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Clear status bar icon if current version is newer than cached update #75

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50Wliu commented Apr 30, 2018


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Description of the Change

Previously, if an update was found, that version would be stored in local storage and the squirrel icon would be displayed until the current Atom version matched the version in local storage. Of course, this does not work if the version that Atom is updated to is newer than the one that LocalStorage knows about. This can happen, for example, when switching from stable to beta. In that case, About would still insist that there was an update available.

To solve this issue, I have included the semver npm package for version checking. The update state is now cleared if the current Atom version is greater than or equal to the version in LocalStorage. Similarly, an update is only available if the current Atom version is less than the version in LocalStorage.

New tests have been verified to fail when old behavior is maintained.

Alternate Designs

Manual string comparisons could be done without bringing in the semver dependency.


People who install new versions before the updater realizes they're available will not have a Squirrel icon stuck in their status bar.

Possible Drawbacks

Slightly longer startup time.

Applicable Issues

Fixes #50

@50Wliu 50Wliu merged commit e39cdf9 into master Apr 30, 2018

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