About the update feature in the Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office
By user13342178 on Feb 13, 2009
One of the questions I receive quite frequently is whether or not it would be possible to disable the update feature from the Sun ODF Plugin.
Well - from my point of view, this wouldn't change much, because the update feature doesn't look for updates on it's own, nor would it download or install anything itself.
I tried to explain that in the FAQ, but it seems someone decided my explanation would be too long or too technical, and shortened the item in the FAQ.
For those who want it explained a little bit more, here is my original FAQ item:
Q: Can I disable the auto update feature? A: No. The auto update feature just checks whether or not a newer version is available, but it doesn't download or update anything on it's own. Also the check is never done automatically, but the user has to select it manually. When a newer version is available, the same download web site will be presented to the user like when he would look up for a new version there. Download and installation is the same procedure like for users who don't use the Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office yet, so there are no additional other mechanisms involved which a system administrator might want to restrict.