[SOLVED] Notification daemon?



  • Hi,
    does the Qt Installer Framework come with a daemon that automatically checks for available updates and notifies the user about them?


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi,

    I may be wrong but based on this I'd say no daemon. From an OS X point of view you generally have an option within the application you installed to check for updates unless you get them from the App Store. In that case it's the store that handles the update notifications

    Hope it helps



  • @SGaist Thank you for the reply. I've already read the docs, but I was hoping there was some yet undocumented feature. Unfortunately your hint to OS X can't help me because my problem is Linux only. Looks like a lot of extra work now... sigh


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    You're welcome !

    Not necessarily, you could pack the update check logic from the Installer Framework in your own daemon, the only thing that isn't readily available would be the notification part (work in progress though). In between, you could use the Snorenotify project for that.



  • @SGaist Your suggestion to use parts of the installer framework for a custom daemon seems to be the most reasonable solution right now. Regarding sending notifications: The problem I'm facing isn't just Linux only but also KDE only, so sending notifications isn't a problem.

    Luckily all this isn't too urgent (it's part of a greater plan for world domination :-D ) so I'll come back to this later.

    Thanks again!


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    What's the KDE specific problem ?


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