I think others will love the idea of having a installer - like ArduinoIDE.exe that will install the software on the computer. Also, everytime the IDE it would check for updates in the background. Anyone agree?
I prefer to maintain control over what is installed in my environment. I _really dislike_ automatic updaters. I don't even like the IDE phoning home to check for updates.There have been enough backwards incompatibilities introduced in the release series that this would have been disastrous for my projects, at least.I would strongly prefer that automatic updates and an installer _not_ happen. One man's opinion.-br
It adds an extra layer of problems for some people. Just take a look into the issues forum (the first one), drivers, something wrong setting the exe, etc, are mainly the issues for Windows users.
I don't even like the IDE phoning home to check for updates.
why not have seperate people responsible for each installer ? see what open source can do.