<<O>>  Difference Topic NewDownloadManager (r1.3 - 23 Jul 2004 - RicardoFernandezPascual)
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META TOPICINFO RicardoFernandezPascual date="1090583651" format="1.0" version="1.3"

PLAN:

Make a nicer download manager.

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  • estimated time remaining
  • HELP something else?
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And the actions that should be possible from the manager:
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And the actions for each item that should be possible from the manager, either in the context menu or in the "Edit" menu:

  • stop (abort) the download
  • HELP pause/resume downloads (does anyone use these? do they even work reliably?)
  • open the file with preferred application
    • open the file with another application
  • open the download directory in $FILEMANAGER
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  • Copy the source location.
  • Copy the target location.
  • HELP View detailed properties of the dowload in a separate dialog.

Random ideas:

  • all downloads, including completed ones, should be available in the dialog
    • but hidden by default (View/Completed Downloads or something)
    • including the source URL
      • HELP very similar to a bookmark...
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  • Drag and drop: to add bookmarks and to copy the source url.

  • A mockup of possible UI:
    A mockup of possible UI

 <<O>>  Difference Topic NewDownloadManager (r1.2 - 14 Jul 2004 - TommiKomulainen)
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META TOPICINFO TommiKomulainen date="1089821253" format="1.0" version="1.2"

PLAN:

Make a nicer download manager.

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    • including the source URL
      • HELP very similar to a bookmark...

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  • A mockup of possible UI:
    A mockup of possible UI

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 <<O>>  Difference Topic NewDownloadManager (r1.1 - 08 Jul 2004 - TommiKomulainen)
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META TOPICINFO TommiKomulainen date="1089309346" format="1.0" version="1.1"

PLAN:

Make a nicer download manager.


HELP Would a desktop-wide download manager make more sense? Something that would not by itself transfer files, it would just be the user interface for
  • displaying download progress
  • provide controls to stop/pause/etc. individual downloads

Applications that do the actual downloading would simply signal status changes to the single download manager instead of all reinventing the management display. The benefit (HELP) would be that all your downloads can be controlled from a single place, be it a window, notification area or combination of both. (g)wget, Galeon, X-Chat downloads all in the same place...


Regardless of who implements the manager, in Galeon context we want (HELP) to show following (per file):

  • file name
  • MIME type icon
  • status (downloading, completed, failed, paused)
  • progress
  • estimated time remaining
  • total file size
  • HELP is the file being saved or will it be opened in another application?
    • HELP files to open should have their own progress dialogs (see HIG)

There should also be global status available:

  • status (downloading, paused, completed)
  • estimated time remaining
  • HELP something else?

And the actions that should be possible from the manager:

  • stop (abort) the download
  • HELP pause/resume downloads (does anyone use these? do they even work reliably?)
  • open the file with preferred application
    • open the file with another application
  • open the download directory in $FILEMANAGER

Random ideas:

  • all downloads, including completed ones, should be available in the dialog
    • but hidden by default (View/Completed Downloads or something)
    • including the source URL
      • HELP very similar to a bookmark...


Revision r1.1 - 08 Jul 2004 - 17:55 - TommiKomulainen
Revision r1.3 - 23 Jul 2004 - 11:54 - RicardoFernandezPascual
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