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The update mechanism
by WereCatf on Wed 6th Oct 2010 14:41 UTC
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

The update mechanism is the one thing I don't understand why people haven't bothered fixing it. I mean, isn't it rather important for people to be able to keep up-to-date, receive bug-fixes and perhaps even security fixes easily and without having to re-install the whole thing every single time?

I have never gotten it to work myself. Either it crashes OO.o or it just complains about not being able to check for updates. Not _once_ has it worked over the years. That's really something.

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RE: The update mechanism
by Neolander on Wed 6th Oct 2010 15:54 in reply to "The update mechanism"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Here updates work perfectly, but is highly annoying and does not make me want to apply them anyway.

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RE: The update mechanism
by TemporalBeing on Wed 6th Oct 2010 18:04 in reply to "The update mechanism"
TemporalBeing Member since:
2007-08-22

The update mechanism is the one thing I don't understand why people haven't bothered fixing it. I mean, isn't it rather important for people to be able to keep up-to-date, receive bug-fixes and perhaps even security fixes easily and without having to re-install the whole thing every single time?

I have never gotten it to work myself. Either it crashes OO.o or it just complains about not being able to check for updates. Not _once_ has it worked over the years. That's really something.


Typically works fine for me; though it usually just downloads another EXE for me to run, which then does the install/etc. It's never been as nice as what comes out of Mozilla for Firefox or Thunderbird which "Just Works" aside from "major" updates (e.g. 2.x->3.x, 3.5->3.6)

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RE: The update mechanism
by hussam on Fri 8th Oct 2010 20:09 in reply to "The update mechanism"
hussam Member since:
2006-08-17

The update mechanism is the one thing I don't understand why people haven't bothered fixing it. I mean, isn't it rather important for people to be able to keep up-to-date, receive bug-fixes and perhaps even security fixes easily and without having to re-install the whole thing every single time?

I have never gotten it to work myself. Either it crashes OO.o or it just complains about not being able to check for updates. Not _once_ has it worked over the years. That's really something.

No one using linux wants an application that updates itself. Under linux, everything should be handled by your package manager. Anything else is simply "polluting your file system".

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