This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction as to any open source (or not if necessary) package that handles serving software updates.
The idea is to eventually move to a model where our java software on our appliances is smart enough to go to one of our servers and pick up the latest release of our software. But for now, we need to set up a site that has an update file (perhaps install4j or install anywhere file) that can be downloaded and installed by the users. I've seen samples of this here and there when I'm downloading other java updates, which I think could be used in my case. I'm on a limited timeline, and don't want to reinvent the wheel.