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#297 Support auto update of jEdit itself

v5.2
closed
core (195)
5
2013-12-09
2009-07-07
Anup
No

It would be good for both users and the jEdit community of developers that jEdit can support the ability to auto update itself (e.g. like Firefox, Notepad++, or other such apps). This increases the likelihood that people will be on latest versions, and actually know about it...

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  • Seph Soliman
    Seph Soliman
    2009-07-07

    Isn't the version checker plugin bundled per default? Perhaps it should be fine tuned... as a core dev I think i'm a bit ahead of the plugin so I wouldn't know how users experience this...

    - Seph

     
  • Anup
    Anup
    2009-07-08

    @scarlac: I was pleasantly surprised to hear there is a version checker plugin, and thought that because I have kept my profile since 4.2 days I didn't have it by default. I checked the Plugin Manager and also http://plugins.jedit.org/list.php but unfortunately I could not see a version checker. Am I missing something?

     
  • Seph Soliman
    Seph Soliman
    2009-07-08

    Understadibly you disabled it as do I when i install jedit. The plugin bundles with jedit, so please download a version of jedit to obtain it. I don't think it's released under the plugins manager.

    Closing, invalid.

    Best regards,
    Seph

     
  • Seph Soliman
    Seph Soliman
    2009-07-08

    • status: open --> closed-invalid
     
  • Robert Schwenn
    Robert Schwenn
    2009-07-08

    • status: closed-invalid --> open
     
  • Robert Schwenn
    Robert Schwenn
    2009-07-08

    Sorry, but the "Latest Version Check" plugin satisfies this feature request in no means. The only thing this plugin can do is to show info about the currently used and available versions of jEdit.

    Actually there is no way to automatically update jEdit itself.

     
  • Alan Ezust
    Alan Ezust
    2009-07-08

    Testing it would be a pain. Can we write a plugin that can do it instead of putting it in the core?
    Maybe somehow extend the latestversioncheck and let *IT* do the work?

     
  • Good idea. I am trying to write an updater plugin now for this.

     
    • assigned_to: nobody --> shlomy
     
  • I intend to have the updater plugin use the jEdit installer in a "headless" mode. But it seems like there is no Ant build for the installer. How can I include it in the updater plugin?

     
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