I found this very annoying when testing for #Fedora-qa where there was a
long delay on reboot as the updates were applied.
Automatic downloads can be turned off when not wanted:.
It can a risk to leave them turned off in a non-testing environment.
On 12/28/2013 5:30 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
On Sat, 2013-12-28 at 20:36 +0000, Naheem Zaffar wrote:
> The default notification required a reboot to action.
> (If you ingore it and shutdown, the updates will not be carried out or
> prompted at next boot).
> An issue is that even though you dont hve to reboot straight away,
> knowing that there are updates that need to be applied through
> rebooting is itself a nag. Too many and people will get desensitised
> to the need to apply updates and that is IMO a bad thing.
> Knowing that your system is not up to date can also cause a feel of
> unease when using the system.
> Updates are important but there is a social aspect to them too.
> physical notification should be on a weekly basis and upon booting the
> system they should be automatically applied or a prompt given so that
> you can apply them and not boot, then reboot to get the updates.
This is actually already how it works, or how it's designed to. It's not
hard to confirm: read the settings in dconf
org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.updates . It notifies of non-security
updates once a week, and security updates immediately.