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How to notify users of new version?

Post by Whaat » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:39 am

We need a means of notification that exporters have been updated. Any ideas?

The easiest thing for me to do is have a menu item that says 'Check for Update' and then it opens the Indigo Downloads website.

There's probably a much better way, though. Maybe some sort of option for email notification. However, I wouldn't know how to implement it.

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Re: How to notify users of new version?

Post by CTZn » Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:53 pm

The material database might be aware of the latest Indigo version. An exporter would compare the local and db version strings, or something akin...
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Re: How to notify users of new version?

Post by Borgleader » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:28 pm

RSS feeds? We could have exporter developpers send a message to Ono/Benn and have them shove it in an RSS feed whenever something is updated. Would be a great thing for indigo itself tbh. Whenever theres a new version/update or something major. I personnally follow a lot of site through RSS it makes it a lot less of a hassle as i dont have to check a bunch of websites everyday.

Maybe one day I'll add indigo to this (already long) list? ;)
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Re: How to notify users of new version?

Post by suvakas » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:34 pm

Put some file (even a txt file should be ok) to the server (under exporters/skindigo for example) containing the latest version number of your exporter. Then read that file every time user starts the exporter (or picks "Check for updates" from the menu) and diplay a message box with some info if the ver number in server is newer than the one user has.

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Re: How to notify users of new version?

Post by Whaat » Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:21 am

Is there anything in the works here, ben? This should be one of the top priorities IMO.

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Re: How to notify users of new version?

Post by OnoSendai » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:47 am

Whaat:
What about what Suv said? Sounds like a good idea to me.

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Re: How to notify users of new version?

Post by Whaat » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:31 am

OnoSendai wrote:Whaat:
What about what Suv said? Sounds like a good idea to me.
It's a good idea, but I've been having issues uploading files to the server with the same name. One file won't overwrite the other. So, each time I release a new version, I have to upload a new text file with a new name. Then, I have to make sure that the names match in my version checking code. It's a bit of a pain....yes I'm lazy. I was just hoping for a better way. How are you going to implement update notification for Indigo core?

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Re: How to notify users of new version?

Post by OnoSendai » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:39 am

I wasn't planning to do update notification for the core yet.

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