Usage | Client | Asset

Step 1 - Imports & Constants

client_config.py is written to the root of the repository by default.

from pyupdater.client import Client
from client_config import ClientConfig

APP_NAME = 'Super App'
APP_VERSION = '1.1.0'

ASSET_NAME = 'ffmpeg'

Step 2 - Create callback

This callback will print download progress.

def print_status_info(info):
    total = info.get(u'total')
    downloaded = info.get(u'downloaded')
    status = info.get(u'status')
    print downloaded, total, status

Step 3a - Initialize Client

Initialize client with ClientConfig & later call refresh to get latest update data. You can also add progress hooks later.

client = Client(ClientConfig())


Step 3b - Initialize Client Alt

Initialize client with ClientConfig, add progress hook & refresh during initialization.

client = Client(ClientConfig(), refresh=True,

Step 4a - Update Check

update_check returns an LibUpdate object if there is an update available

lib_update = client.update_check(ASSET_NAME, ASSET_VERSION)

Step 4b - Update Check Alt

Checking for updates on the beta channel

lib_update = client.update_check(ASSET_NAME, ASSET_VERSION, channel='beta')

Step 5a - Download Update

If we get an update object we can proceed to download the update.

if lib_update is not None:

Step 5b - Download Update Alt

We can also download in a background thread.

if lib_update is not None:

Step 6a - Extract

Ensure file downloaded successfully, extract update.

if lib_update.is_downloaded():

# Update will be extracted in the update folder