Automatic Client Updates in Evergreen

Automatic client updates may soon be coming to Evergreen thanks to the work of MVLC Assistant Network Administrator Thomas Berezansky. The Staff Client Build/Update Enhancement was committed yesterday to trunk, the version of Evergreen where any development is added and tested before it is incorporated into a stable release.

Currently, Evergreen only supports manual updates of the staff client, unless a third-party product is used. Network staff from the MassLNC participating networks were concerned about the amount of work that would be involved in software updates if each staff machine required a manual update. With Tom's enhancement, the client will automatically install any required updates, similar to the way Firefox automatically installs updates. This similarity is no coincidence as the Evergreen staff client and Firefox are built on the same foundation.

Congratulations to Tom for his successful contribution to Evergreen!