Add Check for Updates to the expected location for updates - the Help menu
Almost all current software these days have a Check for Updates option under the Help menu, or under Help – About. That is where people expect to find links to the current version.
The problem with the existing implementation showing "A new version is available" on the home page is that it's only shown when there's a new version - people want to check to see if they are running the current version. And after I used the product for a while I stopped seeing the home page - I only clicked on my project to open it. I never, ever noticed the 'there's a new version.'
I am not alone in this. At least one other documented user in this database had the exact same problem. (https://uservoice.ranorex.com/forums/150109-ideas-to-improve-ranorex/suggestions/19177057-give-me-an-update-button)
Having a Check For Updates button in the industry-standard place where people expect to see it will not only help people get new versions, but it will prevent frustration of existing users who want to see if they are up-to-date. (If they are there is no easy way to check.)
Thank you for reconsidering this easy-to-implement improvement. It will make users experiences with Ranorex better.
Sebastian Koch commented
Implementing an improved update process would be a real improvement. We use TeamCity to build our test automation. At least the Ranorex runtime is installed on every TeamCity agent. If there is a new version of Ranorex, the installation/update must be done on each of these agents.
Also the installation/update of the Ranorex remote agents is quite time consuming, depending on how many of these agents you use for test automation. An update process would help a lot here.
John Fig commented
Hi, I'd like to put in a future feature/enhancement request for the following:
- Native/built-in upgrade option for existing installations of the Ranorex Suite
The current 'download' option on the start page is just not suitable for Enterprises IMO. Having a 'check for updates' option under the help tab feature within the app which checks for updates and installs them on demand would be great. Especially if admin rights ARE NOT required. Your aggressive release schedule is near impossible to keep up with for managed enterprise deployments.