Yeees. great guys.
I see now, even if I would have built the software, there would be noone to use it, for anyone just asking "If it doesn't update my firefox and stuff I can't use it". Thanks. Sorry for getting you guys back to normal, but Windows Update doesn't do that either. Oh uhm. "An update-Server, that could run on ReactOS". Nice Idea. What happens, when the update Server crashes? ...
I'll quote some guys - if my writing style gets angry - sorry for that.
If ti does not update all the software there is no point to an updater..
We had this discussion long time ago, when I started to build the updater. I won't talk to you anymore about that. Thanks.
What if the Sims 3 works on Linux, PC-BSD, and Mac under Wine then why not have it work on ROS.
Good, that it's that easy. The Ros Devs will talk to Sims 3 and probably it will see, that i might run under Ros. It's exactly how it works.
I have an idea for software repository and updates:
Without reading your comment yet: Repos - we could do that, or just shredder my knee. Why should we have an easy updater, when we do it more complex, than any developer alone could understand and make. Did you think on security? APT works with PGP, you know that? I don't want to write PGP just for the Updater. - overkilllllll.
Users downloading apps from this repo will benefit in usage to the ones who use stock builds.
How would they benefit?
An automatic updater would be a wonderful feature, but I just don't see how it is logistically possible.
Here is how: We (or I wrote) write an basic command line program, that calls wget and wgets stuff from the internet. Then the files will be copied over the ReactOS file, before they are loaded. (Note: Windows and ReactOS don't allow overwriting files, while they are open - this is one reason, why I can't go further - I will definitly have a big problem with that)
The updater should work online and offline
Also you could just donwload the iso, mount or extract it and run the updater from there, it will install it to the selected partition.
I thought on that - well not exactly but pretty much like downloading the full iso, unararing it, and extracting it to harddisk within ReactOS. Downloading only files, will have not that big influence on how one's bandwidth is used.
By the way: there are other problems you have than "why does it make sense or not": You don't have a developer for developing ReactOS Update. So stop bitching about stuff you don't even have in your hands. ReactOS is an alpha-project, stop stopping good movements in the project. Either you like it, then please go ahead or you dislike it, then you might want to inform the developers kindly or the found bugs with Jira. Stop overthinking it.