Bug 222961 - Help -> Check for updates should check for new NetBeans versions as well
Help -> Check for updates should check for new NetBeans versions as well
Status: NEW
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Plugin Manager
7.2.1
All All
: P2 with 1 vote (vote)
: Dev
Assigned To: Libor Fischmeistr
au-issues
: PLAN, UI, USABILITY
Depends on: 235786
Blocks:
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Reported: 2012-11-29 09:56 UTC by Petr Jiricka
Modified: 2013-11-06 14:26 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT
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Attachments
Notification about new version compared to actual state (97.74 KB, application/x-zip-compressed)
2013-07-10 10:33 UTC, Libor Fischmeistr
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Description Petr Jiricka 2012-11-29 09:56:52 UTC
Currently the Check for updates action in the Help menu checks for updates of the IDE distributed via update centers.

At the same time, we have a mechanism which notifies the user that a new NetBeans version is available, which is displayed as a notification bubble.

Users' expectation is that the Check for updates dialog will also alert them about new IDE versions.

Tools -> Plugins -> Updates should do the same, i.e. display notification about new IDE version available.
Comment 1 netbooster28 2012-12-10 18:14:02 UTC
From the comment below I understood(and correct if I am wrong) that the only way to be notified for new Netbeans versions is from the notifications balloon and NOT from help->check for updates.

I am saying this because help-> check for updates does not notify about new updates-as already mentioned.
Comment 2 Jiri Rechtacek 2012-12-13 14:22:38 UTC
Marked as started by mistake.
The impl. could change UI of the Updates wizard a bit, in my point of view it might be one of possible candidates for some patch release.
Comment 3 Tomas Mysik 2013-07-02 13:53:43 UTC
It would be great if it could work like e.g. Firefox - the currently installed version simply downloads a new version from web and then just runs the installer, nothing else.

Thanks.
Comment 4 Jiri Rechtacek 2013-07-02 14:27:19 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> It would be great if it could work like e.g. Firefox - the currently installed
> version simply downloads a new version from web and then just runs the
> installer, nothing else.
It is currently tracked as issue 206941.

> 
> Thanks.
Comment 5 Libor Fischmeistr 2013-07-10 10:32:26 UTC
Actual state:

The balloon notification now works when
1, automatic check for updates
2, manual check - Help -> Check for updates
3, manual check - Tools -> Plugins -> (Updates) Check for updates

The notification shows only once.

The important thing is that the notification has not been shown since 7.0.1 version.

Proposed:

I would suggest to bring this into the next release. How the notice about new version could look like you can see in the attached images.
Comment 6 Libor Fischmeistr 2013-07-10 10:33:16 UTC
Created attachment 136936 [details]
Notification about new version compared to actual state
Comment 7 Tomas Mysik 2013-07-11 04:14:39 UTC
I have to say that it took me a while to find out any difference between appropriate images :) Perhaps the info about new version could be somehow highlighted (e.g. bold)?

Thanks.


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