The ability to create new versions of a Smart Software allows you to keep all the versions of a software within the same Catalog item. Multiple versions make it easy to keep track of which version of the software you are running on each device while keeping all versions available on Addigy for testing purposes and other uses.
To create a new version of an existing Smart Software item:
- Head to the Smart Software tab of your Catalog.
- Click the ... menu to the left of the Smart Software you wish to create a new version for.
- Select New Version... from the menu.
If you have not created a Smart Software before, start with Creating Smart Software.
Note: The new version of the Smart Software item will not be added to what is being deployed automatically. This will need to be done by going to the Policies page and clicking the Software updates available... button on the top right of the page. This will allow you to update any and all Policies that need this new update.
Once the new version of the Smart Software item is deployed to the device, it will overwrite the files of the older version of the software in the Applications folder. However, in Addigy’s directory (/Library/Addigy/ansible/packages) a separate folder will be created for each version.