Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Google Summer of Code 2013
From: Guy Harris <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:46:11 -0800
On Feb 15, 2013, at 11:38 AM, Ed Beroset <[email protected]> wrote:

> Guy Harris wrote:
>> What is the user to do when informed that a new version exists?  
> [...]
>> (I.e., different OSes do this differently, and perhaps we should handle this differently on different OSes.)
> 
> VLC, which runs on Windows, Linux and OSX (I think) relies on separate package handlers under Linux, but offers the ability to download and install the new version under Windows and does that without running an annoying and wasteful "background service" that always runs and whose sole purpose is looking for updates.  

Dunno what it does on Windows, but it uses Sparkle on OS X.