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patch-reminder-interval

Arguments: ide-configuration

Returns a value that indicates how often the Check for New Patches dialog will appear when the IDE is started up, to periodically remind you to check for new patches. The setf of this function may be called to change the value, and the drop-down list at the bottom of the dialog allows selecting a new value from a handful of choices.

The value may be nil, in which case the Check for New Patches dialog is never shown. Otherwise it should be a positive integer that indicates a number of days; when the IDE is started up, if it has been at least that many days since the Patch Reminder dialog was last shown, then it is shown at that time. The default value is 30, to provide a monthly reminder about patches. Here are a couple of possible setf's of this function:

;;  Evaluating this form will disable the Check for New Patches dialog:
(setf (patch-reminder-interval (configuration *ide-system*) nil)
;;  Evaluating this form will cause the Check for New Patches dialog
;;  to appear weekly:
(setf (patch-reminder-interval (configuration *ide-system*) 7)
;;  Evaluating this form will cause the Check for New Patches dialog
;;  to appear every three months:
(setf (patch-reminder-interval (configuration *ide-system*) 90)

You can download patches at any time either with the Download Patches dialog (displayed with Help | Download Patches) or by calling sys:update-allegro directly, so you may want to set this configuration option to nil if you have no trouble remembering to check for new patches.

See also patch-reminder-previous-time.


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Documentation for Allegro CL version 8.1. This page was not revised from the 8.0 page.
Created 2009.7.29.

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Allegro CL version 8.1
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