Author Topic: Notify / Load hot fixes automatically  (Read 374 times)

asandler

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Notify / Load hot fixes automatically
« on: September 02, 2009, 07:11:46 am »
I'd really love to see SE loading hot-fixes automatically. Practice shows that hot-fixes may come out quiet often so loading them automatically or at least notifying there's a new hot-fix would be very convenient. You can take it even further and notify when there's a new version of SE available.

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Alex.

chrisant

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Re: Notify / Load hot fixes automatically
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2009, 07:25:40 am »
I'd really love to see SE loading hot-fixes automatically. Practice shows that hot-fixes may come out quiet often so loading them automatically or at least notifying there's a new hot-fix would be very convenient. You can take it even further and notify when there's a new version of SE available.
That would be nice, as options, of course -- a couple example reasons why:
  • Notification should be optional for privacy reasons, or if a check for updates could ever block the foreground (UI) thread.
  • Auto-updates should be optional, since there may be valid reasons to postpone patching (e.g. during mission critical time windows one does not want to risk a bad auto-patch that could jeopardize the ability to meet a deadline, or users like myself may have additional steps necessary when applying patches [I have the entire SE installation under source control, it's a best practice if one is going to modify stock macros], etc).