[sword-devel] ftptrans.h

Familie von Kaehne refdoc at gmx.net
Mon Sep 10 11:35:35 MST 2007

wget might be a better method - it allows interrupted downloads to be
resumed with "wget -c"


DM Smith wrote:
> The BAO module has about 175 images. Are these downloaded one by one? 
> What happens if there is a failure on downloading, say, the 135th image? 
> I would think that with an image rich module that there is no constraint 
> on the number of images it might hold. Is there a good way to improve 
> the reliability of the transfer of the entire module?
> In Him,
>     DM
> Martin Gruner wrote:
>> Hi,
>> is there a reason why
>> 	int copyDirectory(const char *urlPrefix, const char *dir, const char *dest, 
>> const char *suffix);
>> in ftptrans.h is not virtual? This would allow frontends to reimlement on a 
>> higher level than getURL only. The current implementation of copyDirectory 
>> has the weakness that the counter for total data to be transferred increases 
>> as new directories are found and transferred. You can see this with the BAO 
>> module from Karl Kleinpaste, for example. The status reporter 'readjusts' 
>> progress as it discovers the directory with the images, which holds the 
>> actual data.
>> Can we change the function definition above to make it virtual?
>> God bless, 
>> mg
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