Is Squirrel for autoUpdates going to stick around?


#1

Windows Platform: I thought I had read that everything was going to switch to NSIS as the go to framework for installing and updating.

I noticed the auto updater docs on electron.atom.io still reference Squirrel.


#2

You may have been reading the electron-builder docs which tend to favor NSIS, but electron-builder is a third-party project. While there has been some discussion about replacing Electron’s Squirrel integration no decision has been made yet.


#3

The doc I found is https://electron.atom.io/docs/ under API Reference > autoUpdater