51. Checking for Updates¶
Little Navmap will automatically check its home page for available updates on startup. Frequency and update channels are configurable. See below for configuration options.
You can always check manually for updates by selecting
Check for Updates in the main menu.
Note that the installation still has to be done manually.
51.1. Notification Dialog¶
The dialog showing available updates contains a change log, various other messages and one or more download links.
Update check settings can be changed in the options dialog on the page Startup and Update.
51.2.1. Check for Updates¶
You can set the interval for update checks. Default is
Manual where the latter one will
never check automatically.
Check for Updates in the main menu to search
manually for new versions.
Note that the daily or weekly check is only done when starting the program.
51.2.2. Update Channels¶
Stable Versions only: This will show only notifications for tested and stable versions with a complete English manual.
Stable and Beta Versions: Will additionally check for beta/test versions. Beta versions are program releases that already contain all planned features for a stable release but are still not tested carefully. The manual might be incomplete.
Stable, Beta and Development Versions: Little Navmap will also show notifications for development releases. These are neither complete nor well tested. Features might change over time and the manual is not updated for new functionality.
Always use the beta update channel if you use a beta or test version. Otherwise you might miss important updates.
A backup of all settings is recommended before running a beta or development version. See Files for directories to save.
51.2.3. Check for Updates now¶
Checks for updates immediately. This will use the current settings as
shown in the dialog. It will also show notifications for updates that
were ignored by pressing the
Ignore this Update on the notification