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#494 "Check for updates" is not working with nighty build but is working with official release
Author: user gamuti
Date created:
Type: feature
Visibility: Everybody
Assigned to: admin JPEXS
Labels: GUIUpdate system
State: closed Help

> What steps will reproduce the problem? Click button "check for update" on a nighty build release. > What is the expected output? What do you see instead? ThisA dialog box appears : "No news version available" ! > What version of the product are you using? On what operating system? All nighty Build of JPEXS. Win7x64 > Please provide any additional information below. Attach the file you have problem with if neccessary. If you do not want to publish files YOU CAN CHANGE VISIBILITY TO PRIVATE I think this is normal because the nighty build version number is generated with a randomize algorythm.
Yes, this is normal. The server can't determine which random version number is bigger unless it stores all nightly versions. But i think it is unnecessary. Why do you need this feature? Nightly builds are only for testing.
Actually, the server has stored information about all uploaded nightly builds so it may be possible. When you run a nightly build now, update check should work for all newer official releases (=no nightly builds). Maybe we can also implement a checkbox to check for nightly builds too. But it won't surely display any changeslog as it is stored only in Mercurial repository. Is this really neccessary?
Type: bug→feature
Assigned:admin JPEXS
I think nightly update check could be useful. And another thing is to make real auto updater - it shouldn't lead to download page but download new version in background, close FFDec and auto extract in directory from it was launched.
megalol: I am not really fan of the autoupdater idea. I was thinking about it earlier, but dropped it. I know it could be usefull and quick for users, but... ehm... I don't like idea that users won't visit my webpages anymore. Some users will download the program elsewhere and won't ever notice how original webpages look like. I would also like to put something more on the webpages... for example polls or announcements. I cannot do this without users visiting the webpages. I know it is annoying to visit webpages and install it everytime, but please consider it as small tax for having the software totally free. Please understand us. Thanks.
Ok, maybe then make a nightly update channel (for nightly's only) with auto updater and stable update channel with old (current) updater because nightly's comes very often and yes it's a little annoying to visit download page several times a day?
Since 2.0.0 you can enable checking for nightly builds too. See advanced settings.
State: new→upgraded
Thanks for info but it would be better to open nightly download page ( for nightly updates...
Btw I have latest (301cd60f49ee) nightly and it always (every time I open FFDec) shows "New verision available" window (I've set update delay=123 for testing).
In new nightly eed3d652178a, you should not see it always.
Now it's OK, thanks!
State: upgraded→closed