Wednesday Dec 19, 2007

Updatecenter Notifications of New Software

By now you must have been familiar or at least heard of GlassFish Updatecenter (overview, screencast, Getting Started Guide) available starting GlassFish V2 release. In the latest release, GlassFish v2 Update Release 1, we have improved support for Updatecenter notifications. GlassFish Updatecenter notifies user of any new modules(updates and new software) hosted on Updatecenter server repository.  Updatecenter in GlassFish v2 Update Release 1, notifies user not only of new updates but also of any new software available. Updatecenter uses different means to notify users of any new udpates and software, such as-
  • System tray icon pop-ups
  • Common Tasks page of GlassFish Administration UI
  • Star icons on Updatecenter UI
System tray icon pop-ups: At scheduled intervals(based on scheduling parameters provided on Preferences tab of Updatecenter), Updatecenter system tray icon pops up a message, indicating any new software and updates available. Updates can also be configured for automatic download and/or install. System tray icon is available only on Windows, by default. On other platforms, tray icon process can be run by executing updatetool script with tray option i.e <GlassFish Install Root>/updatecenter/updatool tray.

Common Tasks page of GlassFish Administration UI:  
Users also get notified of new updates and software through Common Tasks page of GlassFish Administration UI. Second button under Update Center section indicates whether there are any new components available. More details can be obtained by clicking on,  New Components Available button.
Star icons on Updatecenter UI: On Available Updates and Available Software  tabs, Updatecenter uses star icons to indicate any new updates and software respectively. These are components, user has never seen before.


Get GlassFish V2 UR1
About

rajeshwar

Search

Categories
Archives
« April 2014
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
   
       
Today