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Improvements to the Spyder IDE installment experience– Spyder IDE

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Juan Sebastian Bautista, C.A.M. Gerlach and also Carlos Cordoba likewise added to this blog post.

Spyder 5.4.0 was launched just recently, including some significant improvements to its Windows and also macOS standalone installers.
You’ll currently obtain even more comprehensive comments when brand-new variations are offered, and also you can download and install and also begin the upgrade to them from right within Spyder, as opposed to needing to mount them by hand.
In this blog post, we’ll review just how these brand-new upgrade functions function and also just how you can begin utilizing them!

Prior to case, we wish to recognize that this job was implemented by a Little Growth Give granted to Spyder by NumFOCUS, which has actually allowed us to work with a brand-new designer ( Juan Sebastian Bautista Rojas) to be accountable of all the execution information.

Prior to these enhancements, Spyder currently had a system to discover a lot more current variations, however that performance was really basic.
There was a pop-up dialog caution that a brand-new variation was offered, however individuals needed to comply with a web link to by hand download and install the installer and afterwards run it themselves:

Update available dialog from Spyder version 5.3.3 to 5.4.0 - Old update available dialog

When you update to Spyder 5.4.0 or above, you’ll obtain this message on future Spyder updates:

Update available dialog from Spyder version 5.4.0 to 5.4.1 - New update available dialog

Spyder will certainly currently have the ability to instantly download and install and also mount a brand-new variation for you, just like several various other preferred applications.

After clicking “Yes” on that particular dialog, Spyder will certainly present an additional with the condition and also percent conclusion of the download.

Dialog downloading Spyder 5.4.1 installer

If it is shut, the download will certainly proceed behind-the-scenes, with its progression received a brand-new condition bar widget.

User clicking the update status in the taskbar to monitor the download status

After the download finishes, Spyder will certainly ask if you wish to upgrade right away, terminate the upgrade or delay it to when you close Spyder, to stay clear of disrupting your existing operations.

Options available to run installer, run installer after Spyder closes or not run it at all

If you selected to upgrade right away, or as soon as you close Spyder if you delayed the upgrade, our installer will certainly be begun instantly.
On Windows, the installer has a collection of automated triggers to shut the existing circumstances, uninstall the previous variation and also lastly mount the brand-new one:

Series of screenshots of intallation steps, with arrows between: Yes/no dialog to close spyder, confirm close dialog, uninstall old version dialog, uninstalling status and finally installation wizard

On macOS, Spyder will instantly install the brand-new variation’s DMG, so you can just drag and also drop it in the Applications folder

macOS new version's DMG mounted with a drag and drop dialog to move new Spyder version into the Application folder

We wish these enhancements will certainly make upgrading to future Spyder variations smoother and also a lot more uncomplicated, so we can bring you brand-new functions and also improvements a lot more quickly in the future!


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