Shouldn't update-manager's "check for updates" setting have an "hourly" option?

jonas.diaz.1866 at jonas.diaz.1866 at
Wed Jun 23 14:46:10 UTC 2010

I think is very simple...that option can be added but not make it the default choice, so anyone that can and want to activate it will be satisfied. We are just making Ubuntu richer in users' options.

Atte. Jonas.  
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-----Original Message-----
From: Nathan Dorfman <na at>
Sender: ubuntu-devel-discuss-bounces at
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 10:38:35 
To: Shane Fagan<shanepatrickfagan at>
Cc: <ubuntu-devel-discuss at>
Subject: Re: Shouldn't update-manager's "check for updates" setting have an 
	"hourly" option?

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 2:43 AM, Shane Fagan
<shanepatrickfagan at> wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-06-22 at 22:49 -0400, Nathan Dorfman wrote:
>> Personally, I would prefer it, and I think it's quite reasonable. Thoughts?
> You have to remember that not everyone has broadband and not everyone
> can download/upload that much. Checking hourly does add up to a lot of
> network activity and if you are in a third world country you wouldnt
> like it.
> Daily is fine we dont get that many updates to justify anything else.

[Sorry, forgot to Cc the list the first time around.]

So? I am suggesting that a new option be added, not that the default be changed.

For those of us not in third world countries, I don't think it is at
all reasonable to wait up to 24 hours to be notified of a critical
security update.

> --fagan

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