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  • Arie 224 posts 675 karma points
    Aug 08, 2015 @ 16:27

    Packages - how to check for updates?

    Is there a way to check whether updates are available for packages in v7?

    It seems that the only way is to visit each package page on individually and manually compare it to the installed version of each package.

    Did I overlook something or is does Umbraco indeed lack the ability to check for package updates?

  • Dennis Aaen 4468 posts 18026 karma points admin hq c-trib
    Aug 08, 2015 @ 20:41
    Dennis Aaen

    Hi Arie,

    There is no way to check whether updates are available for packages in v7 as far as I know, so what you can do is following the creator of the packages e.g on Twitter.

    I think they will make a tweet when there is a new version of their packages available. We do a tweet every time we release a new Umbraco version.


  • Arie 224 posts 675 karma points
    Aug 08, 2015 @ 21:54

    That would seem to be a rather significant shortcoming. Not only is it cumbersome to track down packages that have been updated, but if there's a security problem with an installed package the site owner/admin would not readily know this.

    Could HQ add a JSON-output to the projects section on with the relevant fields (package identifier, current version, release date, and perhaps release notes)?

    If that's available it wouldn't be very difficult to add a check to Umbraco and provide an overview/alert that a new package is available.

    Thinking about security a bit more, it would also be good to have a flag somewhere to indicate whether it's a bug fix, enhancement, or security update (or a combination).

  • Robert Foster 442 posts 1706 karma points MVP admin c-trib
    Aug 09, 2015 @ 04:53
    Robert Foster

    Hi Arie, I like where this is heading... Why don't you lodge an enhancement suggestion on the issue tracker:

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