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0000947SiT!otherpublic2009-09-17 15:382013-01-05 16:01
Assigned Toivan 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version 
Target Version4.0Fixed in Version 
Summary0000947: New feature - Notice of update available
DescriptionSiT 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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User avatar (0001987)
ivan (administrator)
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?
User avatar (0001992)
kieran (administrator)
2009-09-17 18:35

I dunno, piwik and wordpress to name two let you know when there's an update available.
User avatar (0002031)
Tomse (developer)
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.
User avatar (0002040)
paulh (administrator)
2009-09-23 20:47

I agree this would be useful though the notice should obviously only go to admins.
User avatar (0002399)
ivan (administrator)
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
User avatar (0004630)
ivan (administrator)
2013-01-05 16:01

Bumping to 4

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2009-09-17 15:38 Tomse New Issue
2009-09-17 17:10 ivan Note Added: 0001987
2009-09-17 17:10 ivan Status new => feedback
2009-09-17 18:35 kieran Note Added: 0001992
2009-09-23 15:36 Tomse Note Added: 0002031
2009-09-23 16:10 ivan Status feedback => confirmed
2009-09-23 20:47 paulh Note Added: 0002040
2010-02-20 13:39 ivan Note Added: 0002399
2010-02-20 16:39 paulh Product Version 4.0 =>
2010-02-20 16:39 paulh Target Version => 4.0
2010-04-10 22:52 ivan Status confirmed => assigned
2010-04-10 22:52 ivan Assigned To => ivan
2011-02-14 13:21 ivan Target Version 4.0 => 3.90beta1
2013-01-05 16:01 ivan Note Added: 0004630
2013-01-05 16:01 ivan Target Version 3.90beta1 => 4.0

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