[ANSWERED] Is there a way to update with "atom-x64-1.19.1-delta.nupkg"


#1

Hello.

Listed in https://github.com/atom/atom/releases are all the downloadable variations of Atom. Some of these are marked with the postfix delta.nupkg. Is there a way to use this file to update an installation with only the changed files?

So… I am on Windows 7 - can I use atom-x64-1.19.1-delta.nupkg to update my current Atom V1.19.0 installation? I assume I have to use C:\Users\Dan\AppData\Local\atom\Update.exe … but how?

Thank you.


#2

I was wondering the same thing.
Iam using Atom portable and sometimes the updating fails and when that happens and I check again it says that there is no update available.
I was wondering whether you could use update.exe to force update it.
In the log it says that it downloads the nupkg from https://atom.io/api/updates-x64/atom-1.20.0-beta3-delta.nupkg.


#3

The nupkg files are for use with NuGet, so no, they won’t work with the update system that is bundled with Atom.


#4

Thank you for responding.

So… Visual Studio needs to be installed before the packaged [delta] files are of any use. Is it Visual Studio what you guys use to develop for the Atom Core?


#5

No, we use Atom to develop Atom :grinning:

To be honest, I’ve never used NuGet, so I don’t know how it works.


#6

Sadly I had to get Visual Basic tools up and running to get rid of some error messages on my system. To develop the source is probably not a problem, but getting it to make-and-run is a different story. Or are only the package developers missing a key ingredient to make cross-platform add-ons?

I have seen notes from you and other core developers on changing the API and some dependencies. I have seen many (without searching them out) that still uses “old” principles. ::shadow being only one such case. Do package developers keep to date on what changes in the core?

About the NUPKG file… on a previous post there was mention that the MSI files were removed. Why then have the NUPKG if development can be done purely in Atom?

:thinking:


#7

To my understanding, the nupkg packages are for installing Atom, not building or developing Atom.

I thought you were talking about what editor we use. You can take a look at the build instructions for indications of the tools we use to build and package Atom on the various platforms.