RFC: phone home

Dirk Hohndel dirk at hohndel.org
Wed Apr 30 14:39:17 PDT 2014

On Wed, 2014-04-30 at 13:58 -0700, Richard DePas wrote:
>         There are obvious privacy issues with this and lots of people
>         absolutely
>         hate this idea so the only way this would be even remotely
>         acceptable is an opt-in.
> Could this be tied into a "Automatically Check for Updates" feature?
> That would basically need to phone home with current version and
> platform.

That's the feature I intend to (ab-)use to implement the phone home.
But there's a huge difference - very very few people will find "check
for updates" under Help and then actually click it. That's why I am
considering the opt-in when (first) running Subsurface (or a new


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