[TxMt] Re: Forced Updates?

Mark Livingstone livingstonemark at gmail.com
Sun May 17 00:16:51 UTC 2015

Hi Michael,

I notice you post from a Uni address. Is it possible that the Uni student
computers have a similar behaviour to those at the Uni I am at? At the end
of each login session, the computers rollback anything the students have
done to a known state, including any program updates.

This means that to update a program and have it "stick", it needs to be
done by one of the system administrators.

You could examine this further by watching the Textmate versionas shown in
the About box.

Hope this helps!


On 14 May 2015 at 04:53, Michael Lehn <michael.lehn at uni-ulm.de> wrote:

> On 13 May 2015, at 15:50, Allan Odgaard <mailinglist at textmate.org> wrote:
> > On 13 May 2015, at 1:32, Michael Lehn wrote:
> >
> >> in our Mac-Pool we installed TextMate 2 for our students.  Recently I
> have the
> >> impression that we are forced to update TextMate every week.  Is this
> intended
> >> or do I get something wrong?
> >
> > I am puzzled why you recently got this impression, as the last update
> was released the 26th of March, so there has been no updates for the last
> 6-7 weeks, even if you had changed the update preference from “normal
> releases” (default) to “nightly builds”.
> >
> > That said, the current TextMate beta builds do expire after 5 months,
> and they’ll notify you about this after 3 months. This is something some
> detest, so I’ll make it so that licensed users can choose to ignore this
> (in nearest future).
> >
> > Of course I would still prefer if (even licensed) users kept their
> version up-to-date since there are some interdependencies between the
> bundles and TextMate, i.e. knowing that no-one is running a version of
> TextMate older than 5 months means that bundles can be updated to rely on
> infrastructure that is at least 5 months old.
> >
> > There is a version dependence system for bundles, but we do not store
> old versions of bundles.
> >
> By “impression” I mean: every second week I have a computer lab session in
> this pool and pretty much each time
> some students can’t start TextMate because they get the message that it’s
> outdated.  I will check what settings are
> used in Textmate the next days.  As I am personally using VIM so I am not
> familiar about update settings used in
> TextMate.  I understand that you are interested in users haven up-to-date
> versions.  But we would be more interested
> in buying a license that works until the next Mac OS X version.  At least
> updates should happen via the AppStore so
> that we apply all updates together once a month.
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