I think it would be nice if admins could receive an email when there is a new critical update available for a Discourse instance (according to the branch being used). Even better would be if a webhook could be triggered.
Essentially for the same conditions in which the ’ A critical update is available. Please upgrade!’ message is shown on the admin dashboard.
Is this not provided by the
version checks and
new version emails settings?
I think a critical update would get a version bump, which should trigger both of those?
I somehow missed that when searching.
Though it appears that the email used for this setting must be listed publicly on the /about page.
I had left ‘contact_email’ empty (opting for using contact_url), which explains why I have not been receiving these emails.
I do think that the email used for administrative critical alerts shouldn’t be the same as the email listed publicly for support/general contact emails though.
One email would make more sense to go to a support ticketing system, while the other should go to the server admin.
Now you mention it, that does sound familiar. I think there’s an open
topic here suggesting making those emails more configurable: ux
Yes, That’s a pain point. It should rather default to the developer_emails as defined in app.yml because the dev/sysadmin is far more interested in pushing the update than website support (which could be a non-tech team altogether)