Auto-updating apps, and splash screens.

Sivakatirswami katir at hindu.org
Thu Oct 28 21:24:40 EDT 2010


  On 10/28/10 1:21 PM, Alex Tweedly wrote:
>
> I have a little app that will be used on a number of computers, so I 
> want it to check for a new version being available, and update itself 
> if needed (and desired).  I know the easy way to do this is to have 
> the executable be basically a 'splash screen' that starts the *real* 
> stack, and therefore the real stack can be updated.
> Does anyone have a sample stack / app showing this ?
>
> And, what do you as app users prefer
>
> 1. The app automatically updates itself when a new version is available.
> 2. The app downloads the new version automatically, and then (next 
> time?) on startup asks if you want to install the update.
> 3. The app lets yo know there is a new version available, and asks if 
> it should download / install the update.
> 4. Something else.
>
> Thanks
> -- Alex. 
Run Rev really should dedicate some tutorials and or wiki space to 
this... there are at least a dozen different ways I've seen, they all 
work, but still the question keeps coming up.

In house: #1
public: #3







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