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Re: [widgets] Widgets Updates

From: Bernard Traversat <bernard.traversat@oracle.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 13:29:24 -0700
Message-ID: <4C699FA4.7050306@oracle.com>
To: Rich Tibbett <richt@opera.com>
CC: public-webapps@w3.org
On 8/16/10 2:34 AM, Rich Tibbett wrote:
> On 14/08/2010 03:12, Bernard Traversat wrote:
>> Should we have a more explicit way to specify and notify users that 
>> some updates may require data conversion and
>> user data will be converted after the widget is updated? Due to the 
>> error-prone nature of such conversion, users
>> may want to back up their data before proceeding with an update.
>
> I'm not sure I understand what you mean.
>
> User data is not stored in a widget package itself. An update to an 
> existing widget should be able to access the storage space used by 
> previous versions of the same widget.
>
> If data conversion is required perhaps you have a use case we could 
> look at.
The data conversion is the use case i was referring to. We should have a 
more explicit way to tell the end-users upfront that by installing the 
new update
his/her data will be converted with the potential risk of losing data 
and never going back to the older version.

Hth,

B.
>
> Regards,
>
> Rich 
Received on Monday, 16 August 2010 20:30:54 GMT

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