Trying to get this to work aswell. I dont get the auto notification either on login, however the ‘‘Check for updates’’ under the ‘‘help’’ menu does detect the available newer version on the wildfire server, and prompt to download.
To help shadowdog I did his problem when after checking for updates and clicking to download the available client, it was also did nothing. Found the issue to be a server setting. Check under system properties for the ‘‘Spark.client.downloadURL’’. Mine was set to 127.0.0.1 after setting it to the qualified server name it would download. Hope that helps, but I’‘d still need to find an answer to the auto-notification (i’'ll post under the other thread).