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0000947SiT!otherpublic2009-09-17 15:382013-01-05 16:01
0000947: New feature - Notice of update available
SiT downloads a file (.xml) from the internet
if $version > $local_version put a notice for admin that an update is awailable, the same notices as the new notes after an update.

This checking should be able to be turned off, and set interval when to check.

If this is easily done, this could be implemented in 3.x branch
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Issue History
2009-09-17 15:38TomseNew Issue
2009-09-17 17:10ivanNote Added: 0001987
2009-09-17 17:10ivanStatusnew => feedback
2009-09-17 18:35kieranNote Added: 0001992
2009-09-23 15:36TomseNote Added: 0002031
2009-09-23 16:10ivanStatusfeedback => confirmed
2009-09-23 20:47paulhNote Added: 0002040
2010-02-20 13:39ivanNote Added: 0002399
2010-02-20 16:39paulhProduct Version4.0 =>
2010-02-20 16:39paulhTarget Version => 4.0
2010-04-10 22:52ivanStatusconfirmed => assigned
2010-04-10 22:52ivanAssigned To => ivan
2011-02-14 13:21ivanTarget Version4.0 => 3.90beta1
2013-01-05 16:01ivanNote Added: 0004630
2013-01-05 16:01ivanTarget Version3.90beta1 => 4.0

2009-09-17 17:10   
The RSS Feed plugin comes with a default feed to look for new SiT versions, but I've been reluctant to add an automatic updates check feature because many people consider that to be "Phoning home" and a big no-no for an open source app.

Maybe if was something that required the user to click 'Check for updates' it might not be so bad.

What do other people think?
2009-09-17 18:35   
I dunno, piwik and wordpress to name two let you know when there's an update available.
2009-09-23 15:36   
So does phpbb2 and phpbb3

and actually several other opensource sites does this.

Perhaps turning it off as default, but during installation asking the admin to put a checkmark if it needs to be turned on.

then it's a human choice to have it enabled :-)

and I think it's great with the RSS feeds, but if the admin thinks they are not usable then she turns off the rss.
2009-09-23 20:47   
I agree this would be useful though the notice should obviously only go to admins.
2010-02-20 13:39   
We discussed this in IRC and decided to have a scheduled task disabled by default that an admin can enable
2013-01-05 16:01   
Bumping to 4