best downloading architecture - vote 1, 2, 3 or 4

chris bohnert chris at altuit.com
Wed Dec 6 12:45:54 CST 2006


Those interested in taking Josh up on his quest of producing a bittorrent
external might check out the conspicuously named "libtorrent" from the guys
at Rasterbar.  I use their luabind library for all my lua external needs and
it works great.

http://www.rasterbar.com/products/libtorrent/

--
cb

On 12/6/06, Josh Mellicker <josh at dvcreators.net> wrote:
>
> Oops, I probably forgot to mention the app is delivered by download :-)
>
> So yes, the application will be installed with everything it needs to
> run, but it needs to download the stuff first.
>
> And with QT movies and separate files, I have a list of stuff to
> download, just trying to figure out the best way to structure it.
>
>
> Speaking of downloads, I probably posted this before, but I would
> like to offer a generous bounty for anyone who would like to either:
>
> 1. write a bittorrent client in Rev (or Rev external)
>
> 2. write or alter (license permitting) a "faceless" bittorrent client
> (in whatever language) that announces download status either in a
> text file or sockets
>
>
>
>
> On Dec 5, 2006, at 10:25 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>
> > Josh Mellicker asked:
> >
> >> What is your vote?
> >> 1
> >> 2
> >> 3
> >> 4
> >> 5. none of the above
> >
> >
> > 6: The application is installed with everything it needs to run.
> > Updates can come in over the wire later, but once the installer has
> > run it's ready to go, right then and there.  You'd be surprised how
> > many folks download installers and run them later, and later might
> > be on a train or a plane or a spaceship to Mars.  Why punish the
> > affluent traveling customer when you could be catering to that
> > desirable demographic instead, for the low cost of a convenient
> > experience for everyone else.
> >
> > When updates are checked, all user interface elements are able to
> > be updated.  The splash screen is a user interface element, and as
> > subject to change as anything else, so the only thing in the
> > standalone is an error dialog which no one should ever see unless
> > Something Very Bad happens during install, in which case the user
> > won't be able to see anything other than the first card of the
> > mainstack anyway -- might as well make it count.  If boot goes well
> > I can hide that and move on to load the rest of the components.  No
> > UI in the standalone means all UI can be updated.
> >
> > I guess if this needs a name we could call it "Complete Install
> > with Anchor Stack".
> >
> > I'm sure there's a 7, 8, 43, 1544, and more, but #6 is just what I do.
> >
> > --
> >  Richard Gaskin
> >  Fourth World Media Corporation
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