auto update ?
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Fri Jan 21 17:56:52 EST 2011
Rene ' wrote:
> > No, which I think is a good thing.
> sory i don't understand why having an old version of pidgin be a good thing?
Except possibly for pure security updates, and sometimes even for them,
updates usually introduce new bugs. IT departments, in the case of
machines with important business functions, will often delay updates for
months, until they are thoroughly tested in the exact configuration they
use with the exact software they use, before releasing them for
I'm not sure with Pidgin, but with the standard Microsoft, non-.NET
software installation model, installing or updating a program can update
DLLs used by other programs. This used to be a major source of Windows
instability, referred to as DLL Hell.
Also, it is my machine, not the Pidgin developers'. I should have some
control over what is on it and when it changes.
There are also good security reasons. If the distribution machine for a
popular auto-updated package gets compromised, very large numbers of
machines could get compromised very quickly.
> anyway can you direct me to that plugin you mentioned plz ?
I have. It is included, but disabled.
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