on software updates

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Tue Feb 3 04:28:37 UTC 2015

Richard Hughes wrote:
> Yes, see https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/SandboxedApps -- basically,
> you can't do updates of rpm-sourced system-wide app deployments
> without a reboot in a safe way.

That's absolute nonsense. Updating had always worked that way before you 
changed to offline updates. It just works. And still does with Apper or with 
the command-line tools.

For leaf applications, updating the application package requires only a 
restart of that application to pick up the new version, and in almost all 
cases the old version will keep running just fine, it'll just not be updated 
until you restart it.

        Kevin Kofler

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