[geeklog-devel] GSOC 2009 Proposal

Vincent Furia vfuria at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 12:42:53 EDT 2009

I'm with Randy. Users (in this case site owners) shouldn't be forced to do
automatic updates. Having the (opt-in) option available though is probably a
good idea. I'm not sure its worth the overhead to differentiate between
between "critical" and "non-critical" updates.


On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 10:09 AM, Randy Kolenko <Randy.Kolenko at nextide.ca>wrote:

> 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.
> -randy
> -----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?
> Tim
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