Opened 9 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

Last modified 8 months ago

#7747 closed enhancement (fixed)

Mac OS X: Use a library such as Sparkle for auto-updates

Reported by: SF/cyberskull Owned by: sev
Priority: normal Component: Port: Mac OS X
Keywords: Cc:


Sparkle is a handy library used by many Mac OS X applications to perform automatic updates. Sparkle checks the application's website, downloads and updates the application with minimal fuss. I recommend using it or something like it to automatically update ScummVM on Mac OS X.


Ticket imported from: #2934376. Ticket imported from: feature-requests/563.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by fingolfin

Sparkle is a pretty cool library, yeah. Adding support for it would mean adding a Mac OS X specific part to our SDL backend, though. Certainly doable, but quite a bit of work somebody would have to invest.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by fingolfin

And of course a similar thing for Linux and Windows would be nice (at least a version check which tells the user to download an upgrade).

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by SF/cyberskull

My understanding of SDL is that it is just a graphics API. I also understand that Sparkle is supposed to run without interacting with the main program except for maybe a control panel to specify update check frequency.

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by criezy

Owner: set to sev
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Use of Sparkle for auto-update was implemented some time ago.

comment:5 Changed 8 months ago by digitall

Component: Port: Mac OS X
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