[sword-devel] New Download JSP
Wed, 10 Nov 1999 09:26:23 +0000
"Troy A. Griffitts" wrote:
> > This is quite a serious issue - it means kicking off multiple downloads is messy
> > and time-consuming.
> Well, it's not too bad. The name just 'defaults' to SwordMod.zip. It
> doesn't mean you can't change it when prompted by your browser for
> location to save the file. Any suggestions?
Surely JSP can specify the name. If not, might be time to investigate PHP...
> > > > 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...
> > This might be an improvement, but it still isn't as nice as InstallMgr which
> > will do all the installing for me and everything. There would also be an
> > issue of transfer interruption if someone decided to download a couple
> > hundred megs of modules only to have it die two thirds of the way through
> > transfer.
> Yeah, you're right. It may be an easy task to make InstallMgr handle
> passive ftp. Not sure about http, though. I'm hoping to get DEB and
> RPM downloads also working with the new download page. This would give
> users a little more native means for install. This is especially useful
> for non-X UNIX installs.
Is there a Windoze version of GNU wget? It does it all for you: proxies, multiple
protocols, transfer resumption, date stamp checking - the works. I use it whenever i
want a copy of a large portion of a web or ftp site (like Red Hat package updates).