fman includes a mechanism for automatic updates. The way it works depends on
your operating system.
On Windows, fman
uses the same technology as Google Chrome
to keep itself up-to-date. You should automatically receive each new version
within 24 hours of its release. If you don't want to wait that long, you can
force an update check by deleting the registry key
and then running the task
fmanUpdate...UA in the Windows Task
On Mac, fman checks for updates when you start it. If a
new version is available, fman downloads a small patch file (usually only
a few hundred kilobytes in size) and applies it when you close fman.
You can therefore force-update fman on Mac by starting it, waiting a minute
for it to download the patch, and then closing it again. The next time you
start fman, you should have the new version.
On Linux, fman is automatically updated by your
system's package manager (provided you installed fman according to the
instructions on the Download page).
To force an immediate update on Ubuntu:
... on Arch Linux:
sudo pacman -Syu --needed fman
... on Fedora:
sudo dnf upgrade fman --refresh
... on CentOS:
sudo sudo yum clean all && sudo yum upgrade fman
Disabling automatic updates
On Windows, open the Task Scheduler. Rightclick on each of
fmanUpdate... tasks. Select Disable.
On Mac, you can disable automatic updates by creating a
Updates.json in the
of your data directory. It
should have the following contents:
(On Mac, auto-updates are automatically disabled when you bought a license
without subscribing to updates. You don't have to follow the above steps.)
On Ubuntu, you can use the following command to disable
sudo apt-mark hold fman