[geeklog-devel] GSOC 2009 Proposal

Randy Kolenko Randy.Kolenko at nextide.ca
Mon Mar 30 12:09:44 EDT 2009

Visions of automated Windows Update flash through my head -- Automatic
update done on my vista laptop destroys 1/2 my software.  Not sure who
is to blame for that situation... Me for not testing the updates or even
reading what they are, or Microsoft for pushing the update.

Its probably a better idea to have the updates to be configurable
option.  Give the user the option to automatically update or not for
both critical and non critical items.
Other options could be an email alert or things like a warning banner
bar across the top of the page output or something to that effect.  


-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Patrick [mailto:tcsp1900 at hotmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 11:56 AM
To: geeklog-devel at lists.geeklog.net
Subject: Re: [geeklog-devel] GSOC 2009 Proposal

In regards to the 'phoning home' for updates, I thought of the idea of
having the manual update instead of phoning home, but i think it has a
big flaw. Suppose for example one of the plugins has a giant security
flaw. There is no way to force the user to upgrade, and to be honest
most users will not manually check for security updates. Maybe a better
idea would be to have a mix of this idea and the phoning home - Manual
update for all normal updates, but the manager still checks a security
file for updates, for forced security updates.

What do you guys think?


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