[Ifeffit] problems with automatic update of ifeffit on Windows

Matt Newville newville at cars.uchicago.edu
Fri Apr 18 14:11:08 CDT 2008

Hi Stefan,

Dominik's answer is essentially right (Thanks Dominik!).    Just to
add to that, I'd recommend replacing your Ifeffit\config\updater.ini
file with this:

next_checktime = next year
update_site = http://cars9.uchicago.edu/~ifeffit/updates/
timestamp = 1987654321.0
http_proxy =
timeout_connect  = 0.1
timeout_download = 0.1
timeout_test =     0.1

This will tell the updater to:
   1. not look for updates again until 2032.
   2. wait a year before trying again after that
   3. take ~0.1 before deciding that the network is not alive and that
it should give up.

Sorry for the trouble, and hope that helps.


PS:    Of course, there might be a new version out before 2032....

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