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7 minutes ago, Pšenda said:

as I wrote above, the application itself must offer a link to a list of changes.

Sorry if I got confused. – This "must offer a link" sounds different to that...

2 hours ago, Pšenda said:

Providing this information directly in applications,

... and also to your screenshot which doesn't show such a link to a list of changes.


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12 minutes ago, thomaso said:

Sorry if I got confused. – This "must offer a link" sounds different to that...

... and also to your screenshot which doesn't show such a link to a list of changes.

My screenshot was to confirm that the list of changes provided to the user before performing the update is a common feature of applications and the OS. The form and manner of displaying information is up to the application developer.

"Providing this information directly in applications" is meant that Log (information about application changes) made should be provided directly by the application, not through a forum where the user must find it. The form and method of providing this information, whether by link or direct display of text/html in the application, is already up to the developer.


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3 hours ago, Pšenda said:

Nowhere do I suggest their display as part of the Welcome screen.

In case it is not obvious, neither did I. Providing a link to the change log web page should work for all versions regardless of the store or OS, & putting it in the Welcome screen groups it with the existing web page links, so it seems reasonable to put it there.


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15 minutes ago, R C-R said:

web page links

Links yes, but not show contents.

But as I wrote earlier, the link should also be available in the Help menu, because the Welcome screen can be turned off.


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On 9/15/2020 at 6:53 PM, R C-R said:

putting it in the Welcome screen (...) seems reasonable

On 9/15/2020 at 7:13 PM, Pšenda said:

also be available in the Help menu

Note: Each Affinity app has a window explicitly for Update information. (accessible any time via menu)

Furthermore I noticed on a former mac (still v.1.7 installed) that there the update info window already presents a link to the most recent change log:

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This makes me wonder whether this content was either 'created' by the former app version 1.7.3, or always appears like this and we or just me didn't notice or forgot – or is a fresh improvement, e.g. resulting from this discussion?

Also it doesn't offer a button for "Download" but for "Install Update", which would make the procedure easier by reducing required user action (> clicks;-)

 


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3 hours ago, thomaso said:

Note: Each Affinity app has a window explicitly for Update information. (accessible any time via menu)

Where do you see this in any menu of any Affinity app that was purchased from the Mac App Store? The only thing I see like that for those purchases is in System Preferences > Software Update (not an Affinity menu) & only if the options to automatically download & install app updates are not enabled. If they both are then MAS updates are downloaded in the background & installed on the next launch of that app without user interaction.


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