Bug 74934 - 'Install' button in update dialog is never activated
Summary: 'Install' button in update dialog is never activated
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: high enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
URL: https://mmohrhard.wordpress.com/2017/...
: 62637 99268 105619 125451 144426 151466 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Automatic-Updater Updates
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Reported: 2014-02-13 15:10 UTC by Jan Holesovsky
Modified: 2023-03-23 08:22 UTC (History)
21 users (show)

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Description Jan Holesovsky 2014-02-13 15:10:22 UTC
Currently the 'Install' button in the update dialog is never activated.  It is because we do not provide automatic download of new version.

In order to be able to have this functionality, we need to make sure that the download is safe - that the cannot get a binary from some malicious site instead.

The code needs review & update in case there are dangerous bits there; then we can enable this.
Comment 1 Jan Holesovsky 2014-02-13 15:10:46 UTC
MAB - as discussed at the ESC.
Comment 2 Jan Holesovsky 2014-02-13 15:11:49 UTC
Short term, we should at least update the help:

Comment 3 Björn Michaelsen 2014-03-16 01:12:34 UTC
Fix priority for MABs.
Comment 4 tommy27 2014-11-29 17:47:54 UTC
is this MAB still reproducible with 4.3.x releases?
Comment 5 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2014-12-07 19:10:59 UTC
(In reply to Jan Holesovsky from comment #0)
> Currently the 'Install' button in the update dialog is never activated. 

CONFIRMED with + Ubuntu 14.04

1) Open LibreOffice
2) Help -> Check for updates.

LO 4.3.4 is offered for download, but the 'Install' button stays grayed-out
Comment 6 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos 2015-01-17 09:37:14 UTC
Can we consider using Sparkle/WinSparkle instead?
Comment 7 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos 2015-02-09 07:53:55 UTC
(In reply to Adolfo Jayme from comment #6)
> Can we consider using Sparkle/WinSparkle instead?

That could be another idea for GSoC. Integrating Sparkle would fix some long-requested enhancements: it supports diff-based (incremental) updates, avoiding huge downloads (bug 54242); it supports displaying release notes (bug 69042)… Also, Sparkle is an actively maintained project, and integrating it would reduce the burden in maintaining our custom mechanisms.
Comment 8 tommy27 2015-06-18 20:26:27 UTC
hi Adolfo, is the "Reuse Mozilla's rolling update mechanism for LibreOffice" in the GSOC 2015 projects something related to this?

Comment 9 steve 2015-10-25 15:12:25 UTC
Update from GSoC 2015 wrapup from

Mozilla update system for LibreOffice from Nathan Yi

Although Nathan did not have time to fully implement the UI and server-side backend components of the project, he managed to do in-place upgrades of LibreOffice using full and partial (version-to-version) patches. These patches can optionally be signed for secure transport over the Internet.

Wiki entry: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/GSoC/Ideas#Reuse_Mozilla.27s_rolling_update_mechanism_for_LibreOffice
Comment 10 steve 2016-04-13 12:32:29 UTC
*** Bug 99268 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 11 Adolfo Jayme Barrientos 2016-04-28 02:34:21 UTC
*** Bug 62637 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 12 steve 2017-01-31 11:20:34 UTC
*** Bug 105619 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 13 Patrick 2017-12-29 23:09:49 UTC
I am curious about the status of this issue. It's been active since 2014 and no apparent progress or news since 2015.
Comment 14 steve 2018-01-07 12:13:23 UTC
linux and windows have seen work on using MAR updater for LO. Sadly that effort has not taken macOS into account.
Comment 15 Rishabh Kalra 2018-02-14 13:24:15 UTC
Is this issue still open?
Comment 16 Sheldon Kelly 2018-03-08 08:13:47 UTC
I am currently using LibreOffice 6.0.1 on Win 10 and I am still experiencing this bug.
Comment 17 yinjui 2018-11-29 08:01:53 UTC
Still exists in version: (x64)

Build ID: 0f25a3c36f27fd51453b9a9115f236b83c143684
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: GL; VCL: win; 
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2018-11-27_20:06:55
Locale: zh-TW (zh_TW); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 18 Xisco Faulí 2018-11-29 09:28:22 UTC
Automatic updates were implemented by Markus Mohrhard, please see
- https://mmohrhard.wordpress.com/2017/08/22/announcing-automatically-updating-daily-windows-libreoffice-builds/
- https://mmohrhard.wordpress.com/2017/06/21/announcing-automatically-updating-libreoffice-builds/

although they are not used in production releases, yet.
Comment 19 Xisco Faulí 2019-11-29 13:27:29 UTC
Changing priority back to 'medium' since the number of duplicates is lower than 5
Comment 20 Thomas Bertels 2023-02-01 09:13:57 UTC
*** Bug 125451 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 21 Thomas Bertels 2023-02-01 09:19:42 UTC
*** Bug 144426 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 22 Maverick 2023-02-03 11:48:24 UTC
Considering the duplicates, shouldn't the bug priority be updated?
Comment 23 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2023-03-13 22:36:01 UTC
*** Bug 151466 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 24 Julien Nabet 2023-03-23 08:06:57 UTC
What about removing the "install" button waiting for the implementation of the lacking code to implement it?