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mzqyl PSI 3.0: Auto-Patching for Dummies
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Krebs on Security's comments on PSI 3 beta.
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/02/psi-3-0-auto-pa...

I think he hits it on the head:
"The new version is a welcome development for the sort of Internet users who occasionally still search their keyboards for the “any” key, but experienced PSI users will probably want to stick with the comparatively feature-rich current version....I hope that Secunia continues to offer two versions of this useful free product: a speedier, more reliable version of the geek-friendly traditional PSI program, and the “light” version for all of our non-geek friends and family."



gaz RE: PSI 3.0: Auto-Patching for Dummies
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on 28th Feb, 2012 14:21, mzqyl wrote:
Krebs on Security's comments on PSI 3 beta.
http://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/02/psi-3-0-auto-pa...

I think he hits it on the head:
"The new version is a welcome development for the sort of Internet users who occasionally still search their keyboards for the “any” key, but experienced PSI users will probably want to stick with the comparatively feature-rich current version....I hope that Secunia continues to offer two versions of this useful free product: a speedier, more reliable version of the geek-friendly traditional PSI program, and the “light” version for all of our non-geek friends and family."


I couldn't agree more as the new version is more basic than the word basic implies.
I thought I had done something wrong at first when I couldn't find any sort of control panel, then realised that this is all there is to it. I am going to revert back to the previous version as I like to see exactly what's being updated and installed on my pc.
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Member 28th Feb, 2012 15:59
Hi,

Thank you for your feedback.

I will ensure your opinion reaches the people in charge of these decisions.

Hope this helps.
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Haplo RE: PSI 3.0: Auto-Patching for Dummies
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Yes - while I agree some advanced options should be available - I also applaud the effort to "make it simpler."

The advanced options I'd like to see are,

(*) Updating a specific app should be optional because there are reasons a certain app should not be updated. Options like "Not now" (will alert at next scan) or "Never" (stop updating this app)

(*) Make loading PSI on start-up optional.

(*) A report to view scanning / update history.

(*) Shorten loading time to PSI interface (e.g. "Open Secunia PSI" from the icon) Why does it take so long to see a lot of "nothing?"

(*) More scanning feedback when the "PSI interface" is displayed. For example, "Determining files to scan" takes a long time and there's no indication anything is happening. (maybe some action on the middle "heartbeat" symbol?)

Thank you.
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alanfeld RE: PSI 3.0: Auto-Patching for Dummies
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Ditto. I've been a long-time fan of Secunia PSI. Sadly I too have to revert to the existing 2.0 version. I simply cannot use this version.

I don't understand -- is there nothing that exists between the supposedly "too busy" interface of before and the "you literally can't see or do anything" interface we have now?

I mean, hey, I'm all for this new mode for the non-technical population, but by taking away EVERY SINGLE OPTION you've now made this tool completely useless to the technical crowd!

The two options that are a MUST HAVE for me to even consider the 3.0 version are:

1. The ability to let me MANUALLY apply updates. (i.e. turn off auto-updates altogether like in the previous version).
2. And second, I MUST have the ability to see and update the "exclusion" list!

I can't even think about using the product without those two options.

A "nice to have" would be to bring back the ability to see which apps and versions of apps Secunia has found on my system (that are up-to-date).

Anyway, I'm going back to 2.0 for now. Thanks.

Alan Feldman
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jimayo RE: PSI 3.0: Auto-Patching for Dummies
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I want control over my system and PSI 3 Beta takes away all that control. Back to PSI 2.

Jim
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IcI RE: PSI 3.0: Auto-Patching for Dummies
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I had to remind myself that this is a Beta version from people who are kind enough to help us out with an easy method to keep our computer up to date.

Hopefully they will turn those advanced features on before they reach Release Candidate or Release to Public stage. Admittedly, Wikipedia states that a Beta version is feature complete. Please don't let that be the case here.
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irongut RE: PSI 3.0: Auto-Patching for Dummies
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Wikipedia lies, beta versions do not have to be feature complete. A release candidate should be feature complete but again a last minute feature may make it in afer an RC. There is actually no standard definition of what constitutes alpha, beta or other test versions of software.
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alanfeld RE: PSI 3.0: Auto-Patching for Dummies
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Right, it's true that the various milestones in software development have different meanings to each software team, however I shudder to think of any software team actually putting a feature in after hitting RC. That would be scary. In my software development career I've always looked at RC as a true "release candidate" with only the most major of bugs being fixed after that point. Anyway, I do hope that Secunia brings back the Advanced mode or I will have to stick with 2.0.

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MiTru RE: PSI 3.0: Auto-Patching for Dummies
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1. I would like the full feature set from version 2

1.a. The advanced options is a must especially the option to approve autoupdate for the various programs
1.b. I would really like to see the the detailed information from version 2"end of life" "up to date" etc.

2. It would be nice if there was an option to delay a scheduled scan or pause a running scan if the computer went from AC power to battery power. The scan would then start/resume when an AC power source is connected.


Gui suggestion: You could easily make a dual interface for the gui. I know that the software in Lenovo's Thinkvantage Technologies series has implemented advanced/Basic gui. The Basic gui is standard, but in the corner there is a button where you can switch between the basic and advanced interface
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Member 6th Mar, 2012 09:04
Hi,

Thank you all for your feedback.

Your commentary and suggestions are being considered by the people in charge of the PSI's direction. We appriciate your concerns and will take them into consideration.
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