[Bf-funboard] Blender-upgrader

Jude Jackson syzygy6 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 13 19:42:47 CET 2013

I for one would actually prefer having more online-integrated features,
especially for in-application documentation (like fancy tooltips? Cue
Blender purist rage), but I fully understand why you would want to keep
that kind of hairy mess outside of Blender as much as possible. Maybe once
there's one nice plugin that links to Blender.org or the Blender Wiki the
floodgates will open for lame people like me who don't compile daily builds
or know Blender inside-out to have our noob update notification and
tooltips. Though probably not.

On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 2:27 PM, Campbell Barton <ideasman42 at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 4:28 AM, Jude Jackson <syzygy6 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Despite the wise words of our more experienced programmers insisting this
> > is impractical and unnecessary, I'll at least say that I think Prashant's
> > suggestion seems pretty reasonable to me. My only addition would be that
> I
> > sure as heck don't want some well-meaning programmer to put big red text
> on
> > the splash screen saying *YOUR VERSION OF BLENDER IS OUT OF DATE! CLICK
> Yep, I can see this working, I just don't think its all that useful.
> We'd still have a little overhead of having to maintain some kind of
> mechanism so blender knows when its out of date (someone has to
> remember to change some file every release and check it works).
> And while this probably can work OK, we would get complaints from
> people using renderfarms or automated blender instances.... so we add
> a way to disable... then we have more options for user to think about.
> So far blender _never_ checks online without the user asking it to,
> unless theres some great feature that requires this, I much prefer to
> keep it that way.
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