Check for updates



  • if you have check for updates automatically, it would be nice if when you load PA it wouldn’t bring up the updates window unless there were updates. i have this turned on daily during beta cycles and weekly during normal release, and that window popping up to tell me there is no new release gets kind of old 🙂



  • you mean u want it to be like firefox update when there is an update it updates when there isn’t nothing happens. Bit like avast antivirus update system.



  • yeah this ould be a good idea… But currently I am happy with the normal newsletter update info



  • @davidsplash:

    you mean u want it to be like firefox update when there is an update it updates when there isn’t nothing happens. Bit like avast antivirus update system.

    i dunno – never used firefox, but yeah – if there is no update, do nothing, only alert you when there is an update.


  • conexware

    problem is that we did this first in PA 2001, people immediatly thought PA has some kind of spyware because their firewalls showed them something was happening (even though even then message would be shown).

    So, this is why you now get big box. :-).



  • A way around this would be to show some type of status, either in the status bar, toolbar, separate window, etc. that the program is checking for updates (this gets rid of the ‘spyware’ questions) then the window or status goes away if there is no update. If an update is present then you get a second status with the prompt. In this way the checking is done, but if there is no update there is no user interaction needed.


  • conexware

    @pa-user:

    A way around this would be to show some type of status, either in the status bar, toolbar, separate window, etc. that the program is checking for updates (this gets rid of the ‘spyware’ questions) then the window or status goes away if there is no update. If an update is present then you get a second status with the prompt. In this way the checking is done, but if there is no update there is no user interaction needed.

    this is what we have done before. Only difference is that Update window went away if there was no update.

    And this was the biggest problem report we got from PA users to our mailboxes in past 7 years.

    :-).

    What we might do in the future is add an option that can be turned on to make window silent, but then again, sooo mannnyyyy optiooons everywhere…


 

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