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Poll: Unity doesn’t even have a plan for tracking asset store packages in a project. Is that...?

Discussion in 'Editor & General Support' started by transat, Sep 15, 2020.

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Unity doesn’t even have a plan for tracking asset store packages in a project...

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  1. transat

    transat

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    The year is 2020 and Unity have recently commented on the forum to say that they are “not aware of any plans” to allow users to know whether the asset store packages they have imported into their projects have updates available.

    Take the poll to let Unity know how you feel about this.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2020
  2. dgoyette

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    Doesn't the package manager already do this?

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  3. transat

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    The arrow from your screenshot is actually showing you that an asset you have downloaded onto your computer has an update available. It does not relate to your project whatsoever.

    You may also notice the button says “import” and not “update” for asset store packages.

    You may also notice that if you clone your project and import the updated asset in one of the two identical projects... the arrow indicating an update will be gone... from both projects (the one that is up to date and also the one that isn’t).

    You may also notice that if you delete the package from the store download folder (because you’re out of space and the editor doesn’t give you the option of where the downloads go) then Unity will never ever show you that downward arrow, even with the asset being in your project.

    The fact you are unaware of this @dgoyette shows how important it is for Unity to change this for people who have more than one project going.
     
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  4. Joe-Censored

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    Would be a nice to have feature I guess, but I end up modifying pretty much every asset store package I use so don't really want to take updates unless it fixes some problem I'm having. If I'm having a problem, I'm already visiting the asset's page to see if there is a comment or support forum, so can already see if there is an update. So not sure how helpful this would really be. YMMV
     
  5. transat

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  6. Marc-Saubion

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    I was answering the title: I think users should be able to see updates. You flipped the question in your poll.
     
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  7. transat

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    Bien vu. j'ai changé le titre.
     
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  8. Marc-Saubion

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    Technically the feature exists, but it's a sloppy job.

    @transat already gave you some good feedback but there are other issues.

    The icons are terrible. Do you know what arrow left and arrow down stand for? Because I don't.

    More importantly, your window only shows 20 something assets, not your full collection. How often do you review your hundred of assets one by one to check for updates?

    Unity always has the same problem. Features are good enough for hobbyists and video tutorials, but for professional use, they are unfinished.
     
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