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  • Overview
  • Principle
  • Finding updates
  • How to proceed?
  • Automatic search for updates
  • Manual search for updates
  • Tips and special cases
  • Tips
  • Update failure
  • Specific configurations
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Stored procedures
Overview
An active Internet connection is available on your development computer? You now have the ability to automatically download the different upgraded versions of editors (WINDEV, WEBDEV and WINDEV Mobile) via the "Automatic update".
This mechanism studies your computer to find the PC SOFT products to upgrade and provides a list of available upgrades according to your configuration. This allows you to always use the most recent version of the PC SOFT products.
No personal information is sent to the server.
This mechanism is optional, it can be disabled at any time (see below). You still have the ability to visit the PC SOFT Web site and to manually download the upgrades available for your PC SOFT products.
Note: The upgraded version of the different products is also available on CD with the LST (Lettre du Support Technique).
Principle

Finding updates

The search for updates can be run manually or automatically whenever a PC SOFT product is started. This search is performed by WDAutomaticUpdate.
WDAutomaticUpdate performs the following actions:
  • Connect to the PC SOFT Web site to retrieve the characteristics of the available updates (connection by FTP). No information regarding the current computer (serial number, name of the software used or personal details) is sent to the server. Only the IP address of the computer is known by the server.
  • Compare the versions of the PC SOFT products installed on the computer with the versions available on the PC SOFT Web site. Propose to download the upgraded versions (if any).
  • Download and install the upgraded versions of the products.
How to proceed?
The mechanism used to find updates can be run:
  • Automatically when the different PC SOFT products are started (default option). This automatic mechanism can be disabled at any time.
  • Manually, via "? .. Update WINDEV/WEBDEV/WINDEV Mobile" or via "? .. Information on Web .. Find upgraded versions on Internet".Manually: on the "Home" pane, in the "Online help" group, expand "Information on the Web" and select "Find updates on Internet".

Automatic search for updates

When starting the editor (WINDEV, WEBDEV or WINDEV Mobile), WDAutomaticUpdate checks whether updates are available for the different PC SOFT products. An icon indicating the use of WDAutomaticUpdate is displayed on the left of the clock in the Windows taskbar.
If an update is available, a window is automatically displayed.
Click this window to start the wizard for selecting the updates.
Note: WDAutomaticUpdate cannot be configured while running the automatic search for updates.

Manual search for updates

To manually find updates for PC SOFT products, select "? .. Information on the Web .. Find updates on Internet"..To manually find updates for PC SOFT products, on the "Home" pane, in the "Online help" group, expand "Information on the Web" and select "Find updates on Internet".
The wizard starts and proposes to download the available updates.
The first wizard screen is used to access the configuration of WDAutomaticUpdate ("Options" link). This screen is also used to enable (or not) the automatic search for updates when the product is opened. If the automatic search for updates is enabled, it is performed every 7 days once the product is opened.
Tips and special cases

Tips

Once a new version was downloaded and installed by WDAutomaticUpdate, we advise you to perform another search ("? .. Information on the Web .. Find updates on Internet") to find out whether other modules are available for download from your new version.Once a new version was downloaded and installed by WDAutomaticUpdate, we advise you to perform another search to find out whether other modules are available for download from your new version: on the "Home" pane, in the "Online help" group, expand "Information on the Web" and select "Find updates on Internet".

Update failure

If the update fails to be downloaded (problem during the download, user cancelation, ...), the update that caused the problem will be proposed again the next time the search is performed.

Specific configurations

  • If you are using a firewall that requests an authorization for each connection, you must answer "Yes" in order for WDAutomaticUpdate to operate.
  • WDAutomaticUpdate cannot operate with a silent firewall. A specific configuration of the firewall is required.
  • WDAutomaticUpdate can operate with a proxy. WDAutomaticUpdate is using the proxy parameters configured in Internet Explorer.
Minimum required version
  • Version 9
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