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Adding "there is a new version fo this software available" to a max patch

March 12, 2013 | 2:44 pm

I have no idea how to do this, once you’ve built an app how would you go about getting it to auto-check for updates and then then let the user know that a new version is available in this way?

Many thanks


March 12, 2013 | 3:16 pm

hm, maybe ping the supposed path of the thing on the web, if it doesn’t respond it has changed and means user can update ? the name of the file needs to contain its version in that case. Or keep a separate file indicating the current version, always on teh web ?


March 12, 2013 | 4:07 pm

In ejies‘s overview patcher, I use a simple mxj class to grab what the current version is (a simple file on my server). You can checkout the sources on github.


March 12, 2013 | 4:30 pm

Hi,

in The sadam Library (see http://cycling74.com/forums/topic.php?id=42930 ), starting from version 2012-10-08 each object will check for a file on my server which contains a string representation of the latest version number of the library. It fires an update warning only if it finds the file on the server AND the version number doesn’t match. The ‘AND’ here is very important — just imagine what would happen if users would get false alarms just because my server was down or because they weren’t connected to the internet…

HTH,
Ádám


March 13, 2013 | 11:12 am

Some really useful thoughts here. Many thanks guys!


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