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Direct updates of app versions to desktop apps

A direct updates mechanism is available for desktop apps as well as for mobile devices.

When you redeploy a desktop app with a new version, the WL server automatically pushes the app to the user's desktop. When the desktop app connects to the WL server and an update is available, it displays a dialog box for the user, asking the user to accept a new version. If the user accepts the new version, it is automatically downloaded to the user's desktop. The user must then open the downloaded app to install it on the desktop.

This option is available for Adobe AIR applications, Windows 8 applications, Windows 7 and Vista gadgets, and Mac OS X Dashboard widgets.

The use of Windows 7 and Vista gadgets and OS X Dashboard widgets is deprecated in Worklight version 5.0.5. Support might be removed in any future version.

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