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Remotely Updating Hobo Documents

Last Updated April 21, 2015

Commercial licenses of Hobo version 1.1.0 and above have the ability to remotely update Hobo documents on your employees' or coworkers' computers. To do so...

  1. Create and setup your Hobo document as you normally would.
  2. Edit your document's Remote URL from the "Advanced" menu. This URL should point to the web accessible location of where you intend to serve your Hobo document.
  3. While editing the Remote URL, give your Hobo document a revision number. This number must be an integer.
  4. Save your Hobo document and upload it to the Remote URL you specified earlier.
  5. Distribute the Hobo document to your employees.

Then, the next time you make a change to the Hobo document, simply increment the revision number and re-upload the document. Hobo will automatically detect the new version and offer to upgrade the document on your employees' system. It will be up to them to accept the update and then reload their virtual machine.

Future versions of Hobo will offer the option to automatically reload or provision the virtual machine as soon as the Hobo document is updated. We're also considering adding support for forced upgrades that the user cannot ignore. We' love to hear your feedback on this issue or anything else relating to Hobo's remote updating feature.