[vlc-devel] Future of the update mechanism

Pierre d'Herbemont pdherbemont at free.fr
Wed Jul 29 19:57:52 CEST 2009

On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 10:48 AM, Rafaël Carré<rafael.carre at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Jul 2009 18:02:12 +0200
> "Felix Paul Kühne" <fkuehne.videolan at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Hello guys,
>> Ideally, it should also install the update, restart VLC and delete
>> the old version plus installer.
> Looks like a good idea.
>> Anyway, are there political or technical reasons which would prevent
>> me / us from using this framework on the Mac to improve the current
>> situation?
> Having different code for windows and osx (it's a technical reason
> since there is a maintenance overhead)

Well, IMO, the maintenance issue we already have it. Sparkle is the
nearly native way to do it. With a reasonable overhead and a very well
tested library.

> j-b suggested removing downloading code, because
> synchronisation between the GUI and the download thread can be
> difficult to maintain.

I don't think that's a valid reason, if there is a bug it should be fixed.

> It seems it was the cause to the bug in OSX interface: could you
> confirm ? (I think pdherbemont introduced it in
> [dfa0e1e9539a053a12073c333bd28e6d21ecd80a] but i'm not sure)

It's highly likely that this may stress something.


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