Using the exe directly defeats the autoupdate mechanism.
You can choose to do as you wish. Nothing about the design decisions made on this app refelects poorly on me. The app and updating work fine for me, and I like this update mechanism.
sylv, do you use Vista and/or a software firewall? I use XP and have no problems, but from reading these last few pages of posts it sounds like running in Vista (especially with a firewall) can be a nightmare.
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Bloated how sorry? Have you read the code or are you guessing like the idiot you are?
As to ads, bother to read a few pages back?
Magical bugs yes its riddled with so many we should curse and diss the mod, get real? You are not a customer here. On top of that I've yet to see any bugs at all, maybe get a system that sucks less? *sigh* trolls
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Yeah I was going to mention that I had checked manually for the log file yesterday and found the latest existed but wasn't being shown, but I didn't have time to verify with the latest version (it no longer displays the path to the changelog in the update log so I'd have had to hunt it down).
220.127.116.110, Changelog doesn't change to reflect new updates after the first update that is run during a session.
For example, I start WAU and run an update. It picks up 3 new versions, and the changelog shows them.
An hour later I run another update (without closing WAU since the last one) and it picks up 1 new version. I hit F7 to view the changelog and it continues to show the 3 updates from before with no sign of the new update.
Change Logs are not working in 18.104.22.1680. They all show up as blank except for the word Changelog.
Also, I miss having it give me the local URL of the changelog in the update log because I like opening them in my browser so that I can read them a couple updates later.
Edit: I was able to track down the changelog file by poking around in the diagnostic log to find the directory path of the updater data files. The ChangeLog.html there shows everything it should for the last update I ran, so it's a display problem in WAU or something.
22.214.171.1246, "Open Update Log" and "Open Change Summary Log" options are always greyed out, and their hotkeys don't do anything. Change logs are still generated; I can copy and paste their path into my browser and view them.
Since nothing seems to be done about it, and noone pays notice I continue spamming about that WAU "crashes" when it tries to create ChangeLog.html on my computer since upgrading to webapp-version of WAU.
If you are the only one to have this problem, why do you think its something WAU does? And how do you know it crashes when it makes the changelog? The changelog is made when the program have updated an addon, not when you push F7.
It sounds as if your computer crashes when you are trying to open a .html? Can you open it if you click it manually in the WAU directory?
Actually my WAU crashes on its own more often than not if I leave it running overnight. Kind of weird. It's been that way with every version I've used for weeks.
No log is generated since it doesn't run an update when I tell it to. I'll see what I can dig up though. Is there any debug logging I can access somewhere?
On vista the logs are here:
I don't use vista, and I can't find any log files on XP. I did find that WAU littered garbage files all over the place. I'm probably just going to uninstall and see if that works for me too, since it's still happening in 126.96.36.1991. I just hope WAU removes all the cruft when I uninstall it.
Edit: That fixed it. It looks like you made it so that it switches tabs and then does the update, but for some reason it wasn't doing that before I reinstalled. Probably something went wrong with the configuration settings because I let it keep updating itself and haven't had to reinstall until now.
- launch WAU
- make sure standard view tab is active (if it wasn't when you launched, or you click any other tabs, you will invalidate these test steps)
- wait for list of addons to appear
- select file->update all installed addons
- WAU will stop redrawing the standard view and will not perform the user-requested update. on the installed tab, all addons are checked.
Also, it keeps reinstalling addons that I previously had it uninstall, such as SCT and friends. Uninstalling manually seems to be the only way to keep them gone.
Also, I tried uninstalling !!!SAL and letting WAU's dependency checker figure out the libs for me. It almost worked, but didn't pick up GraphLib or SurfaceLib (I think those were the two). Someone said those aren't in !!!SAL but I didn't get errors that they were missing until I uninstalled !!!SAL and let WAU go to work.
it auto updates itself now, or at least it does so for me, presuming you ran all the steps for whatever browser you use just select wau in the programs file menu
hmm... To install it, I ran IE, so I wouldn't have to bother installing the OneClick plugin for FF. Went through the installation, it's installed in the recommended location, etc. Took a shortcut to the app and put it on my desktop where I had it for the old version of WAU. I've been running it ever since via that shortcut.
After reading your post, I went to the Start Menu and opened the program from there - something new asked for permission from my firewall: dfsvc.exe. I'm still at .516.
edit: correction - I just checked my shortcut again, .516. Opened it via the Start Menu and got an "update available" window. NOW I'm at .530. ;) I guess I was confused as to what the actuall install path was and what I should have been creating a shortcut to. Why are there essentially two copies of the program on my computer now (since I ran the update)? Also, I assume I should create the shortcut to the "application reference" file?
Yuck. Well, I've been running from the Start menu, so periodically I get a balloon tooltip from my system tray saying that WAU has been updated and that I can click the balloon to restart WAU.
That reminds me, I noticed it defaulted to *with* externals.
Yes thats so all the people who dont know how to make the settings dont start coming out of the woodwork saying their addons arent working.
I figured that's what it was but didn't think it would be a problem any more with the automatic dependency downloading. It seems like it would help save on site bandwidth if the options could be defaulted to "without externals" but I guess people would freak out too much.