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asked 2012-02-18 15:25:00 +0200TJ Meneses
I understand that LO 3.5 implements (or re-implements) an updating mechanism. It sounds like a cool concept, but I haven't seen anything that details just how it works or what it's supposed to do. Does it just pull the latest binaries/installers from TDF servers? Does it download patches that can be applied to the current installed build to bring it up to date (which would be an excellent use of the feature)?
If ever there is full documentation for how the feature works, can someone please tell me?
It is a check-for-updates only, it doesn't offer fully automated updates and there are no smaller update-patches for the time being, but rather offers you to trigger a download of the new version.
You would still have to download the full installer and have to manually run the installer to complete the update.
So for the time being it is just a convenience feature.
In larger (corporate) installations, you can also point it to your own server and server a static.xml file - see http://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg20854.html for example.
Edit: It can also be configured to autmatically download the installer in Tools|Options → LibreOffice → Online Update → "Download updates automatically" (disabled by default, you can configure a target path at the same location)
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Asked: 2012-02-18 15:25:00 +0200
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Last updated: Feb 18 '12