[izpack-devel] Web installer repository

Markus Schlegel schlm3 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 15:28:59 CEST 2007

Just double the size is not correct, because the temp-dir may be on a
different drive than the Target-dir.
Also I think the size does not matter anymore, since diskspace is cheap, and
most people have a lot of it. SO I could live with the double space


2007/6/14, Vladimir Ralev <vralev at redhat.com>:
> I am also rewriting the download dialog, because the old one is just
> spinning and seems to hang sometimes. This new dialog will track the
> bytes from the stream and display basic stats, when content length is
> not available from the HTTP headers it will go in indeterminate mode but
> still show the speed. Of course, when the connection fails it still asks
> for proxy and everything that was implemented in the previous version.
> Let me know you have some other ideas.
> One bigger change is that the pack stream is not accessed with a jar:
> protocol URL, because it wants to download the whole containing jar
> before giving the stream to the inner jar and thus it's not possible to
> track the stream status. Now, it will download the containing jar to a
> local temp file and proceeds from there. This reminds me that probably
> we need to require twice the really required space in the packs panel
> (because it first downloads the containing pack jar and then installs).
> I know that the packs show the uncompressed size and the jars can be
> significantly smaller , but have in mind that these files take more
> space on the file system than their actual size, so it's good to have
> some reserve. What do you think?
> BTW, here is my snadbox repository
> http://repository.jboss.com/jems-installer-web-repository/test-7-6-2007/
> and this is the latest web installer
> http://repository.jboss.com/jems-installer-web-repository/test-7-6-2007/jems-web-installer-1.2.1.RC2.jar
> Julien Ponge написа:
> > Hi Vladimir,
> >
> >
> >> Does it make sense to you?
> >>
> >
> > A hell lot :-)
> >
> > I must admit that I haven't been using web installers for a looooong
> > time, so any improvement in this space will be more than welcome.
> >
> > Cheers
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