[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] optional automatic updates
sam.parkinson3 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 8 06:53:59 EDT 2014
By android notifications I meant the thing that went "Updating Zen Beat...
50%". Transparency is a good thing :)
On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 8:16 AM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 08, 2014 at 08:10:07AM +1000, Sam P. wrote:
> > On Aug 8, 2014 7:59 AM, "James Cameron" <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Thu, Aug 07, 2014 at 08:40:26AM -0400, Martin Abente wrote:
> > > > Thanks for the feedback, please notice that we already support
> > > > automatic updates. This feature is simply to extend this microformat
> > > > to mark some activities in the list so they don't get automatically
> > > > updated or installed (ie., when they are too big for doing it
> > > > massively).
> > >
> > > The perceived size of a download depends on the actual size, and the
> > > bandwidth available.
> > >
> > > Does the updater handle stop and continue of download, and give any
> > > indication of the duration expected? Users will be more willing to
> > > try massive updates (e.g. new Wikipedia activity) if they can be more
> > > in control.
> > Maybe we could do like android and do some notifications? It is kind of
> > separate change but it could be nice :)
> If you mean download the metadata about the update automatically, and
> give a notification of new version ... there's a risk of scaling
> effects; if a class of 30 students boot at the same time and each
> laptop looks for updates, the wireless network can be bogged down for
> a while.
> That's one reason why updates are manually triggered.
> James Cameron
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