I've come to dislike the process by which one updates a custom Photoshop panel. I'd love for my panel to be able to download, unpack, and install updates itself. Ideally, I'd love to be able to do it in the background the way apps like Chrome or GitHub for Mac do, but I'd settle for making the user click an update button. The key is that I would love to be able to circumvent the whole Extension Manager process. I'm fine with it as a method of first install, but I hate that my users have to leave photoshop, launch an app that a large number don't know exist, and update from there.
I've been trying to come up with some solid way to do this. It appears that AIR apps can update themselves. The examples use a .air file, but I wonder if it'd be possible to use a different format. http://help.adobe.com/en_US/AIR/1.5/dev ... AA27541A1E
Does anyone know if this is possible, this way or any other?
Thanks in advance,