We’re currently re-working the auto-update system on etcher. With the new system we will be able to trigger the auto-update once a specific version is out.
This means that it will not automatically download every single new version that we produce (as this would cause a lot of noise). Instead we will pick the versions that will trigger the auto-update, after an evaluation of the stability and presence of new features.
This doesn’t stop you from manually downloading the latest version from either Github or the balenaEtcher homepage, however.
Hope this helps!