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    Hello, I was wondering if anyone knew a good way to have a program check for updates if you don't have a website.

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    Default Re: Check For Updates

    hm, send a letter by post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fubarable View Post
    hm, send a letter by post?
    What do you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthropamorphic View Post
    What do you mean?
    They send you a letter, requesting an update, you send them a disk back with the update.

    It was a poor attempt at a joke.

    Most professional software now is associated with a web site in some fashion. Higher end stuff usually comes with maintenance fees, and they'll usually tell you when updates are available or necessary (end of life). Some freeware is associated at least with a version control repository such as sourceforge.net or google's repository.

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    I had an idea though and as I am sure you are a better programmer than me I would like to know if you think this would work. I saw a tutorial for making a java program able to receive emails. So, what I was thinking is have it so the program checks its email and if it gets a new email with new update information and some sort of keycode (so it knows it's me) then it tries to download a new update.

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    Default Re: Check For Updates

    If you don't have a website how do you initially deploy your application in the first place? The answer might lie in the answer to that question. That being said, I'd say look into getting a website - or at least some sort of small server application which the client applications can check for updates and automatically notify users of the update - letting them download the new version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doWhile View Post
    If you don't have a website how do you initially deploy your application in the first place? The answer might lie in the answer to that question. That being said, I'd say look into getting a website - or at least some sort of small server application which the client applications can check for updates and automatically notify users of the update - letting them download the new version.
    To deploy my application I use other peoples sites. By that I mean youtube and a few different forums. I really do want to get my own website, but I need to look into learning some javascript first so I can build my website. Anyway I just need to know if you think the email thing will work.

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