Updater enhancement



  • Could Notepad++ please mention which version I’m using right now and what is the version of update package in Notepad++ update window?
    It would really help to know these version numbers, as it would help decide do I want this version or not. For example, someone would like to install only major version updates or only minor version updates, ignoring patch versions.
    Right now to find out this I have to go and open Notepad++ About as well as the site to compare the versions.



  • @RunninglVlan

    Please follow this tip.



  • Thanks, I was a little scared to see so many issues there (1.4k), as well as haven’t found anything related to this window by searching “update package” in the code base so I decided to post this here.
    Now I created the issue too



  • @RunninglVlan said in Updater enhancement:

    For example, someone would like to install only major version updates or only minor version updates, ignoring patch versions.

    Which might be meaningful for some applications. But Notepad++ isn’t very regular about such things. Usually vN.0 has some spiffy new feature… but sometimes, it’s just because the v(N-1).9 was the last version released. Sometimes, vN.M.(x+1) is just a bugfix from vN.M.x, but sometimes it has fancy new features that make it significantly better – and, when it is the bugfix, sometimes the bug that it fixes is really important to fix, and you wouldn’t want to ever run the unfixed version. Often, vN.0 or vN.M.0 have more bugs than vN.1 or vN.M.1, just because the new feature hadn’t been put completely through its paces yet.

    To be clear: you’re free to use whatever decision criteria you want, and I’m not trying to say that’s not allowed. But looking only at version number on Notepad++ will tell you nothing about whether it’s just a bugfix or a new feature revision, or give any indication as to how stable any given feature is, or otherwise assuming that it carries more information than a number to distinguish it from the earlier number is giving more weight to the pieces of the number than are really there.

    But, as @Ekopalypse linked, we cannot change the code base from this Community forum.


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