Keeping track of completed folders

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Googelina
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Keeping track of completed folders

Post by Googelina » 2006-06-27 21:22

basically, the idea is to be able to know that a folder - e.g. an Album - with more than one file - e.g. 12 Tracks - or subfolders contains all its files/subfolders when it is created in the default download directory :idea:

maybe the wording still is not abstract enough :oops: and excludes valuable possibilities ..I have found the following in Feature Requests (ARchived):

http://dcpp.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14167

http://dcpp.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6592

http://dcpp.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8564

http://dcpp.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7730&start=0
http://dcpp.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7459&start=0

http://dcpp.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5079&start=0

http://dcpp.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2198&start=0

In those posts are links to sourceforge sources which i cannot access. I have browsed bugzilla-requests and did not find this feature request.

Therefore I assume it´s not in Bugzilla yet. Since there seems to be quite an interest for this feature for years ...can anybody proove me wrong please :wink:

Otherwise i would suggest, since the coding seems to need further discussion .. as a more temporary solution... to somehow let users know that a folder has been deleted from the queue (due to having downloaded the last file in it) 8) i.e. through a highlightened entry in the download log :idea:

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Re: Keeping track of completed folders

Post by GargoyleMT » 2006-07-03 18:17

Googelina wrote:Therefore I assume it´s not in Bugzilla yet. Since there seems to be quite an interest for this feature for years ...can anybody proove me wrong please :wink:

I removed the SourceForge RFE and rejected RFE trackers some time ago. It doesn't seem like anyone has requested the feature you want, so feel free to enter it.

Googelina
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Post by Googelina » 2006-07-06 20:32

First for all you out there who do this job manually .. get this tool for free:

http://www.fadsoft.net/AlwaysOnTopMaker.htm

Open DC++, the Download Queue, then under View disable showing Toolbar, Transfers and Status Bar. Make the Dc++ window as big as possible this way you should be able to see at least 30 folders in the download queue and can reduce the scrolling down!

Press Cont+Alt+T(Alwaysontopmaker) and put the dc++ window next to your filebrowser!

So you have both windows next to each other and can compare them comfortably !

Now ... back to the feature request ....

Googelina
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Post by Googelina » 2006-07-06 23:45

Even though Highlighting entries in the Download Log File makes a difference it does not that much reduce the users affords of having to select and copy out to the directories which are already complete (=deleted from the download queue)

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To keep in mind as a programmer regarding this feature construction of course must be the fact that users use directories

a) to group files which out of their nature are already whole, e.g. a download directory may be called "videos" and includes videofiles which are not connected contentwise

b) to group files which belong together contentwise, e.g. an album with 13 tracks in it

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Alternatives which have been discussed in the forum are:

1) Keeping all the unfinished directories in the Unfinished Download Directory until they have been deleted from the Download Queue

-> in case of directories of type a) this means users have to
manually move finished files
-> in case download directories are shared directories this will prevent those files from being shared

2) Changing the name of folders once they are in the Download Directories either the unfinished folders, i.e. putting a caracter like "." next to the folder name oder the finished folders, i.e. putting caracter lika "." next to the folder name

-> by taking their liberty to name folders as they wish this would insult quite some ppl as i can immagine who don´t care a lot about this feature ;-)
-> in case of directories of typ a) it means users would have to rename their folders in the settings (Downloads/Favorites)

Another suggestion has been to create a third download directory in setting/download where all finished folders after deleting from the download queue should be copied to.i personally dislike this way cause it brings some chaos with it.

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IMO the best case scenario would be to let users decide (e.g. with a checkbox next to folders in the download queue) which folders are of type b) in order to keep those selected folders in the Unfinished Download Directory until they´re done (=deleted from DQ)

Otherwise I prefer alternative 1) which should be implemented as an option to not annoy users unnecessarily who dont like to have that feature.


Let me know whether you have different suggestions or ideas to this feature. I wait at least a week. afterwards i´ll enter both the "best case scenario" of this feature and the "second best solution" in bugzilla :-)

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