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Old 02-13-2018, 10:05 AM   #16
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The FAQ item lists a bunch of reasons. Among them is one very practical one:

Calibre is a large program. And a free one. It's unrealistic and selfish to expect Kovid to foot the bill for a whole lot of bandwidth when it's really not necessary.
Right now, I update three computers. I do so with one download. If there was an auto-updater, I'd be downloading three copies ro update these three computers. And my guess is the same thing could happen with people using Calibre on multiple computers.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:14 AM   #17
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Right now, I update three computers. I do so with one download. If there was an auto-updater, I'd be downloading three copies ro update these three computers. And my guess is the same thing could happen with people using Calibre on multiple computers.
Three computers too.
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:32 PM   #18
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This is where a P2P updater might shine. You only update one machine and the update is propagated to the other machines on the LAN. Corporate sysadmins can configure Win 10 on their corporate LAN to function like this. As can, I assume, private users with several Win 10 computers.
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:38 PM   #19
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This is where a P2P updater might shine. You only update one machine and the update is propagated to the other machines on the LAN. Corporate sysadmins can configure Win 10 on their corporate LAN to function like this. As can, I assume, private users with several Win 10 computers.
I have my computers in two houses and two WIFI network, so your solution is no right. And I don't want to have to setup something I don't use only for this update. As we would say in Spain "es matar moscas a cañonazos" or "to crack a nut with a sledgehammer".
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If you don't mind... please, in case of developing something like this... keep it optional.
Always good to make your voice heard, but since Kovid has clearly stated over the years an auto update feature is not going to happen I think we're safe?
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Three computers too.
Me too, All windows x64's now, so 1 download does it.

How about (if you must auto-update) a 'Torrent' based updater ? That would spread the 'load'. Users would be required to have an 150% average calibre 'seed' to participate in 'auto' mode.
(see, there are legal uses for torrents)
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:07 PM   #22
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Me too, All windows x64's now, so 1 download does it.

How about (if you must auto-update) a 'Torrent' based updater ? That would spread the 'load'. Users would be required to have an 150% average calibre 'seed' to participate in 'auto' mode.
(see, there are legal uses for torrents)
That's the previous suggestion (P2P), but as I've said, computers in different houses and no interest on setting a network. Furthermore, my computer is not running all the time and my network connection is so great. So, no interest for me either
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Always good to make your voice heard, but since Kovid has clearly stated over the years an auto update feature is not going to happen I think we're safe?
I hope
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:23 PM   #24
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If you don't mind... please, in case of developing something like this... keep it optional. I'm the opposite side of the OP. I totally loathe auto-updates. I want control, I want to know what the update includes and decide if I want to download it. ...
Yep. Same here. As mentioned before, I usually skip three or four Calibre updates just because I don't really need them. I do like to update every month or two, though, because I've noticed that the newer versions Calibre seem to improve and get faster.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:31 PM   #25
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I only update when there's either a new feature that interests me, or a bug that sounds as if it might affect me. Most updates I skip.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:51 PM   #26
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I update when there is a new version. But I keep the previous installer in case something isn't working properly and I need to go back.
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I usually download a new update and distribute the installations internal. This give me the opportunity taking a closer look for changes for making a decision what computer in the chain become a update first.

For the point of automatic updates: Well, this isn't so easy as on one hand I like the situation to have updated systems (especially for security updates) and on the other hand I hade the impact this can have from time to time.

(A couple of weeks ago I did some updates for Adobe software and forgot stupidly to block this computer from LAN. I paid this mistake with a total lost of a 30 hour rendering job because of a Microsoft update that crash the system during the rendering. My fault not to check things twice ...)

Anyway, the way Kovid is recognizing me for a new update and leave it to my responsibility if and when a update take place, is for me a good process for these kind of programs.
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