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Determine when an upgrade is available

2 posts in Commercial ISV's Last posting was on 2008-02-15 16:48:06.0Z
Ken Judkins Posted on 2008-02-15 12:08:21.0Z
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If I have an EXE on a customer's desktop, assuming Internet access, what
would be the best way to determine when an upgrade is available for that
application?

What would I have to have running on a web site that my application could
query each time it starts up?

This is for a PB9 application starting off. I wouldn't have the Smart
Client features of PB11.

This would be on a standard host site, not an in-house server. I'd only
have those tools commonly provided by web hosting services.

Thanks,

Ken


Jim O'Neil [Sybase] Posted on 2008-02-15 16:48:06.0Z
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On the super-simple side of things, a simple text file on the
webserver with a version number in it would work. Your application
could use the GetURL method to get the latest version string from that
site and compare it to the current version string of the app running
on the EXE. If they don't match, you could just launch a browser
(Run("iexplore.exe")) with a link to download the new version and
then shut down the current version of the app.

On 15 Feb 2008 04:08:21 -0800, "Ken Judkins" <nospam@nospam.com>

wrote:

>If I have an EXE on a customer's desktop, assuming Internet access, what
>would be the best way to determine when an upgrade is available for that
>application?
>
>What would I have to have running on a web site that my application could
>query each time it starts up?
>
>This is for a PB9 application starting off. I wouldn't have the Smart
>Client features of PB11.
>
>This would be on a standard host site, not an in-house server. I'd only
>have those tools commonly provided by web hosting services.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Ken
>