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File Downloader for ReactOS SVN

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:16 pm
by aicommander
Could someone write a simple application to download a file? We need something that will simply download a url. That way we don't have to keep copying download.exe and download.xml to the SVN version to get applications.

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:32 pm
by Z98
This is why vdk is included in the RosTE. It's a utility that allows you to open and close virtual disks and put stuff in them.

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:38 am
by forart
file downloader.... do you mean a download manager ?

If so, there are already many insteresting sources on the net; check out this list on Wikipedia... :wink:

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:48 am
by Dark SavanT
Why not wget?

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:52 am
by hefner
Yes, wget would be great !!!

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:02 pm
by Z98
If you're talking about win-get, it's written in pascal, which automatically disqualifies it.

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:50 pm
by hefner
no sure not , we are talking about "GNU Wget"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wget
http://www.gnu.org/software/wget/

Its written in C, Commandline only and has am Windows Port....

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:59 pm
by aicommander
tested wget on ReactOS and some of the ROS bugs make wget unusable. We could commit it to our source but for now it's mostly unusable.

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:10 am
by forart
hefner wrote:no sure not , we are talking about "GNU Wget"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wget
http://www.gnu.org/software/wget/

Its written in C, Commandline only and has am Windows Port....
Well, 'cause aria2 seems waaays better (written in C++ and multiplatform) !

Project page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/aria2

:roll:

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:06 pm
by fennec
I think if such a program has to be inclued in ReactOS it should be as simple as possible. Wget would be the best candidate IMHO.

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:23 pm
by Z98
Umm, you people do realize that the current explorer shell also is a web browser? And supports FTP?

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:35 pm
by hefner
Z98 wrote:Umm, you people do realize that the current explorer shell also is a web browser? And supports FTP?
And you realize that the current explorer shell is not very stable ?

btw. with wget you can write very quick an downloadscript ;) this could be an reason too.

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:26 pm
by Z98
My point still stands. You already have a tool to use to get more stuff. And as I said earlier, you can always fall back to vdk.

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:24 pm
by aicommander
That is the reason I started this post was because it was a pain to open the volume and put the files in. And another thing, you said yourself that we are not going to put a browser in the new shell. For SVN testing I think it would be in our best interest to add a file downloader whether it be wget or aria2 or a new one that one of the developers write.

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:43 pm
by GreatLord
reactos source code
can only be download by a svn client like svn
that is best way doing on if u doing change u need todo a svn diff.