On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 7:03 PM, Michael Catanzaro <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:On Thu, 2017-04-06 at 14:48 +0200, Jiri Eischmann wrote:
> Automatic updates of apps is a frequent request I hear from users. If
> they use Firefox Nightly for Flatpak which gets updated every day,
> just get tired of updating it manually.
I have no opinion on automatic updates, but we can never in any
circumstance prompt the user to install updates every single day.
That's crazy. If they want to check daily, fine, but prompts are
supposed to be weekly.
In my opinion, we shouldn't even prompt the user to update apps if updating the app doesn't require a reboot - we should just update.Android updates apps automatically if you're on wifi and charging, I think it works well. Users can disable auto-update for individual apps if they need to.Of course, if we do it automatically, we should be a little better than Android: On Android, if your device updates an app you're currently using, it'll close itselfafter the update (it's very annoying when it happens when you're in the middle of something). I don't think we should do that, of course. I imagine some sort of a notification"<some app> has been updated to version <something>, close & re-open it to switch to the new version" if the app is running when the auto-update occurs.How does iOS and mac OS handle this kind of thing?System updates that require a reboot are something else entirely, and should obviously not happen *every day*.