Update checker #212

GoogleCodeExporter opened this Issue Mar 15, 2015 · 3 comments


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I would like to suggest an enhancement for npackd. I am using it for about 1-2 
years. I recently realized that most of the time I am opening it to update all 
my programs.

I might be interesting to create a background scheduled task for an update 

1. If one or more of my installed program has a new version then an icon will 
popup in the notification center (like the windows update).

2. When clicking on this icon, it will launch Npackd (maybe launch direct

3. an option will be available to set the schedule period (every hour, day, 
week, month, never)

Original issue reported on code.google.com by julien.p...@gmail.com on 5 Mar 2013 at 8:46

Interesting. I, on the contrary, almost never update packages.

Original comment by tim.lebe...@gmail.com on 5 Mar 2013 at 8:15

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Like an option maybe, but not by default.
I don't want, that something works on my computer without my approval.

Original comment by knockdow...@gmail.com on 7 Mar 2013 at 3:51

The update checker should not update the softwares themselves, it should just 
check that at least one can be updated...

The update checker should also be disabled by setting the schedule period to 

Nevertheless, considering that old versions of a program might have security 
issues, bugs etc, I would suggest that npackd installer will set a reasonable 
schedule time by default (week for example). The user will be able to unset it 
like described previously.

Original comment by julien.p...@gmail.com on 7 Mar 2013 at 9:04

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