feedback beta 6 (GPGMail expired)

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20 Mar, 2015 09:23 AM


I got this annoying surprise again this morning when staring Alert: GPGMail beta 5 is expired.

I checked the update-tab in GPG-Preferences inside System-Preferences: Although I had set everything to auto-update, no beta 6 update had been installed yet.

When checking manually, all elements notified of a beta6 update and I was able to install them EXCEPT GPGMail! The panel said: beta 5 is the latest version available!

So I went to plan B which had proven to work in the past:

I downloaded the latest nightly (beta6), first ran "Uninstall" and then "Install". Then checked the update-tab in GPG-Preferences inside System-Preferences again: All elements showed "b6" now. started with all my previous GPGMail settings.

I want to urge the developer team to fix this once and for all. It feels not okay to be confronted with a non-working GPGMail out of the blue.

Instead, give us something like "The current beta is going to expire in 3 days, get ready to update".

And the updater inside GPGMail sure needs to be fixed.

  1. 1 Posted by Vinkman on 20 Mar, 2015 06:54 PM

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    Or at the VERY least tell me when the current Beta is going to expire so at least I can make a mental note that I need to update a day r so before that...

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 23 Mar, 2015 12:13 AM

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    Hi Thomas and Vinkman,

    there's a few aspects to this debate which we are aware of and hearing from you all is important information.

    During the entire beta process there were a few hiccups which should not have happened. Those happened around the first betas and we want to apologize for that.

    Then up until b6, there was the problem, that automatic checks for updates were not behaving as expected. That is fixed with b6 (hallelujah!) and from now on, if you have enabled automatic update checks, sailing should be much smoother.

    Besides the above there's one last aspect: we need to make sure to release timely updates before anything expires of course.

    Whit that being said, is any of you still running into any expiry issues now?

    All the best and thanks for your feedback,

  3. Steve closed this discussion on 03 Jun, 2015 01:15 PM.

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