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App Store Connect Updates

Once installed, App Store Connect receives software updates distributed via the Intelligent Plant NuGet service - a mechanism for pushing update packages to App Store Connections.

By default, updates are distributed automatically from the “stable” NuGet feed. But this can be modified to update on demand, and/or from an alternative NuGet feed.

Modify "App Store Connect" NuGet Feed

The following NuGet feeds are available:

Feed URL Description
Stable https://packages.intelligentplant.com/stable/nuget Official production release.
Beta https://packages.intelligentplant.com/beta/nuget Pre-release: Beta versions have gone through in-house alpha testing and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product.
Canary https://packages.intelligentplant.com/canary/nuget Pre-release: Canary versions contain the latest functionality, but may not be carefully tested.

To modify the NuGet Feed:

1. In Windows Services, stop Intelligent Plant Data Core Service.

2. Open configuration file: %ProgramFiles%\Intelligent Plant\Data Core\DataCore.ApplicationHost.exe.config.

3. Modify app setting “appStoreRepositoryPath”:

<add key="applicationHostEngine.appStoreRepositoryPath" value="[Enter NuGet URL here]" />

4. If changing to a pre-release feed (e.g. Beta or Canary), perform steps 4.1 and 4.2:

4.1. Open configuration file: %ProgramData%\Intelligent Plant\Data Core Application Host\Service\Data\Data Core Application Host.DataStoreApplicationManager.Applications.data.

4.2. Modify AllowPreReleasePackages setting:

"AllowPreReleasePackages": true,

5. In Windows Services, restart Intelligent Plant Data Core Service.

Modify "App Store Connect" Update Check Schedule

By default, App Store Connect automatically updates when new software packages are available. This results in short periods of downtime.

Updates are usually 1) deployed on Fridays business during UK business hours. If this is not convenient, update checks can be rescheduled as follows:

1. In Windows Services, stop Intelligent Plant Data Core Service.

2. Open configuration file: %ProgramFiles%\Intelligent Plant\Data Core\DataCore.ApplicationHost.exe.config.

3. Modify app settings for checkForUpdatesSchedule and checkForUpdatesOnStartup:

<add key="applicationHostEngine.checkForUpdatesSchedule" value="0 0 12 ? * SAT *" />
<add key="applicationHostEngine.checkForUpdatesOnStartup" value="false" />

The schedule is specified as a CRON schedule (for example, “0 0 12 ? * SAT *” checks for updates every Saturdays at midday).

4. In Windows Services, restart Intelligent Plant Data Core Service.

Disable "App Store Connect" Automatic Updates

To disable automatic updates altogether (not recommended):

1. In Windows Services, stop Intelligent Plant Data Core Service.

2. Open configuration file: %ProgramData%\Intelligent Plant\Data Core Application Host\Service\Data\Data Core Application Host.DataStoreApplicationManager.Applications.data.

3. Modify AutoUpdate setting:

 "AutoUpdate": false, 

4. In Windows Services, restart Intelligent Plant Data Core Service.

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Stable packages may be released outside usual deployment schedules if urgent. Pre-release packages may be deployed at any time.
data_core/app_store_connect_updates.txt · Last modified: 2019/04/02 08:58 by su