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JnnY
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Post by JnnY » 2003-09-18 04:25

Hi!

There's a little feature I miss, and that's a "shutdown when downloads and/or uploads are done" feature.

What du you guys think?

Twink
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Post by Twink » 2003-09-18 05:11

its been suggested before, please search before posting new suggestions.

I personally wouldn't use the feature as my computer isn't ever shutdown, however I do know of others that would like this.

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Post by cyberal » 2003-09-18 13:31

for some reason I think this feature is a little leechy, I know I know.. the users share as long as they download.. but I don't think thats enough.. many of you have probably tried BitTorrent.. there is a reason why they ask ppl to keep the windows open even after the download is done.. lots of ppl download faster than they upload so they take up more resources than they give.. the least they you can do is keep your dc running for others to download.. shutting it down intsantly when you are done IS leechy imo! Some may argue that they need to shutdown cause they sleep in the same room.. now lets see.. when is the noise a problem? Answer: when you are going to sleep.. when you are already sleeping, the computer may aswell keep running.. if you have managed to fall asleep you won't wake up!

Anyways.. oDC has this feature!
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Post by GargoyleMT » 2003-09-19 10:32

cyberal wrote:Anyways.. oDC has this feature!


Really?

LuDC has this feature as well. Some users will use external scheduling programs to do the killing at preset times anyhow, one user who has done this OmniXBro, continually leaves ghosts behind.

Adding scheduling features to DC++ is probably worth it in the end... but isn't too interesting, all in all.

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Post by mai9 » 2003-09-19 11:49

CZDC also had that feature.


Anyway, cyberal makes interesting observations :roll:

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Post by zap1991 » 2003-11-25 17:03

I would like dc++ to have this feature.
Sometimes when I want to shutdown my computer, I have some unfinished uploads, and when they're finished, some other uploads have begun.
There was something about sleeping with the computer on, sure, it's possible, but you don't sleep well. And sleeping is important :)

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Post by Twink » 2003-11-25 20:03

i can't see why you can't learn to sleep with it on, i've been doing so for years and you cetainly couldn't call my computer quiet. I actually sleep better with it on now

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Post by Gratch06 » 2003-11-25 20:26

Twink wrote:i can't see why you can't learn to sleep with it on, i've been doing so for years and you cetainly couldn't call my computer quiet. I actually sleep better with it on now

I'm with you Twink. The last night I slept without a PC fan blowing nearby....well...I can't remember one honestly. :lol: Kind of like sleeping with a fish tank nearby; once you get used to it, something's "missing" without that sound, though it is initially quite bothersome ;)

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Post by Snooze » 2003-11-26 10:50

*off topic*
hehe - before i moved to my new apartment i got to a point where i would wake up if one of my comps would crash LOL...

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Post by mcqfesijiba » 2003-11-27 18:26

I find the smooth sound of my computer to be relaxing at night.

This isn't that bad of a suggestion for a feature, but cyberal's point is very good. Sounds like "Get what you want and leave". What about Shutdown after a certain amount of time (for example 2 hours) of no download activity? That way they stick around for a little while longer after finishing, but the computer will still auto shutdown.

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Post by Snooze » 2003-11-28 04:02

Or a "shutdown after first upload is complete"

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Post by Twink » 2003-11-28 05:44

that still is cutting people off thou, does it really hurt to leave your computer on?, i mean ok some of you dont like to sleep with it on, but that might just be cos u aint used to it.

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Post by synapz » 2003-11-28 07:04

Twink wrote:that still is cutting people off thou, does it really hurt to leave your computer on?, i mean ok some of you dont like to sleep with it on, but that might just be cos u aint used to it.


Well, I can´t sleep with noise in my bedroom and I´m 100% sure I would never get used to it (well, maybe after one year or so) and I understand fully people who turn off their computers over night.
I´m lucky in the way that my two computers (one workstation and one game server/hub) are placed in the livingroom and not the bedroom, so I have on always and still can sleep good.
Just another silly hub owner ;-)

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Post by Weird » 2003-11-28 07:47

synapz wrote:
Twink wrote:that still is cutting people off thou, does it really hurt to leave your computer on?, i mean ok some of you dont like to sleep with it on, but that might just be cos u aint used to it.


Well, I can´t sleep with noise in my bedroom and I´m 100% sure I would never get used to it (well, maybe after one year or so) and I understand fully people who turn off their computers over night.
I´m lucky in the way that my two computers (one workstation and one game server/hub) are placed in the livingroom and not the bedroom, so I have on always and still can sleep good.


of course we understand that. but it seems (correct me if im wrong) that they want to have the computer on for downloads while they (try to) sleep, and shutdown it when it's done...

if not, then just shut it off when you goto bed! problem solved.

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Post by joakim_tosteberg » 2003-11-28 09:32

Also, if you implemented a such option I'm sure that several people would accidential tick it and then ask something like this: "Why does dc++ shut down my computer???" :lol:

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Post by lionelswingthing » 2003-12-08 04:39

I would like a function to start downloads at 1am and stop downloads again at 8am but still leave uploads running

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Post by Twink » 2003-12-08 04:56

you can sorta achieve that with BCDC, it lets you set speed caps at two times, so you could limit ur downloads to say 2k at 8am.

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Post by Qbert » 2003-12-08 20:56

I think many of you are forgetting why programs first added this type of feature a long long time ago - when a constant internet connection was not common. This would be very useful for people who sign online though a modem, especially if they don't have a dedicated phone line - comparable to a dedicated internet connection like many people have now.

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Post by Twink » 2003-12-08 22:43

thou there are still many that dont have dedicated internet.

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Revisit this please

Post by meemz » 2004-02-19 17:30

I'd like this feature as well.. but you could make it for upload completion only.

Honestly, I don't care about my downloads. I can always do a search and resume, but I don't want to cut off my uploaders. It would just be nice convenient way to to cut off my sharing a day before an online gaming match. Also, it would keep people from adding into the queue and disappointing them when I cut off early.

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