We have add into Valentina Studio feature “Check Updates”. Only Mac App Store version will not have it, because AppStore itself take care about updates.
On start Valentina Studio will send a GET query to valentina-db site. This will happens in separate thread to not delay user in the case of network trouble.
You will be able enable/disable this feature in prefs panel, also you can specify if report about beta builds of vstudio.
I want note, that in this GET query we also will send some anonymous information such as:
- OS on which works studio
- version of studio
- 32 or 64 bit architecture
- MD5 hash of MAC address of the computer.
We going to use this hash as anonymous identifier of some computer where vstudio is started. So we will be able, to see that e.g. 30% of users start vstudio each day, 10% once per week … may be something else …
Future we going add yet automatic sending of crash log if any. Again such anonymous identifier will allow us link that crash logs together in our database.
Also we thinking about adding into Valentina Studo of integration to our Mantis bug tracker, so user can report issue or make a feature request right from vstudio.