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On 2010-10-08 3:23 AM, Thorsten Behrens wrote:
Per Eriksson wrote:
Do we have skilled people here who are interested in beginning
with this effort, and maybe start planning for this feature?

I've always been interested in pushing things like this forward

let me Cc two MSI packaging experts to comment on patchability 

Thanks... :)

Regarding Linux - I skipped most of the discussion, but really - you 
do *not* want to bypass the distro update mechanism. You really 
don't. It's duplicating effort, will likely not result in any better 
user experience - and, conversely, will annoy distro people, while we
actually want to encourage them to actively participate in LibO 

While I agree totally as far as packages installed by the distro's
package management system, you (and others) seem to be forgetting two

1. it would be the package maintainers responsibility to disable the
native auto-updater, thus preventing the user from accessing the native
auto-updater in the first place, and

2. one use case that may occur more often than you think - those power
users that install from source, thus totally bypassing their package
management system.

Inmho, #2 should be the deciding factor. If a user does this, then the
native updater should be enabled by default (but could be disabled by
the user with a compile time switch).


Best regards,

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