Re: [opensuse] openSUSE 11.0 automatic update applet - does it stop running after updating?
- From: "Michael Roberts" <mrioce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 20:05:04 +0200
2008/8/1 Kevin Dupuy <kevin.dupuy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:
On Fri, 2008-08-01 at 11:25 +0200, Michael Roberts wrote:
OpenSUSE 11.0 with Gnome, on amd x86_64.
When I boot up the system, I see the green or orange sun at the bottom
which is the online update applet.
Once I have inspected and applied the updates, this icon disappears.
On Suse 10.3, it would remain and I could tell it to check again.
I only see this icon again when I reboot and often immediately see new
updates, which makes me think the applet stops running after the first
time it updates anything.
It depends on your settings.
It will check for updates however often you ask it to in the Preferences
(or Software Updates from the Control Center). Now, I don't do this, but
I presume that it means that if you tell it to check hourly, the icon
will return every hour to check for updates in your subscribed
By default, it checks for updates every day, so the icon comes back when
it checks for updates once you turn on your computer (and obviously
stays if it finds any), but if it doesn't find any updates, it will
close again. (Which I think is better than the always-visible icon of
Hope that helps :-).
Thanks for that clear answer. I have selected hourly updates for a
while, just so I can see that it really does find updates while the
system is running...
Many aspects of user interface design are a question of personal
preference. I normally disable any functionality which decides to hide
things like taskbar icons it thinks are inactive and I always rather
liked to see the green "no updates pending" indication. It is a sort
of Linux' Security Blanket.
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