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Matrix Updates

Post by Greg » 08 Nov 2018, 15:44

Matrix is updated to version 1.4.0.

New in this release:
  • Split the installation sequence of region North America to avoid virtual memory issues.
  • Added new info icons to the regions to open region documentation.
  • Changed update badges (showing the number of available package updates) from blue to red for improved attention.
  • Improved back-end file management and workflow.
Please update as soon as possible to keep receiving the latest package updates. The auto-updater should trigger the next time you start Matrix.

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Re: Matrix Updates

Post by Greg » 10 Jan 2019, 19:55

Matrix is updated to version 1.4.1.

Changelog:
  • Added recursive directory deletion to the package update process.
Please update as soon as possible to make sure the next region updates go as intended.

The auto-updater should trigger the next time you start Matrix.

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Re: Matrix Updates

Post by Greg » 30 May 2019, 16:26

Matrix is updated to version 1.5.0.

Changelog:
  • Matrix now checks for every region if the installation is split in multiple parts due to file size and gives better feedback to the user in case of a split installation.
  • Multiple code improvements.
Please update as soon as possible to make sure the next region updates go as intended.

The auto-updater should trigger the next time you start Matrix.

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Re: Matrix Updates

Post by Firebird » 30 May 2019, 19:03

I tried this but I think I discovered a potential problem.

Matrix opens in the usual way with the logo with the opaque background.
Then the normal window opens on the home page and very briefly a white text window opens in front of that window and disappeared so quickly that you don't have time to read anything on it no matter how many times you run it.

I actually solved it by switching off my VPN.

After that the white text window appeared but stayed. It was saying that there was an update. The update worked absolutely fine and I went from 1.4.1 to 1.5 with no other issues.

I normally have my VPN on so although I can't swear to it, the chances are very good that I have updated with the VPN active before with no known issues.

So what caused it this time? Does the updater check IP addresses?
The only other relevant info is that I upgraded to Windows 10 1903 a week ago. If it is related to that then this is the first issue I have found with it.

If others use a VPN try updating with your VPN on, especially if you are going through another country. If that fails try the VPN going through your own country, and finally switch it off completely.
It will be interesting to get as much info on this.
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Re: Matrix Updates

Post by Greg » 30 May 2019, 22:02

Steve, when the window loads it fetches the following file to display the changelog:
https://maiw.cloud/matrix/html/changelog.html.

Can you open that page directly with your VPN on?

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Post by bvanhout » 31 May 2019, 03:16

First attempt with my VPN on I experienced what Steve mentioned.
I changed location to another country and it updated without a problem.

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Re: Matrix Updates

Post by Firebird » 31 May 2019, 11:18

OK useful stuff here.
Firstly it is not just a Steve issue, but it is manageable. Many thanks for finding that changing servers was able to fix the problem for you rather than switching off completely. It may not be the case for all but it is know a known issue and can be worked around.

Greg,
Yes I double-checked that my VPN is active and connected through the Miami server as per yesterday. The changelog page loaded no problem in a new Firefox window.
So we know that the text can be found when connected and the fleeting glance showed that text was loaded onto the window that opens, it was just so fleeting that you couldn't read it.
So I guess the next question is how is the window built, and what internet/IP checking is done then.
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Re: Matrix Updates

Post by Greg » 31 May 2019, 14:44

There shouldn't be any IP checks, but I'll pass this on to the developer of the autoupdater.

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