Web update library in python?

Jorgen Bodde jorgen.maillist at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 11:13:59 CET 2007

Hi All,

Thanks for the input. Concering 'egg' it's not a web update for python
per-ce but it should be written in python to easily interface with
(wx)Python. As I believe it 'egg' is only a dependency downloader and
installer for python scripts right?

As for subversion, this is not possible as I want to provide people
wihtout the ability to have a subversion server but only a plain web
site, to download a file that can upgrade a local work copy. Requiring
either SVN locally or server side is not really user friendly ..

Thanks for your input!
- Jorgen

On Nov 20, 2007 10:48 AM, Diez B. Roggisch <deets at nospam.web.de> wrote:
> Jorgen Bodde wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I want to provide my users the ability to download a repository from
> > the web, and after that check for updates. I thought of a mechanism
> > that could do that, but since there is patch and diff readily
> > available I wondered if there is a python solution that allows me to
> > download a file, and let the patch be applied locally. In the patch
> > there are binaries and sources I am not sure if patch can handle them
> > both though.
> >
> > So here are the situations;
> >
> > Downloading
> > 1. User enters URL and local path where to store
> > 2. Updated downloads the file
> > 3. Either creates a new repository or patches an existing one
> >
> > Check for updates
> > 1. A web check is done if there is a newer version
> > 2. File is downloaded, patch is applied
> >
> > Plain zip file extraction is possible, but I will miss out on files
> > that might be deleted in future versions, but not yet on the client
> > side. Also local changes might need to be preserved although it is not
> > a show stopper if it doesn't.
> >
> > I want to have a solution that is very easy for the user, so point and
> > click kind of work. Is there a tool / library around that can provide
> > me a base for this problem?
> Subversion. With it's python-libs of course.
> Diez
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