[jitsi-dev] Setting Jitsi update frequency during install


#1

Sorry if this was already discussed but I missed it.

I think Jitsi needs to display a dialog right after install asking the user
what updates download frequency he wants.

I envision something like this:

···

+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
     Jitsi is being actively developed and can get daily updates.
      Please select the type of user you are to set update
      frequency accordingly:

   0.Occassional user: Do not bother me: do not update Jitsi
   1. END USER: Update Jitsi every two weeks (default)
   2. Power user: Update Jitsi weekly
   3. Developer: Update Jitsi daily

        (Afterwards, you can set update frequency manually)
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

Thoughts? Comments?
FC


#2

Hey Fernando,

На 17.06.11 22:36, Fernando Cassia написа:

Sorry if this was already discussed but I missed it.

Yup, more or less. We'll be moving to a more stable-branch-like release
cycle in the following weeks. Hope this would help.

Emil

···

I think Jitsi needs to display a dialog right after install asking the
user what updates download frequency he wants.

I envision something like this:

+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
     Jitsi is being actively developed and can get daily updates.
      Please select the type of user you are to set update
      frequency accordingly:

   0.Occassional user: Do not bother me: do not update Jitsi
   1. END USER: Update Jitsi every two weeks (default)
   2. Power user: Update Jitsi weekly
   3. Developer: Update Jitsi daily

        (Afterwards, you can set update frequency manually)
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

Thoughts? Comments?
FC

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#3

Don´t get me wrong.... "Release early, release often" is good and the
cornerstone of Open Source software.

Independent of that, separating daily updates for those who _DO_ want to
test from more infrequent updates (say weekly) for those who want to test
new features, and from those who do not want to be bothered (say monthly
updates) would be nice.

It´s what Google does with Chrome and its "beta channel", "developer
channels" and normal releases for everyone else. The difference is in the
frequency of updates you get. I don´t think that´s a bad model to keep
everyone happy. :slight_smile:

I, for one, don´t mind doing updates every day or two, but others in my
family would be terribly bothered by auto-updates with such frequency..

Best regards,
FC

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On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 18:30, Emil Ivov <emcho@jitsi.org> wrote:

Yup, more or less. We'll be moving to a more stable-branch-like release
cycle in the following weeks. Hope this would help.

Emil