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Issue 8.4

FEATURE

Updater Kit

Automatic updates for your application

Issue: 8.4 (May/June 2010)
Author Bio: Christian Schmitz is the creator of the Monkeybread Software REALbasic Plugins (including the ChartDirector plugin).
Article Description: No description available.
Article Length (in bytes): 15,546
Starting Page Number: 14
Article Number: 8409
Related Web Link(s):

http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/UpdaterKit/
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/UpdaterTest/
http://sparkle.andymatuschak.org/
http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/UpdaterTest/appcast.xml
http://sparkle.andymatuschak.org/documentation/pmwiki.php/Documentation/BasicSetup
http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php
http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/
http://www.andymatuschak.org/xml-namespaces/sparkle
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/UpdaterTest/appcast.xml<
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/UpdaterTest/description.html<
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/UpdaterTest/UpdaterExampleMac.zip
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/UpdaterTest/UpdaterExampleWin.exe
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/UpdaterKit/

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With the Updater Kit from Monkeybread Software you can add automatically software updates to your REALbasic application on Mac and Windows. So this article describes what the kit contains and how to get started.

The Updater Kit is delivered as pure REALbasic code. So there is no limitation like encrypted classes, but also this means that there is no way to test it before you use it. If you like to see a demonstration, you can download the updater example from http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/UpdaterKit/. This is the test project coming with the kit compiled for Mac and Windows. Once you run it, it will find the update and install it.

To actually use the updater kit, you need in the current version at least 7 plug-ins from Monkeybread Software: Cocoa, CocoaBase, MacOSX, Main, Network, Util and Win. While this list could be reduced, we want to keep all possibilities open to add new functionality and use other plugins, too. So for the current release licenses are only given to people who do have a license for the Complete plug-in set.

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