Ideas on self updating software?

Jaime Wyant at
Mon Sep 13 15:36:13 CEST 2004

Not doing it at all is a good idea too!  And definitely the simplest... :-)


On Mon, 13 Sep 2004 10:29:30 -0300, Carlos Ribeiro <carribeiro at> wrote:
> On Sat, 11 Sep 2004 21:38:08 -0500, Jaime Wyant < at> wrote:
> > Can anyone give me some pointers on writing "self-updating" python
> > programs?  I have an application that is almost ready for beta
> > testing.  I want to be able to fix any bugs and push the updates out.
> Plase don't. Or -- if you do -- warn your users. Even if this is done
> inside a company under your full control, it's a good idea. If, at
> last, you decide that you must do it automatically, do it only at some
> specific times -- for example, at bootup or when the program is first
> loaded everyday. But don't 'push' it automatically. Be really careful,
> because many people don't like the idea of automatic software updates,
> independent of how good the intentions are.
> --
> Carlos Ribeiro
> Consultoria em Projetos
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