A python module that will check for package updates.
Only whitelisted packages can be checked for updates. Contact update_checker's author for information on adding a package to the whitelist.
The update_checker module can be installed via:
pip install update_checker
To simply output when there is a newer version of the
praw package, you can
use the following bit of code:
from update_checker import update_check update_check('praw', '0.0.1')
If you need more control, such as performing operations conditionally when there is an update you can use the following approach:
from update_checker import UpdateChecker checker = UpdateChecker() result = checker.check('praw', '0.0.1') if result: # result is None when an update was not found or a failure occured # result is a UpdateResult object that contains the following attributes: # * available_version # * package_name # * running_version # * release_date (is None if the information isn't available) print(result) # Conditionally perform other actions