Skip to main content

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index] [List Home]
Re: [ide-dev] A "releases/latest" URL in the IDE to ease upgrades?

On 12/03/2015 04:06 PM, Doug Schaefer wrote:
Great question. I think for maintenance and minor releases, we should absolutely make sure Check for Updates works.
AFAIK, it's already the case.
For major releases, though, I’m not sure it should be automatic. But it definitely should be easier. It wouldn’t be hard to add a feature that check for the availability of the next major release and offers to set up the p2 repos to get it. Ubuntu works this way and I felt that was a good experience.
As long as user is warned before an update, I don't get what is the benefit of treating major updates differently from intermediary ones. User can still click "Cancel" when suggested to update to newer version. It's not that different from having a button.

From my discussions in the past, there was concern that upgrading major versions wasn’t actually supported.
I believe those are old-time concerns.

Mickael Istria
Eclipse developer at JBoss, by Red Hat
My blog - My Tweets

Back to the top