Is it possible to not auto update

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Paul Watson | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Feb 27 2020 4:52 PM

Can I force Logos to not update the program engine. IE make it not update until such time as all of the bugs have been worked out?

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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 27 2020 5:13 PM

Paul Watson:

Can I force Logos to not update the program engine. IE make it not update until such time as all of the bugs have been worked out?

You can set Automatic Updates to No

As for Bugs, I know of no software that does not have any bugs at all. Which bugs in the Logos app are giving you the most heartache?

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Paul Watson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 27 2020 5:52 PM

I wasn't having any but I read the psot at the top of this forum about people having issues. I just wanted to avoid any issues while trying to settle into and wrap my mind around using the program

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 27 2020 6:23 PM

Paul Watson:
but I read the psot at the top of this forum about people having issues.

May I give my perspective?

  1. When there is a major release, one may reasonably want to delay implementing it as there are sure to be some situations that didn't come up in beta testing. But since major releases require an actual purchase in the first few months you don't need to suppress automatic uploads.
  2. For the minor releases, these normally include bug fixes; suppressing these automatic uploads simply freeze you with the bugs you have. You don't get the fixes.
  3. For people having issues, being responsible for many bug reports myself, some of these are people misunderstanding how the system works, some are errors in tagging or oversights in releasing new resources, some are actual bugs in the software. For those bugs reported for the software version you are using, those bugs do exist in your application - but depending upon your resources and how you use the application you may or may not ever see the bug. Put another way, you don't need to worry about all bugs, only the bugs that affect you.

So I don't see any advantage in freezing your software with a particular set of bugs when you can get a slowly decreasing number of bugs by using the current release.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 28 2020 6:16 AM

Paul Watson:
but I read the psot at the top of this forum about people having issues.

MJ. Smith:
So I don't see any advantage in freezing your software with a particular set of bugs when you can get a slowly decreasing number of bugs by using the current release.

I concur, but there are reasons to avoid auto updates of the software engine. Many of us regularly update, but we just choose when to do so based on our schedules. 

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Paul Watson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 28 2020 7:10 AM

MJ I've been following your post and as usual you are sharing wisdom

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 28 2020 9:13 PM

Paul Watson:

Can I force Logos to not update the program engine. IE make it not update until such time as all of the bugs have been worked out?

Yes, can use command

set update channel to manual

that allows Use Internet to be Yes so resource(s) and dataset(s) can automatically download (while program updating is manually done).

If want to restore automatic downloads of stable program updates, can use command

set update channel to stable

If desire beta updates (usually weekly), can use command

set update channel to beta

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 29 2020 7:57 AM

MJ. Smith:
So I don't see any advantage in freezing your software with a particular set of bugs when you can get a slowly decreasing number of bugs by using the current release.

Occasionally minor updates introduce new bugs, but usually those are both detected and fixed very quickly.

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