[Chandler-dev] Auto-update questions
jared at wordzoo.com
Wed Jul 16 11:24:16 PDT 2008
> Could we intercept the download experience from the website? Take
> for the application? Once they've done that, we proceed to the
> Product Tour.
From experience on other projects, my feeling is that it's a really
bad idea to interrupt the download process with an EULA step. It
sends away a large percentage of "lemme just try out this out" type of
downloaders. The user experience "feels" wrong when this is done
because it is so unusual.
I support letting users know about the software-update check, which
can be used as a callback. But I think it's even better to not worry
about it, and place the info perhaps into the faq. Software update
services are pretty standard now and well-enough understood that
people are happy to have it run, and have it on by default, as long as
it's possible to shut it off.
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