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Download Patches

This dialog is displayed when you choose Help | Download Patches. It provides a window interface to update-allegro. In order for this dialog to work, the computer running Allegro CL must be able to make an FTP connection to the internet. (If your local network has a firewall, this dialog may not be usable to download patches. update-allegro has arguments, not settable with this dialog, that allow downloading to work in such situations.)

Displaying available patch information and downloading patches can take time. When you request those actions, a dialog reminds you of this fact and allows cancelling the request.

The display portion of the dialog displays (when commanded - it is blank when the dialog is first displayed) available patches, along with a checkbox to indicate whether or not the patch should be downloaded). The command buttons are (the radio buttons are described with the Download button):

The four widgets in the HTTP Proxy group box at the lower right allow you to enter proxy information if your site requires an HTTP proxy. These widgets can be left empty if no proxy is needed, or just the proxy name and port number could be specified if no username or password is required. These values are saved as the value of the default-http-proxy configuration option so that future IDE sessions will remember the values, though the password is never saved for security reasons.

See also patch-reminder-interval.


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Documentation for Allegro CL version 8.1. The object described on this page has been modified in the 8.1 release; see the Release Notes.
Created 2007.4.30.

ToCDocOverviewCGDocRelNotesFAQIndexPermutedIndex
Allegro CL version 8.1
Object described on page has changed in 8.1.
8.0 version