Update Engine
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Update Engine is a flexible Mac OS X framework that can help developers keep their products up-to-date. It can update nearly any type of software, including Cocoa apps, screen savers, and preference panes. It can even update kernel extensions, regular files, and root-owned applications. Update Engine can even update multiple products just as easily as it can update one.
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Version R3.5: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later







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Edified commented on 30 Sep 2008
Sparkle is less invasive than Google Update- I wonder if Update Engine is a la Google Update.
[Version 1.0]


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tekl commented on 30 Sep 2008
Everyone is using Sparkle, why should someone use Update Engine?
[Version 1.0]

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meego replied on 30 Sep 2008
"including Cocoa apps, screen savers, and preference panes. It can even update kernel extensions, regular files, and root-owned applications."

This is the interesting part, where it's better than Sparkle.

This framework seems to handle files without executables, which Sparkle lacks AFAIK. You can't currently update stuff like plugins, drivers, file systems.. in fact, for most of the stuff installed in /Library Sparkle can't help you. I think the only exception are preference panes which can check for updates by themself. You actually need a program or daemon which contains the Sparkle framework to checks for updates.

Now, I'm not too tech savy on all this so don't take my word as gospel.
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Downloads:1,214
Version Downloads:817
Type:Development : Libraries
License:Free
Date:02 Dec 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Update Engine is a flexible Mac OS X framework that can help developers keep their products up-to-date. It can update nearly any type of software, including Cocoa apps, screen savers, and preference panes. It can even update kernel extensions, regular files, and root-owned applications. Update Engine can even update multiple products just as easily as it can update one.


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