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Automatic upgrade / update

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by Shamil, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    I think that the forum software should be able to do autonomous updates within a minor series, i.e. 1.0 ->1.0.1 ->1.0.2, however, not for 1.1 or 1.2. Might be useful for bugfixes, etc.

    This saves a little time downloading and uploading files.

    Security could be ensured by means of simple md5 or whatever to verify integrity of the file downloaded by the system.

    What do you guys think?
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  2. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    That would require access to the server to download/PUT the files no?
  3. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    No, the script can download a zip, (yes, authentication can be used so that members only can download the patches), and then PHP-pclzip (or whatever is appropriate [that class is LGPL]) can be used to extract the files, and the system can automatically place the required files :)
  4. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    I don't think it should update automatically (without the admin's permission), but updating within the Admin CP would be awesome. WordPress has it and it is simply a spectacular feature. You would no longer have to go through the process of download, extract, upload, run upgrade script, etc. One click in the Admin CP and you're done. :)
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  5. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    would be nice to have an upgrade button within the ACP, obviously with enough alerts if anything is going to break :)
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  6. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    It would be an awesome feature for sure :D
  7. NolF

    NolF Active Member

    How would this feature work for boards which modify files?
  8. Caliburn

    Caliburn Well-Known Member

    Boards with modified files would have to do a manual upgrade per the norm most likely. I do agree though that an automatic updating system would be pretty neat but I can see so many problems arising because of it. I think the best bet in all actuality is to go with the norm and let people manually patch their boards.
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  9. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    No automatic updates that an admin didn't confirm.
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  10. ankurs

    ankurs Well-Known Member

    No automatic updates but a 1 click upgrade from admicp, something like wordpress will be great.
  11. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    +1 for this (but Admin auth is required) ;)
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  12. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Is this the same kind of updating process in wordpress 3 series (dunno if it was in previous versions of WP). If so, then yes. And as Kurtz mentioned Admin auth required) admin id1.
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  13. darkon

    darkon Member

    That would be the next feature to turn off (after Facebook- and Twitter Integration) for me.

    I want to decide when to run an update. If problems arise i want to be able to look into them.
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  14. wizzard

    wizzard Active Member

    We already know you don't like social media features, no need to keep telling us ;)
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  15. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Obvious we don't a script that does things without admin permission, so basically as in WP, the script would check, and then, offer automatic installation of the minor files. The script could also check for file customisations and request you save them before continuing.
  16. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    yes, it's something like Windows Update, you can fully configure it ... you can plan the download (but not upgrade), the download with the auto-upgrade, and finally, only check out if there are updated files available (than you can select if you want upgrade or not) ...

    clearly, only the ID1 will be allowed to do this things ... :)
  17. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Well, maybe super administrators - settable via the config.php or w/e?
  18. ChrisR

    ChrisR Active Member

    I like this idea but i would like to see it set out like this,

    1) not an auto update but one-click update
    2) only super administrators (set in config or something) can run the updates.
    3) only for bug fix releases.
    4) its optional to use the update system so dev still release updated files on site for the people that modify files.

    So if this would to come to xenforo that's how i would like to see it set out.
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  19. principia

    principia Well-Known Member

    The Updatefunction of WP3 ist great an I wish it for XF too.
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  20. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    That's the way I set it out, more or less. Didn't think about user permissions explicitly, but that was obvious.

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