Auto-updating apps, and splash screens.

Jim Sims sims at
Fri Oct 29 00:10:24 EDT 2010

Alex - search the List archives for Chipp's updater, he has a few posts that outline what seems to be a good system and gives some excellent advice.


On Oct 29, 2010, at 1:21 AM, 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.

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