[sword-devel] New Download JSP

Paul Gear sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 09 Nov 1999 21:05:08 +0000

"Troy A. Griffitts" wrote:

> Chris,
> > This looks like a pretty great system.  I tested on x86 Linux Mandrake 6.1
> > with NS4, Win98 with NS4 and IE5, and Win2K with NS4 and IE5 and did
> > unzipping with Winzip on windows and unzip on linux.  All worked fine.
> Thanks for all the test feedback!  That's great!  How about speed?  Did
> you notice any shortcomings relative to your usual download flow?

Speed is OK.

> > The only issue I see is that the filename is always SwordMod.zip instead of a
> > module-name related filename.
> Yeah, if anyone knows how I might solve this one, I'm all ears!  You
> should have seen what I had to do to get it to default to SwordMod.zip!
> It was a real hack!  The servlet that streams the zip data is a class
> called 'zip' in a package called 'SwordMod', hence 'SwordMod.zip' :)

This is quite a serious issue - it means kicking off multiple downloads is messy
and time-consuming.

> > I probably still prefer InstallMgr though since I can just set it and forget
> > it.
> Yeah, I agree, but we don't have InstallMgr ported to every platform we
> support, and not everyone has ftp access.  Maybe we should, instead,
> focus our efforts on porting InstallMgr and supporting http within the
> tool.  Not sure.

Did i miss something?  What is InstallMgr?

> The JSP could be rearranged to allow a user to 'check' the modules that
> are desired and then have a button that 'posts' to the zip servlet that
> would then build a zip will ALL selected modules.  This would allow you
> to 'set it and forget', with the small step of unzipping after the
> transfer.  Not sure...

It would be better if we didn't have to unzip afterwards.  I give some more
thought to this, but i think it would be possible to have the text itself in the
zip file and leave the configuration file out of it, and have the config file just
point to the zip.

> Thanks again for your feedback.  (No comment on my PERL slam?) :)

Perl deserves every slam it gets, and a few it doesn't.  ;-)