Auto-update of native application bundles
igor.nekrestyanov at oracle.com
Mon Jun 18 14:55:21 PDT 2012
> Another thing is that I don't like putting anything in ~/.javafx if
we can avoid it, and certainly not application specific stuff.
> Having all application settings, configuration options, etc in the
application directory itself is preferable, because it means we never
end up with situations where somebody has deleted the application (just
dragging the .app to the trash on mac) and then they download the app
again and it gets confused with settings we've stored and were never
> I don't know which way that argues, just that I think we should not
store anything outside of the app directory.
IMHO, assuming everything is kept in the app folder is too much.
Do you know any apps that do this? I believe Sparkle keeps state in the
user files but do not remember all details (.plst for preferences?).
One problem with it is that saving to /Applications require permission
elevation prompt (or running code as admin that does not seem to be
We do not should not keep anything confusing there of course.
What we need to keep is simple things like - time we checked for update
last time, what version was offered to the user last time, etc.
We can use current application version as "validity" mark, if what is
currently installed is not the same as what we have saved then it means
our data are outdated and we need to throw them away.
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