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LJ Client Version updates [Jun. 5th, 2002|10:03 am]
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Okay, so this morning I was thinking about adding into my client a check to see if there's a new version up on my site. Nothing major there... all of the major clients seem to do this.

Is there a mechanism on the livejournal site for this, so I don't have to write my own cgi or php to deal with it?


[User Picture]From: ravinald
2002-06-05 12:36 pm (UTC)


i'm confused. why would lj provide a mechanism for this if you're maintaining the client?

i'm going to impliment this to mine as well, but won't until i get a version that doesn't suck. its just another socket connect to another web server. request a page that returns the current version. if curr.ver > run.ver, download it upon user authorization.

in fact, the more i talk about it now, i think i may just write it up real quick and get it over with.
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[User Picture]From: xb95
2002-06-05 02:45 pm (UTC)
Nope. It's something I do manually, connecting to my web server and asking for the version. :)
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[User Picture]From: mart
2002-06-06 02:52 am (UTC)

A long time ago there was a plan to let client authors control the message responses sent at login for ranges of versions of clients they were responsible for, but that never happened and things have changed a lot since then.

Back in the days when there were few clients and LiveJournal endorsed them all, this might have been done by LiveJournal's server, but now there are so many clients the attitude is pretty much "you talk to us by the protocol and we'll post entries, and the rest is up to you". Client authors don't even get to put their clients on the LiveJournal site anymore.

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