Sparkle automatic updates for macOS disabled in 3.x
We had reports that 3.6 and 3.6.1 were not updating to 3.6.2 on macOS. It turns out that the updater is disabled on the 3.x branch for macOS (
BUILD_AUTOUPDATE=OFF). This probably happened accidentally during the transition from Travis CI to GitHub Actions. Unfortunately there's no way for us to enable automatic updates for those releases retrospectively.
Workaround: Fortunately, there is a fallback mechanism via the update checking facility that was used before we started doing automatic updates via Sparkle. We can't use this to install an update automatically, but we should at least be able to alert users to the fact that an update is available for them to download on their own.
For future reference, here's what the different updater screens look like:
Automatic updates via Sparkle