bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #40285, Community News pane should only...


bug #40285: Community News pane should only access Internet when visible

Submitted by:  Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Submitted on:  Wed Oct 16 21:45:13 2013  
Category: GUISeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Other
Status: InvalidAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Philip NienhuisOpen/Closed: Closed
Release: devOperating System: Any

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Wed Oct 16 22:12:52 2013, comment #2:

Ah I now see that it is a sort of 'push' news.

Right, I'll mark this report 'invalid'

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Project Member
Wed Oct 16 21:50:26 2013, comment #1:

I disagree. We want to be able to inform users of some events critical bug fixes or new versions even if they are not actively looking for that kind of information. If we only show that information when users ask, many (most?) users will never see it.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Wed Oct 16 21:45:13 2013, original submission:

(nitty-gritty dept)

Octave's Community News widget tries to access the Internet on each launch of Octave, even when it isn't visible.

My firewall alarms me consistently for each new Octave build (it apparently keeps track of executable checksums). Now Octave is of course trusted; but I think it is better if Octave goes to the Web only if/when explicitly requested by the user.

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Project Member


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