The installation and update system in Element is fairly standard.
Pretty straight forward…
Here is the component selection. Check the plugins and other extras you wish to install. The items listed might be different depending on what platform you are using.
Next is the license notice. If you agree, click Continue.
After accepting the license the install will begin!
Updating is similar to installing and is configured inside
Element -> Preferences -> Updates
Element is distributed on two release channels to users with an update key. The stable
channel contains the most reliable builds in the
main branch. The nightly channel contains
builds automatically triggered when code changes in the
develop branch on GitLab. Usually
stability in nightly is on par with stable. There’s also the public downloads
which tap off the stable channel.
Please note that nightly builds only get triggered when code is pushed. This might not be every single day… namely when the lead developer is working out a new big feature.
An update key is needed to authorize access to the very latest stable version and the Nightly repository.
This is the username or email associated with your key. It will vary depending where you acquired updtate access.