Re: notification of updates
kamaraju kusumanchi wrote:
In windows XP, when using acroread, it gives a notification if there is
a new version of acroread available. While this popup is considered
annoying by a lot, for some reason, I happen to like this feature.
well, it must be lonely ;)
my question is 'Is there any software in Debian which performs a similar
cron-apt runs a regular cronjob that gets new packages and can even be
configured to install them automatically (bad idea!). You could
certainly configure it, I imagine, to email you when there is new
versions to install. With a little hacking you could wrap each of your
program startups in a script to grep the output of cron-apt for changes
relevant to itself but...
For example, when I open a file with gvim, I would like to have a pop up
saying that "there is a new version of gvim available in the
repositories". It need not give options to install the software. But if
it does that, it would be super! Any ideas/suggestions are most welcome.
FYI, I am using unstable branch.
... I think this would be a nightmare. There are routinely so many
updates in unstable that you'd spend more time clicking through anooying
pop-ups about updates than anything else. However, something like
described above would certainly work for a handful of apps that you use
a lot and like to keep fully updated...