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Check for New Patches

This dialog sometimes appears just after the IDE has started up to remind you that you may want to check for new Allegro patches that you have not yet downloaded.

Pressing the List New Patches Now button will show the Download Patches dialog and will automatically press its List New Patches button. You can then press that dialog's Download button to download the listed patches, or just close the dialog to do nothing.

The drop-down list labeled How often to show this reminder dialog allows you to control how often the reminder dialog will appear in the future. Selecting a value here calls (setf patch-reminder-interval) to set the number of days between reminders. (That is done even if you then cancel from the dialog.) Here are the choices in the drop-down list and the values that they pass to (setf patch-reminder-interval)).

If you prefer to use the Install | New Patches command or to call sys:update-allegro whenever you choose, then you may want to choose Never here to disable the reminder dialog.

The patch-reminder-previous-time value will be reset to the current time either when the patch reminder dialog appears or when you actually download any patches in the Download Patches dialog (regardless of whether it was invoked by the reminder dialog). The reminder dialog will not appear again until the selected time interval has passed from that point. The previous time is not reset by calling sys:update-allegro directly though.


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Documentation for Allegro CL version 9.0. This page was not revised from the 8.2 page.
Created 2012.5.30.

ToCDocOverviewCGDocRelNotesFAQIndexPermutedIndex
Allegro CL version 9.0
Unrevised from 8.2 to 9.0.
8.2 version