Software & Modules Updates
Posted 23 January 2006 - 09:34 PM
One program feature I would like to see in the future is the ability to see which installed modules have upgrades/updates available. It could be something like a software updates menu item that compares installed modules against an online database of current versions. This could also apply to updating the program too.
Mac Mini ('10), MacBook Air ('08), iPad 64/3g
Posted 12 February 2006 - 10:14 PM
Posted 15 February 2006 - 08:04 AM
If you stay current with our news, download the posted installers, and update your CD-ROMs as we release them, you will be current.
We are reluctant to get involved with checks on Internet. Also do you really want to be informed that module x was updated on a CD-ROM collection that you do not own and are unlikely to buy, when you will probably get the update in time on your own collection? If we do automatic checks, they will not distinguish between minor and significant upgrades, nor between individual modules and collections.
Posted 19 February 2006 - 12:39 AM
Collections are indeed a more affordable way to purchase modules, but I don't think that the fact a module is in a collection should impede Accordance's desire or ability to inform customers of an update. I would like to see the modules more easily available online anyway. If more modules were downloadable, it would be easier for Accordance (the company) to update them when needed, and hence it would be easier for customers to update them as well.
If automation is not at all possible, at least label our modules so we know what versions we have! I'm not a programmer, so I don't know the requirements, but it seems that a version resource could be added to each module so we'd know what we have. (I know resources don't exist anymore under OS X, but other items in my Finder have versions listed so there must be something that states the version. Perhaps that is only possible in an application package.)
Terrific software, by the way!
Posted 19 February 2006 - 08:08 AM
Posted 20 February 2006 - 04:09 AM
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Posted 20 February 2006 - 11:04 AM
I do not think it is unreasonable for us to ask users to pay $10 to help cover the costs of remastering and producing new CD-ROMs. We rarely charge for upgrading the modules themselves, only when it is a major new release that involves redoing the entire module or paying additional royalties.
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