Auto updating to Write Restricted Folders

prothero at prothero at
Thu Dec 19 14:46:46 EST 2013

I'm also very interested in this. Normally, adding software to the Applications folder requires an administrator password. A dialog box would come up, but I'm curious how others handle this and if a download to the Applications folder is attempted, whether a dialog asking for an administrative password will come up.

William Prothero

On Dec 19, 2013, at 7:51 AM, tbodine <lvhdgc7 at> wrote:

> Hi all.
> I'm implementing an auto-update feature for the first time and have a newbie
> question about it.
> If the user installed the original in Program Files or, on Mac in
> Applications, then is auto-update doomed to fail when modern OSes enforce
> write restrictions to these areas?
> I realize I could stick the program in App Data and update that, but what's
> the point of Program Files/Applications then?
> Any pointers on auto-update for a Livecode desktop program are most welcome!
> Thanks,
> Tom Bodine 
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