[uf-new] New uF: Version
mephtu at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 12 14:00:55 PDT 2008
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From: Scott Reynen <scott at makedatamakesense.com>
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Subject: Re: [uf-new] New uF: Version
On [Aug 8], at [ Aug 8] 3:55 , Samuel Richter wrote:
> There could be a "What's New" section which would pop up in the
> application when a new version is found. I anticipate that this use
> case would follow existing processes with software update
> procedures, where the updater/installer periodically checks for the
> web page for updates, *or* subscribes to an RSS feed which contains
> the relevant information.
> Scenario: A higher version is found
> With the presentation of this information, a decision will be made:
> to install, or not. But, this would be configurable. For instance,
> the user may choose not to install alpha or beta software. Or, the
> user may want to review a list of changes for the new version,
> consider package size, dependencies, available space, etc.
Thanks for this more detailed use case. Your mention of RSS made me
realize hAtom has already solved much of this problem:
entry-title is version number, rel-bookmark is the download link, and
entry-content is the change details. So I'd suggest starting with that
and identifying gaps as they become evident.
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Brilliant. That could form the basis for an update mechanism for software subscriptions. What's the next step?
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