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How to create self-updating WPF Kiosk mode application

I am creating a WPF application that will be running in Kiosk mode on Windows PosReady 2009 (basically XP using .NET 4.0) devices. I have a web interface communicating with my API that allows the ...
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Is this Auto-Updating strategy for a program in C++ compiled with mingw32 for Windows correct?

I 've been thinking a lot on auto-updating, but wanted to check with you guys if you see any anti-patterns in my proposal: Context I'm coding a game in C++ and SDL, compiled in an Ubuntu (host) for ...
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Is it good practice on server/client systems to automatically install updates?

I'm working on an automated update system for a legacy server/client software package written in Delphi. The way I'm designing it is so the client's (customer's) server machine runs a service which... ...
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Auto update for application hosted on multiple servers on cloud

I'm working on an application which will run on multiple Amazon EC2 instances. I wish to incorporate auto update feature for my application. The updater should update all the Ec2 instances. Also, ...
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Is it a bad practice to stop providing support for outdated software if updates are free and easy?

Providing support for outdated software is both unexciting and expensive. If people are still using the version which was sold ten years ago, it means that they will find bugs which do not exist in ...
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How to create a centralized update mechanism for a hosted CMS?

We're a team developing a hosted CMS (something like WordPress.com, but in .NET platform), and we want every site to get updates as we update our software. Our CMS is not multi-tenant, i.e. each site ...
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Why don't software vendors use existing scheduling facilities for automatic upgrades?

It is common for software vendors to offer automatic updates. The research and installation of these updates can be done at application startup through a service or process in the background (which ...
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Software updating solution for both Linux/Windows platform

Are you guys aware of any commercial (non-commercial?) online automatic updater that can be integrated with one's software? After quick research I found zillions of them but for Windows only and again ...