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June 11, 2021, 07:45:05 pm

garioch7

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Won't Download Notepad++ Version 8.0
« on: June 11, 2021, 07:45:05 pm »
I just ran UCheck on my desktop and laptop computers.  It found three updates for the desktop (Calibre, VLC, and Notepad++) and successfully installed two of them. It refused to download and install Notepad++ Version 8.0.  I went the website and downloaded it and updated it manually.  Windows 10 Pro Build 21H1, fully updated, running on a Dell XPS 8930 SE desktop.  Same thing on my Dell XPS 15 7590 laptop, running Windows 10 Pro, Build 21H1, fully updated.

I have attached report and screen image from the desktop.  Nothing appears when I hover over the "X".

After manually updating Notepad++ Version 8.0 on both computers, UCheck no longer reports the update as being available.

Thank you and have a great day.

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-Phil

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Reply #1June 11, 2021, 07:54:52 pm

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Re: Won't Download Notepad++ Version 8.0
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2021, 07:54:52 pm »
Hi Phil,

Thanks for your feedback.
Usually, Notepad++ developer use three digits when releasing a new version (d.d.d), but to our surprise the latest version is only using one digit (8), which break our script.

We decided not to change anything, since the next version will very probably use three digits again (8.0.1). This will break any fix we will have to write for this one digit exception.

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Reply #2June 11, 2021, 07:56:33 pm

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Re: Won't Download Notepad++ Version 8.0
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2021, 07:56:33 pm »
Curzon:

Thank you for your prompt reply.  Makes sense.

Have a great weekend.

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-Phil
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Reply #3June 11, 2021, 11:55:36 pm

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Re: Won't Download Notepad++ Version 8.0
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2021, 11:55:36 pm »
Hi Phil,

Thanks for your understanding.
Have a great week-end, too.

Regards.

Reply #4June 17, 2021, 08:00:43 pm

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Re: Won't Download Notepad++ Version 8.0
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2021, 08:00:43 pm »
We decided not to change anything, since the next version will very probably use three digits again (8.0.1). This will break any fix we will have to write for this one digit exception.
Wouldn't you know it, they just released version 8.1 (two digits)!

Reply #5June 17, 2021, 09:05:58 pm

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Re: Won't Download Notepad++ Version 8.0
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2021, 09:05:58 pm »
Hi _underscore_,

Yes, I saw it.
A new script will be required after all.

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