Perhaps you’ve wondered why you haven’t seen an update notification for the last few releases of Brackets. You’ve heard about the new release, but haven’t gotten an update notification yet.
What happened? After we made Brackets Release 39 available, we found out a bug that might prevent the update notification dialog from showing up automatically for a number of users. We believe the bug was introduced in Release 37.
If you are still using an older version of Brackets (version < 39), you can trigger the update check manually by opening the Help menu and clicking “Check for Updates”. This will show the update notification and direct you to download Release 39. You can also download it directly from brackets.io.
We expect to fix this in Release 40, so if you haven’t been getting the update notifications so far, you’ll need to manually check again in a couple of weeks. Once you’ve installed Release 40, which will be available in the next couple of days, update notifications should start working again at that point.
For everybody else who wants to know the technical details, you can find them in the comments of this bug report.
Sorry for the inconvenience!