LlRequestUpgrade

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This article is a feature request, not an actually existing function (yet)


Summary

llRequestUpgrade(key objecttypeid, integer currentversion, list params)

This command sends a request for an upgrade.

Upgrading

Sometimes you don't want to help everyone who has purchased an item you created with an upgrade of that item. In these cases you might want to build in a feature in the object so that it can replace itself for an upgraded version. This is exactly what this command does. It sends a request to the server for an upgraded version of this object and if an upgrade is available, it destroys itself and it is then replaced with an upgraded version.

However, there are several things that may happen, depending on how the upgrade was made available. For this, there would be a command like llPublishUpgradableObject which takes a key and object name as parameter. For example:


The publishing script

key typeid = "18b03c24-809b-2c19-68d9-fac357e98d29";

default
{
  state_entry()
  {
    llPublishUpgradableObject(typeid, "some_upgradable_object");
  }

  upgrade_request(key requester, integer currentversion, list params)
  {
    if (currentversion < 1)
    {
      llUpgradeError(Requester, "Sorry, your current version is too old. Cannot migrate the settings of your current version to the new one");
    }
    else if (currentversion == 1)
    {
      llConfirmUpgrade(requester, 100, param);
    }
    else
    {
      llConfirmUpgrade(requester, 0, param);
    }
  }
}

The requesting object script (old version of the object)

integer version = 1;
key mytypeid = "18b03c24-809b-2c19-68d9-fac357e98d29";

default
{
  state_entry()
  {
    llSetText("Version 1...", <1,1,1>, 1);
  }

  touch_start(integer num)
  {
    list params;
    params += "some value to pass to new version of object";
    params += "another value to pass to new version of object";
    llRequestUpgrade(mytypeid, version, params);
  }
}

The upgraded object script

integer version = 3;
key mytypeid = "18b03c24-809b-2c19-68d9-fac357e98d29";

default
{
  state_entry()
  {
    llSetText("Version 3!", <1,1,1>, 1);
  }

  touch_start(integer num)
  {
    list params;
    params += "some value to pass to new version of object";
    params += "another value to pass to new version of object";
    llRequestUpgrade(mytypeid, version, params);
  }

  upgraded(integer oldversion, list params)
  {
    if (oldversion == 1)
    {
      // Do stuff to migrate settings from version 1...
    } else {
      // Do stuff to migrate settings from version 2...
    }
  }
}

I think the example should make it clear, except perhaps for the second parameter to the llConfirmUpgrade command. Sometimes you might want to support an update for an object, but don't want to do it for nothing. It might have been a difficult job to support the upgrade from that version to the new one. For this, there would be a money parameter. If the value to this parameter is greater than 0, the user will receive a dialog, asking if the user wants to pay the amount of linden dollars passed.

Author

Original author: Xoren Raymaker This request might need some tweaking.. I'm interested what you think of it and what your ideas are.