose for "Do not check for updates" and "Notify me about available updates" (or even "Automatically install updates", also).
This option to choose that setting would then be offered with each update.
Of course this option would also be available in the Preferences menu.
This is what CCleaner does, as I mentioned last Thursday, 9 December.

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Re: Please, implement the auto-update option!

Post by John - Tracker Supp » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:12 pm

Hi,

in Version 3 there will be an auto udpate option with the kind of options suggested or similar - with the default set to off.

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Re: Please, implement the auto-update option!

Post by Spiff » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:35 pm

John - Tracker Supp wrote:in Version 3 there will be an auto udpate option with the kind of options suggested or similar - with the default set to off.
Thanks very much, John.
I think that is good news for those users that are less 'update aware'.

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Re: Please, implement the auto-update option!

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:37 pm

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Re: Please, implement the auto-update option!

Post by inter » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:22 pm

Thanks very much to the Tracker Crew and to all users that supported my request. :D

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Re: Please, implement the auto-update option!

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:47 pm

Let me join with a smiley as well :) :D

Seems like this topic is resolved till ver3 is released.

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Re: Please, implement the auto-update option!

Post by ZoNi » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:10 am

inter wrote:Thanks very much to the Tracker Crew and to all users that supported my request. :D
Thank YOU for supporting MY request :lol:

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Re: Please, implement the auto-update option!

Post by John - Tracker Supp » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:59 pm

We're pleased everyone is so happy :-)
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