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

Submitted by:  Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Submitted on:  Wed 16 Oct 2013 09:45:13 PM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Other
Status:  Invalid Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Philip Nienhuis Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  Any

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Wed 16 Oct 2013 10:12:52 PM UTC, 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 16 Oct 2013 09:50:26 PM UTC, 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 16 Oct 2013 09:45:13 PM UTC, 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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