Check for Updates… incompatible with "close-by-quitting"

Discussion created by mrwatson-gbs on Sep 28, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 10, 2016 by TSGal

Issue (FMP 15.0.1)


Our Custom App (read: "database")


  • proudly already has the new Check for Updates… command in the (custom) help menu
  • finds and downloads the new 15.0.2 update 
  • presents the feedback dialogue....
    • Screen Shot 2016-09-28 at 17.14.43.png
  • which is a problem, because our app closes by using the Quit Application script step.


That means, when I "close" the database => it causes the installation to be canceled.


After starting FMP again, the update was clearly not finished: STILL 15.0.1


Screen Shot 2016-09-28 at 17.23.06.png



Note: Our app is a multi-file solution and it MUST quit, because closing the files individually sometimes end up in an endless loop, because closed files get reopened via references from closing files.


Can the Update process be changed to accommodate this?


E.g. Maybe in this situation FMP could ASK the user if they want to cancel or continue the installation?