Downloading a new version fails when a browser isn't installed

Aaron Friel 7 year бұрын 0

I run Sublime Text 3 on a workstation that is very trimmed down, and I realize this is a strange request, but the method of updating to a new version appears to currently require a web browser to be installed.

This is the result of clicking the download button:


I think the download button should probably just do a wget (or similar) of the new version and then run dpkg on it, not present the user with a web page.

For reference, please see the efficacy of the "versionless" update system instituted in Chrome. Having silent, invisible updates ensures a much greater share of your users are running the latest version, and I think that would be an ideal feature to target for Sublime Text 3.