@kghbln opened this Issue on December 1st 2020

How to force detection of available updates?

Matomo 3.x and 4.x

The slow rollout make sure that not all users of Matomo get notifications about new versions at the same time. However it is not possible to override the slow rollout mechanism by clicking on the "Search for updates" button provided by Matomo. Thus the button is function-less.

It will be great if it is possible to override the slow rollout mechanism by manually triggering the search for a new version. This is even more important if published security vulnerabilities with existing outdated versions were addressed with a new release.

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@tsteur commented on December 1st 2020 Member

Hi @kghbln the workaround be to change the release channel to the "beta" channel in the general settings as mentioned in the Matomo 4 changelog. This way you'll get the update immediately.

@kghbln commented on December 1st 2020

@tsteur Let me ask the other way around. What is the functionality of this button?

This is not about switching to beta or whatever, this is about checking for new versions regardless on which channel your are. Please also see the discussion I linked. I am not the only one here who thinks that there is an issue.

@tsteur commented on December 2nd 2020 Member

@kghbln we're only using this staged release for a major version upgrade so it's only a thing like every 3 years. If someone really wants to receive the update earlier then there is a workaround with changing the release channel temporarily. In all other cases it should be fine waiting for 1-2 weeks. If you're keen on getting the security fixes etc then there is a way with changing the release channel. The security issues have been fixed in github for many months and have been included in all the beta releases etc so if someone wanted them as quick as possible then I recommend using the beta channel anyway.

I'll reopen this issue in case we implement a force update check in the future. It be of course nice if you could force getting the update by clicking on it.

@kghbln commented on December 2nd 2020

Thanks for your insight.

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