Auto-updating apps, and splash screens.

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Fri Oct 29 00:40:04 EDT 2010


Search for "Magic Carpet" at Chipp's site.

On 28 October 2010 21:10, Jim Sims <sims at ezpzapps.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> sims
>
> ---
> 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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