Allow disabling automatic updates. It is bad idea for projects in public finance where updates of frameworks have to be controlled strictly.
Allow disabling automatic updates. It is bad idea for projects in public finance where updates of frameworks have to be controlled strictly. You cannot have some IDE's reaching and updating tools from Internet. That's bad as it gets especially in banks (they may even disable Internet traffic for that). It may conflict with Change Management policies that many seem not to understand. What's applicable in manufacturing, insurance, or prvate sector is not bneccessarily acceptable in other industries. Unless you have expereience in one you may not be able to understand legal regulations and liability in it. It may be quite complex.
Maciek – we do understand the need for controlled updates in the sectors you mentioned. In fact we have a product tailor-made for such environments, Secure Delivery Center, which can be used to delivery software, such as Webclipse, behind the firewall in a manner that is completely controlled by an administrator. You can read more about it here: http://www.genuitec.com/products/sdc/ If you like to know more, please let us know and we can provide further details or schedule a call to better understand your needs.