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Editor should support easy update option - like chrome #1624
This issue was originally filed by firstname.lastname@example.org
It should be a simple one-click process to update the editor to the latest sdk, dartium and editor itself. This is a high-priority issue now due to the immature nature of all three pieces. It would make working with the tools in this early stage much more pleasant. FWIW - The lack of this feature has often caused me to go back to using textmate and the command-line tools for a day or two when I need a feature from head and don't feel like going through the current manual update process.
This comment was originally written by @butlermatt
(Comments copied over from issue #2 and expanded upon)
I think it would be great to have a working auto-update process, However as was previously mentioned on the mailing:
A mechanism should exist to disable auto-update/expiration of tools for situations like educational institutions which rely on a static version for teaching without having to be concerned about the updates changing functionality while students are still going through the learning process.
This is something though that should be discouraged 99% of the time, as such I would rather see it a manual flag to be added in something like DartEditor.ini as opposed to an option that is available through the preferences.
As of our latest integration build (12440), the bit is flipped and this is on.
Do note that auto-update is disabled by default. If we want to go further, as in Peter's use case above, and disappear it altogether, we can definitely do that too. If so, let's track that as a new feature request.
Added Fixed label.
Absolutely. Chrome is indeed much the inspiration. I'd like to get as close to that user experience as we reasonably can.
As an aside, there are still a few rough edges in the UI. Input is of course welcome and greatly desired. I'm expecting things to get really iterative from here on.