on software updates
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.
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