Upgrade Manager released

The OPT Upgrade Manager was released along with the new 0.92 beta version. We are very excited about it because it will allow OPT administrators to easily keep their OPT servers updated to the last version, with no need to periodically check for upgrades.

A lot of minor bugs are fixed in just a couple of hours after being reported, but we don't expect people to be surfing sourceforge all day long in order to find OPT bug fixes. This delays bug fixing on your machine, because we had to wait for a reasonable number of bugs to be fixed before releasing a new version.

With the advent of the new Upgrade Manager, the OPT administrators are notified by the OPT system they administer of available upgrades! This is accomplished by running an Upgrade Manager module along with the newsletter distribution script. This module connects to the sourceforge server and retrieves an XML file which contains available upgrades. After that, all the administrator has to do is log in OPT and use the integrated Upgrade Manager in order to retrieve and apply the upgrade from within OPT! Have fun!

Posted by Bogdan Stancescu 2002-02-04

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