For instance it requires kernel drivers to work and I don't know if sparkle can handle updating them because it must make sure that no service is accessing them. the website you link to points to a code repository with a warning that the fork is not actively maintained.Wouldn't be a very smart move to use a dead project let alone the legal difficulties to use 3rd party code.I update the application like once a year because it's just ridiculous. Sure, if it is that easy why don't you just contribute a patch?I love and respect your work but the registration for this page just to leave this comment raged me quite a bit. Seriously, Virtual Box is not like most other applications.
Downloading an new version every time you need to update isn't very user-friendly. I mean really, A LOT (even big and paid applications).Please add an auto-update function (on Mac – don't know about Windows), this would save a lot of people a little bit of time, which in the end is a lot of time ;-). And even the smallest applications I have (and I have a lot of little helper applications) do have an autoupdate functioanlity so it can't be that hard (nobody would put more effort in autoupdate than in the application itself so it really can't be that hard).We strongly recommend that you do not disable the update feature.Instead, change preferences for how often you'd like to be notified of newer versions.
I agree that the way how updates work currently is not very user friendly but I hope I made it clear that it is not as easy as it might appear first and without someone paying for this feature it will only have a low priority.Java Update is a feature that keeps your Windows computer up-to-date with the latest Java releases.