Bug 1603 - Ask for confirmation before downloading / Label downloaded files better
Summary: Ask for confirmation before downloading / Label downloaded files better
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: General ()
Version: 2.8
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: --- enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-10-20 09:06 UTC by Chris Hardy [MSFT]
Modified: 2014-09-22 07:48 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Chris Hardy [MSFT] 2011-10-20 09:06:02 UTC
When clicking the "Check for Updates" menu in MonoDevelop 2.8.1, updates are downloaded and installed without asking for confirmation by the user. This is not good expecially when Beta or Alfa are active. Monodevelop should ask for confirmation before downloading the new files or, at least, before installing them. Updates file for Mono, MonoDevelop, MonoTouch, etc. are not clearly labelled in the download manager: they look like regular updates even if they are Beta or Alfa.
Comment 2 Lluis Sanchez 2011-10-21 06:11:31 UTC
MonoDevelop does ask for confirmation before installing. The labeling issue is already fixed.
Comment 3 Chris Hardy [MSFT] 2011-10-21 06:17:35 UTC
MonoDevelop should probably ask for confirmation before *downloading* any updates too or have a way of toggling auto-download.
Comment 4 Lluis Sanchez 2011-10-21 06:37:56 UTC
The current behavior was explicitly requested by Nat.
Comment 5 Chris Hardy [MSFT] 2011-12-23 10:13:57 UTC
We have had another request for this functionality or at least for it to be an option for those using Mobile networks for their internet: 

From our users: "I would like to keep the auto updater enabled so I get notifications of 
new releases but disable the automatic downloads (so I can download on