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FileZilla macOS Auto Update

#1 Post by olli » 2017-02-25 17:04

Currently FileZilla downloads the new version, but doesn't "install" (so move it automatically to Applications and remove older one) it. Could it be possible to implement autoupdate functionality?

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Re: FileZilla macOS Auto Update

#2 Post by botg » 2017-02-26 09:42

Sadly not easily. Implementing it correctly is quite challenging.

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Re: FileZilla macOS Auto Update

#3 Post by Faim » 2018-06-25 08:14

I second this (and properly bumping this). I've noticed I find it very annoying to repeat the installation steps every three weeks.
Isn't it possible to download the raw .app file, copy it automatically to the /Application folder and restart FileZilla?

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Re: FileZilla macOS Auto Update

#4 Post by ceus » 2018-11-01 18:55

botg wrote:
2017-02-26 09:42
Sadly not easily. Implementing it correctly is quite challenging.
I refuse to believe this. I am a Software Engineer as well and I know that the FTP Client you built implements a lot of the features you could use to build an automatic update system. This is literally the most annoying thing about FileZilla. I have been looking into other FTP clients because of this problem alone.

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Re: FileZilla macOS Auto Update

#5 Post by botg » 2018-11-01 20:26

You can purchase FileZilla Pro on the Mac App Store, the store takes care of updates.

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Re: FileZilla macOS Auto Update

#6 Post by ProxxiM » 2019-01-28 16:40

Agreed. The current way of updating FileZilla is not ideal.

It's good to know that FileZilla Pro has another way of updating.
If you managed to come through the review process with FileZilla Pro, wouldn't it also be possible to offer the default FileZilla through the App Store?

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Re: FileZilla macOS Auto Update

#7 Post by botg » 2019-01-28 17:22

Technically? Yes. Practically it's a nightmare though, lots of manual things that need to be done for every release.

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Re: FileZilla macOS Auto Update

#8 Post by ProxxiM » 2019-01-29 07:56

botg wrote:
2019-01-28 17:22
Technically? Yes. Practically it's a nightmare though, lots of manual things that need to be done for every release.
OK, I already had a feeling that it wouldn't be that attractive for you. :wink:

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Re: FileZilla macOS Auto Update

#9 Post by lindalim » 2019-01-31 04:22

I normally ignore the updates on my macOS and rarely update! :D
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Re: FileZilla macOS Auto Update

#10 Post by boco » 2019-01-31 04:32

People like you are the reason Malware is as successful as it is. There are reasons why authors maintain their software. Usually new versions fix security problems, and Malware creators rely upon users like yourself who do not update and put themselves (and others) at risk. Most Botnets spread through Exploits that are long fixed.
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Re: FileZilla macOS Auto Update

#11 Post by flagpole » 2019-02-01 13:14

lindalim wrote:
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I normally ignore the updates on my macOS and rarely update! :D
You sir, are an idiot.

And seemingly proud of it.

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Re: FileZilla macOS Auto Update

#12 Post by botg » 2019-02-01 14:06

Careful guys, keep it civil, no need to insult the next president of the US of A.

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Re: FileZilla macOS Auto Update

#13 Post by boco » 2019-02-01 21:48

So, you truly think it can get any lower?
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Re: FileZilla macOS Auto Update

#14 Post by botg » 2019-02-02 13:15

To minus infinity and beyond!

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