automatic reminder of 'software update' when installing a new build
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Sat Jan 10 06:53:39 EST 2009
Daniel Drake wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 8:15 AM, Mikus Grinbergs <mikus at bga.com> wrote:
>> WHERE are they supposed to look to determine whether a "newer"
>> version of an Activity is available for their (e.g., 657) builds ?
>> [Their builds are __older__ than 8.2.]
For 8.1, http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Bert%27s_script would automatically
download and install "latest" versions of activities compatible with
8.1, but it looks like the page that drives it,
http://mock.laptop.org/repos/local.update1/XOS/index.html , hasn't been
updated for a while.
If the activity developer has somehow learned how to update activity
versions (again I ask *is this documented anywhere?!*) then she can use
'edit with form' tab on her activity's page to check off, for multiple
versions, all the releases they work on. E.g. the bottom of
Activity version number: 40
The releases with which this version
of the activity has been tested. 8.1.1 (708)
> We just need someone to create G1G1/8.1 (for build 7xx) and G1G1/7.1
> (for build 65x) pages on the wiki, with appropriate content.
As I understand it releases prior to 8.2.0 lack the Software Update
control panel, so such a page would only be for users to read.
*If* all activity developers knew which version worked on say 8.1.0 and
put this in their activity's page, then the wiki would have the needed
info for such a G1G1/8.1 page. Unfortunately, the current
implementation of the form and templates for activities means you can't
simply run a query to "show the version and URL of all activities that
are flagged as working on 8.1.0." The best a query can do is show you a
list of _potential_ versions for 8.1.0 -- see
Some day I'll write a proposal to make this work better for activity
maintainers and users, but I don't fully understand what's already
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