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Auto-install updates?

As Joplin is well updated, it became a bit annoying to clic to download, go to the download folder, clic on the new zip file, quit Joplin, open the dmg (on a mac), drag and drop the new version, and relaunch Joplin. More annoying when Joplin become your daily note app.
It could be great to make this process fluent and not workflow breaking. May I ask for this ease ?

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This has been explained a while back in one of the github issues. Due to the fact that the application is based on Electron, there were several issues that made this task impossible, or very, very complex.

I’m not sure whether this has changed But I’m sure @laurent would consider adding this functionality, if it were easy to accomplish. Otherwise there are more important things to tackle.

Could it be an extra script to do it not from the app itself? Of course, and I said it first, this is not a priority…

It seems like updates still has to be done manually, but why is the option to auto update available in settings? Checking it simply enables update notifications that provides the link to the latest installer.

Windows / 1.0.179 (or rather prior version)

This has been explained a while back in one of the github issues. Due to the fact that the application is based on Electron, there were several issues that made this task impossible, or very, very complex.

Why does it still say “Automatically update the application” when it’s not able to? Shouldn’t the label be “Automatically check for updates”?

Oh, you mean the text? Hmm, good question. This is something Laurent will have to answer.

But here’s my take: It’s rather complicated to change text after the fact. This part is now translated for probably all languages by now. If we were to change the text in the code, the translations are gone. And if we changed the source in all translations, it would basically be ok in English but all other languages would still use the translation for "Automatically update the application”.

But I agree, the text should read: “Check for updates automatically”.

Will deselecting “Automatically update the application” stop the ‘new version alert’ popups?

I think it will, I’ve got it turned off and don’t get the popups. But I’m on Linux, not sure if that’s different.

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