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bug #60096: Add button to update GNU octave (an update button)

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Mon 22 Feb 2021 01:03:44 PM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  3 - Low Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Huldar Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  other
Operating System:  Microsoft Windows

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Mon 22 Feb 2021 01:03:44 PM UTC, original submission:  

The feature request is that when a new release of octave is released then when the notification popup that notifies the user about that release pops up it includes a button which says something along the lines of "Update now".
Octave can then prompt the user for if the current version should be uninstalled or not and then the new version of octave should be installed.
This makes usability of the program simpler and will allow more people to use octave.

Some comments:
 - In the Help>About octave you can find the system that octave was installed on, this can be used do know which system octave will install the new version on.
 - To begin with it's possible to make a program that simply downloads the installer for the new version and runs it.
 - The next step could be to create the prompt to uninstall the old version (it's possible to do that after installation of the new version is complete, that way if something goes wrong with the installation at least you have the old version still working).
 - A finalized version could update octave by only changing the files that need to be modified and folder names that need modification. Without having to do a clean install of the new version each time. Good for users with limited data and faster updating.



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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2021-02-22 mmuetzel CategoryConfiguration and Build System => GUI
        Severity3 - Normal => 1 - Wish
        Priority5 - Normal => 3 - Low

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