[Box Backup] Client distribution schemes?
boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Wed Mar 23 08:36:15 GMT 2005
I'd be interested in something like that. For Windows there is a pretty
good Delphi Update Script from the developpers of fma.
Per Thomsen wrote:
> On 3/22/05 6:25 AM, Ben Summers wrote:
>> On 21 Mar 2005, at 18:57, Per Thomsen wrote:
>>> I've been looking around for open-source ways to do automatic updates
>>> of software, and haven't had much luck.
>>> What I'd like to be able to do is to update the client software
>>> (bbackupd), in an automated fashion, like Windows Update, or OS X
>>> Software Update.
>>> Does anyone here know of OSS projects that do this?
>>> I would consider writing something like this, but would obviously
>>> like not to re-invent the wheel.
>> I began writing such a thing when I found there was nothing which did
>> quite what I needed.
>> Maybe stuff like the debian apt-get thing might work if used with a
>> private repository and on a cronjob?
>> Or just a simple script to download a file, check it's signed by the
>> right key, and untar and run a script within if it is?
> If I were only worried about Unices, there are things like yum, apt-get,
> even up2date for that. Windows is my main concern. Most of my clients
> are running on Windows, so being able to have them update by themselves
> is a key requirement.
> I don't think the problem is very complex. Unless I'm missing something,
> all you need to do on Windows (after the installation is complete), is
> to update the files. No other magic required, AFAICT (I'm specifically
> thinking of Registry magic). On other platforms, things are pretty
> simple, as Ben says.
> I'd make it cross-platform, so the same system can be used on all
> platforms. Possibly Java...
> Interest in this? I know it's not really related to Box, but I know I
> could use if to keep my clients up-to-date.
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