All do-able with the MAS model. Updates are never forced, and release notes are on every update (more consistently than some audio devs).i'd rather download the app/update.. read all the details to see what's changed.. wait for other users to check it out etc..
Very true, though I know few developers who push updates that quickly anymore—Sadly. Either way, this would only add to the turnaround time, and our audio rigs are more mission critical than sharing photos from our phone.i think an app store for plug ins would slow down the 'hot fix' scenario. developers releases program.. then update.. then discovers random weird bug in the update.. fixes the update.. waits 2 weeks for it to show up in the app store while users complain..
Something like open-source Sparkle might also work, if it were able to access that part of the system. Didn't someone try to come up with a 3rd party system to track and update plug-ins? Was that Audiofile Engineering?
Anyway, the original theory was an excuse for revealing Logic X at an event for developers (WWDC). Aside from a plug-in store, which yes, probably won't ever happen, I don't think we'll be getting any news specific to us on Monday.