Multiple updates available: changelog

Asked by farfromrefuge on 2010-03-30

Let s say a user missed an update. So now in the appcast there a two update items for him. Clearly you would use the update link from the latest one. What bugs me is that apparently you only see the changelog from the latest.
I would like the user to see everything he missed, so both changelogs.
Is that doable?


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Andy Matuschak (andymatuschak) said : #1

I've thought about doing this before, but the problem is that release notes are provided by full web pages. How would you go about merging two web pages in a meaningful way?

I guess I could put one WebView below another in a scroll view, but doing that correctly UI-wise would require doing all kinds of terrible undocumented things.

farfromrefuge (martin-guillon) said : #2

I was thinking more of the case where you put the changelog in the appcast. There you dont have a "full" html webpage. So you can merge changelogs very easily.
That s what i do under windows with my updater.
Would love to see something like that under sparkle

Andy Matuschak (andymatuschak) said : #3

Ah. I've been deprecating that method of specifying release notes, since it's inefficient (old release notes stay in the appcast, must always be transmitted, etc). URL references can be fetched on-demand.

farfromrefuge (martin-guillon) said : #4

i didnt know that. So i ll go back to using a changelog.html.

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