Suggestion: Check for SUMO update first?

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ander
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Suggestion: Check for SUMO update first?

Post by ander »

I've noticed that when I run SUMO, it scans for my installed apps, arranges the list, goes online, and then checks to see if there's a SUMO update. Since I run it only about once a month, a new SUMO version is usually available; so rather than continuing with the old version, I exit and get the new one, then start over.

Why not have SUMO check for its own update before it does anything else? Then the user isn't left sitting there, waiting, while it does the other things, possibly for no reason.

marmite
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Re: Suggestion: Check for SUMO update first?

Post by marmite »

I'll agree with that. It's a PITA to get part way through then have to either update and reload, or remember to update later.

Kyle_Katarn
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Re: Suggestion: Check for SUMO update first?

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Since a few version SUMo checks for its onw update BEFORE checking for all other (while 1st "loading" sequence). Is it OK for you ? Isn't it what you see in SUMo on your systems ?

marmite
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Re: Suggestion: Check for SUMO update first?

Post by marmite »

Kyle, like the OP, I hadn't run Sumo for a month or so. I'm now running latest version so will look forward to an improved experience (and run it more frequently).

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Re: Suggestion: Check for SUMO update first?

Post by Kyle_Katarn »

Thanks !

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Re: Suggestion: Check for SUMO update first?

Post by marmite »

Kyle, I agree with you that Sumo checks for its own update before it checks for other software updates. But before that, it scans/loads all the existing software on my pc. The time taken is small, but the frustration is still there. Is there any way Sumo can check for its own update BEFORE it does the software scan - note scan, not check.

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Re: Suggestion: Check for SUMO update first?

Post by Kyle_Katarn »

Got it.
I'll see how to do that.

marmite
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Re: Suggestion: Check for SUMO update first?

Post by marmite »

Great service!

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Re: Suggestion: Check for SUMO update first?

Post by Kyle_Katarn »

you're welcome !!

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Re: Suggestion: Check for SUMO update first?

Post by coyote »

I joined to address this, but I see there's a Pro version that auto-updates, so perhaps

I can assume that with Pro, it will not check for updates to my software programs both before and after it auto-updates?

I've got an old PC (because I'm on a fixed disability income), so the processing time to do that twice is a concern. (Though honestly, because of my low income I don't think I can afford Pro anyway, sorry, because I love SUMo!!)

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