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automatic skin update notification

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Postby OfficerMike07 » February 16th, 2009, 4:18 am

My eyes caught the words "skin" and "update" in the same sentence, and I started thinking... how feasible would it be to have the skin browser automatically check for updates to skins we have installed?
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Postby Jikaru » February 16th, 2009, 4:47 am

that would be extremely difficult, not even winamp could pull that off without additional servers...this would be a feature for a few years into the future when a large server costs about 100 american lol
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Postby Cliff Cawley » February 16th, 2009, 7:55 am

I have some ideas for how this could be handled, however I'll have to start embedding version information into the skin as well, or alternatively generate a CRC check for the skin. This will however mean that if a user changes a skin slightly they won't get notification that a new version is available.

I'll have to give it some more thought on the best way to do the version checking as I have some ideas about how not to overload the server, yet still provide updates.

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Postby OfficerMike07 » February 16th, 2009, 2:02 pm

Awesome. Can't wait to see what happens.
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Postby Jikaru » February 17th, 2009, 11:32 pm

To be honest if you make that happen without overloading the servers....I would hump your virtual leg till it bleeds. Just a metaphor for being very grateful.
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Postby OfficerMike07 » February 18th, 2009, 5:13 am

A very disturbing metaphor...
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Postby Jikaru » February 19th, 2009, 4:10 pm

dont judge :D
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