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Updating Add-Ons

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Gene Steinberg, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Gene Steinberg

    Gene Steinberg Well-Known Member

    OK, here's a potential issue, which I haven't seen discussed.

    Consider: with the plugin site for vBulletin, vbulletin.org, you are notified of updates for plugins, or see an "Updated" label next to the thread containing information about that folder.

    Are there plans to perform a similar move for your add-ons? At the very least, add-on developers could put the date of the last release in the thread title, so you can scan for new versions quickly.

    How is this being addressed? If you have a dozen or two add-ons, it can be time consuming to have to regularly check for possible updates, particularly when the core software gets an upgrade.
    Lone Wolf likes this.
  2. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

    They are working on a resource manager that should handle this kind of issue, unsure when the timeline for it to be used here is however.
  3. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I say no to a third party site.
  4. Gene Steinberg

    Gene Steinberg Well-Known Member

    I'm not suggesting a third-party site. I'm suggesting a mechanism to easily notify users of updates. Is that what this "resource manager" is all about?

    Also, is there a problem in sending our email notices of new messages? I've got all the proper checkboxes checked, but haven't seen any updates since yesterday.
    el canadiano likes this.
  5. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

    Here you go some info
  6. Gene Steinberg

    Gene Steinberg Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Still not getting those email notices. And, no, it's not my email system, where XenForo.com is whitelisted.
  7. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    So there will be an "update manager" inside Xenforo? Will this work like how Wordpress works where they alert you of plugin updates and you can do a 1-click upgrade?
  8. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    Probably not in the software on your site, but more like you can come here and check for updates (maybe via a control panel?) {shrug}
  9. Wulfspider

    Wulfspider Active Member

    I think some sort of update checking and notification system is needed for sure. I hate having to check for updates manually. :(
  10. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Hopefully will be a feature of the resource manager.
    Andrej likes this.
  11. Robbo

    Robbo Well-Known Member

    I will be adding this feature to any of my bigger add-ons. It has been added to XenTrader which I made for someone.
  12. el canadiano

    el canadiano Active Member

    Something similar to MyBB's Check Plugin Updates would be nice. Something in the Admin CP telling us if there are newer versions and stuff.
  13. MarcosPreviato

    MarcosPreviato Active Member

    would be perfect!
  14. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf Well-Known Member

    This could be quite easily done in the following way. Get users to click installed in the add-on forum and then use the alerts system to notify them if there's a new attatchment to that thread. Or the thread starter could send out an alert to all those with the add-on marked as installed.

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