#336 "About jEdit" dialog - widget extension for Updater plugin

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nobody
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2012-02-29
2010-02-17
Robert Schwenn
No

Summary says it all. I know there's no consensus among the developers. But meanwhile a self-updating program is become a thing that very much users simply expect as an integrated feature.

Possibly a nice integration could be, that the plugin Managers update pane also provides a core update as the very first list item...

Discussion

  • Alan Ezust
    Alan Ezust
    2011-11-16

    I think it would make more sense for the "About jEdit" dialog to have a way for Updater to add a panel to it.
    This way, if updater is installed, it can show a button saying "update available" or a message "you are up to date" depending on updater's settings.
    I don't think it makes sense to have jEdit itself delivered through the plugin manager update pane.

     
  • Alan Ezust
    Alan Ezust
    2011-11-16

    • summary: integrated core updater --> About jEdit dialog extension for Updater plugin
     
  • Alan Ezust
    Alan Ezust
    2011-12-18

    • assigned_to: nobody --> shlomy
    • summary: About jEdit dialog extension for Updater plugin --> "About jEdit" dialog - widget extension for Updater plugin
     
    • assigned_to: shlomy --> nobody
     
  • Damien
    Damien
    2012-03-05

    This is slightly unrelated, but it would also be nice if Updater was provided as a default plugin for Windows and maybe Mac. On Linux the package manager should take care of core updates, but Windows doesn't have one and most Mac users don't use theirs.