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How To Update Installed Plugin

OK, I give up. How do I update an already installed plugin in EZ Builder? I asked once before and was told EZ Builder automatically asks if I want to update the plugin when it opens. I've never been asked and I have the Bing Voice Recognition plugin installed. I know from another post that this plugin has been recently updated.

In my EZ Builder Options, my box is Unchecked for "Do not check for EZ Builder and plugin updates". *confused*

Thanks for the explanation. I don't want to question your wisdom but that seems odd. If there is an option in the settings for checking for updates on EZ Builder and Plugins and I have it enabled, I'd expect to be prompted when one is available and be able to upgrade without dancing around like this. I'd expect this to be true no matter if I loaded an existing project from a shortcut or opened a new project from the .exe file. ;) I'm sure there's a good reason but it's frustrating and confusing in my opinion. *cool*

This allows virtually unattended control. You can have the project set to load when the computer boots up, have a script which manages your connection, and have a headless computer on board that just runs your project when you power up your computer and know that it will always just work.

If you need to confirm or dismiss upgrade dialogs, then you would never be able to trust that a headless computer robot would start correctly.

If every few weeks you start EZ-Builder and open the file to check (or if you have a seperate development system, and only update the robot when the development system updates) that you have the best of both worlds.

I can understand that and appreciate it. However the bottom line that I'm taking away from this is that there is an option in the settings section that is useless. Furthermore, as far as I can find this method of update is undocumented. How may I ask did you find out how to update plugins? Maybe I didn't read a lesson somewhere. I'll say it again, plus reading and confusing.

However with everything else this control system has going for it I'm not going to complain and be thankful I have it to controlling my robots and to learn about robotics.:)


How may I ask did you find out how to update plugins?

I usually open EZ-Builder first, then select my project. Doing that, I am prompted to update.

I think the majority of users open that way. Since you are mostly working with a single, highly customized robot, it makes sense for you to open via a custom shortcut or just opening the project, and I think not being prompted for updates would be the preferred method in that environment.

I am all for more choice, so if DJ could make it an option to automatically check or not check, I would be happy, but I also think he has more important stuff on the todo list.

I do it the same way @Alan does... I have many ez builder projects for this that and the other thing... I open ez builder first and then open or create a new project from there...
Thanks guys. I understand. I really hadn't considered having many robots using different projects being controlled from the same computer at different times. ;)