Auto-updating apps, and splash screens.

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Fri Oct 29 01:54:10 EDT 2010

On 10/28/10 6:21 PM, Alex Tweedly wrote:

> 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.

#3, because I want to control what's being done on my machine. I don't 
like apps that think they know more than I do.

Ideally though, a preference to allow the user to choose whether they 
want auto-updates (#1) or manual ones. I don't think #2 accomplishes 
much for either type of user.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
HyperActive Software           |

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