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automatic update cs extensions

May 29, 2012 2:30 AM



I'm trying to build in a automatic updater for my cs extension as described in this Adobe pdf,

but it's not working yet.


Let me describe my steps so far:

I have my extension - version 1.0 - installed in the host (Illustrator and Premiere)

With this zxp I have an mxi installed with an update tag:


and the version set to 1.0:

<macromedia-extension name="com.example.bla" requires-restart="true" version="1.0">


I also have set the version number in the manifest.xml here:


        <Extension Id="com.example.pond5eb.extension1" Version="1.0"/>




Then I change smt in the extension (maybe not even necessary?), change the manifest version to 1.1, build it  and upload it to my server,

and I create an update.xml with the zxp path and the new version number, which I also upload to my server:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>





        <![CDATA[All bugs are fixed!<br>Everything works!]]>




I also change the version in this mxi:

<macromedia-extension name="com.example.bla" requires-restart="true" version="1.1">


But nothing happens when  I restart the host and open the extension panel. That's the moment

the user should get the update message, right?


Any help is highly appreciated,



  • Currently Being Moderated
    May 29, 2012 3:31 AM   in reply to JeffWinder

    No. It does work in CS5 and later.


    Are you sure you don't have network issues?



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