Selecting releases _before_ script downloading
Posted 05 November 2007 - 04:20 PM
Apup should just download the list of the Available releases (releases.list). The user would then select the ones he wishes to update. Apup should just get the scripts for those selected and proceed.
Posted 06 November 2007 - 03:41 PM
Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:20 PM
Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:35 PM
Ideally, in step 4, there should be a "Don't ask me again about this update" and somewhere an option to "Restore hidden updates" like in Windows Update
This is my ideal/perfect vision of APUP
Edited by Pedro, 17 November 2007 - 12:49 AM.
Posted 08 November 2007 - 03:55 AM
Step 1: download and display the releases available.
Step 2: the user selects the release(s) he is interested in.
Step 3: the download sizes are calculated.
Step 4: the user has a choice to go back and change releases, or continue and download the updates.
Step 5: the end user runs autopatcher.exe as we always have.
Edit: spelling mistake
Edited by Cyrus, 08 November 2007 - 03:56 AM.
Posted 08 November 2007 - 10:00 AM
That is where is disagree. Autopatcher is (among other uses) supposed to be a tool for people without access to wideband on the PCs they wish to update (otherwise they would just use Windows Update
From my point of view, it makes no sense to download and carry around (large) files I'm not going to use.
I see your perspective of having the full set and installing just the wanted components but you can see that if I previously select those not wanted, I can save time, storage space and when updating my PC I don't need to unselect unwanted items again because they aren't simply there
Posted 11 November 2007 - 12:46 PM
really? for me it a tool to have all current downloads in one place to be able to update new installation quickly. i have good connection, but i just dont want to wait for Windows Update to donwload/install all. And especially because of WU wount do this in one time, it would be asking you to restart plenty of times.
Posted 11 November 2007 - 06:18 PM
AutoUpdate has many qualities and many target users (that's why I said "among other uses").
Why do you oppose adding more options? It is not restricting your use, it is simply allowing people to use it differently. Is that a bad thing?
Posted 11 November 2007 - 10:45 PM
Posted 16 November 2007 - 11:45 PM
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