[webkit-dev] Sparkle Self-Update Framework
eric at webkit.org
Wed Dec 31 22:22:25 PST 2008
Checking for updates as part of the WebKit Launcher (the application
which is what you run when you double-click on a nightly build) w/o
slowing down startup or modifying Safari.app is non-trivial. All the
WebKit Launcher really does is set the DYLD_FRAMEWORK_PATH correctly
to the included frameworks and then calls exec() pointing to your
installed Safari.app executable. You'd have to spawn a separate
updater process or keep the Launcher running after spawning Safari.app
in order to to the update check.
Patches are certainly welcome.
On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 5:14 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
> On Dec 31, 2008, at 3:12 PM, Dan Mulroy wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Is there a reason the Sparkle (Free self update framework for mac os x
>> applications) is not being used to update webkit? Having to download a full
>> disk image every day is tedious, and the Sparkle frameworks are fantastic.
> NightShift is an application that will automatically update you to the
> latest WebKit nightly:
> I recommend it if you want to track WebKit development via nightly builds.
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