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Add Sparkle #16

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soffes opened this Issue · 6 comments

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@soffes

It would be awesome if it checked for updates automatically with Sparkle.

@mattt

My original thought was to simply just distribute through the App Store, but I'm starting to think more about non-App-Store distribution as well. I guess my main reason for feet-dragging comes down to the lack of good tooling around this. Anyone know what's the state of the art here, or should I go off and build something?

@micpringle

Sparkle is pretty much the standard outside of the MAS

@mattt

Right, right. I guess I'm just looking for the "Heroku for Sparkle". Does that exist yet?

@micpringle

Not sure what you mean exactly. Sparkle is simply a framework you embed within the app, and then you host an xml file which contains details of updates/new versions (which could probably stash somewhere on GitHub). When you release a new version, you update the xml file and the framework takes care of the rest.

@mattt

What I mean is that all of that should be automated, much like deploying a web app. Also, GitHub has a very generous bandwidth policy, but for a pretty hefty app like this, I'd like to host my own stuff on S3.

@mattt

Done and done. Download link on postgresapp.com now directs you to latest build, which includes Sparkle. Also, pay no attention to that man behind the curtain ;)

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