Opened 20 years ago

Last modified 16 years ago

#2025 closed Feature request

Client : automatic detection of ressources in the Installer

Reported by: jkronegg Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc: jkronegg, Tim Kosse, Alexander Schuch
Component version: Operating system type:
Operating system version:


The Filezilla Client Installer does not search
automatically for ressources in the current directory.

Considering the following example :

o the user wants to install the FileZilla FTP client

in french

o the french documentation ZIP file is in the same

directory than the EXE installer file.

The user select a french installation, so the french
documentation is selected for installation by default.
To avoid the download of the documentation (for example
if the user is currently off-line, or if the user is a
system admin who needs to install FileZilla on several
PCs), the user need to activate the "local directory"
checkbox and set the directory where the requested
ressource (ZIP file) is. This is not very user friendly...

The installer should so modified to :

1) first, look in the current directory to see if the


is available;

2) if not, try to download the ressource.

The interface could be the following :
Note : [x] is a checkbox, (.) is a radiobutton

Ressource directory:
(.) Current directory
( ) Specific location [label] [browse button]
Note : if the requested ressource is not available in the

"ressource directory", the installer will

try to

download if from

[x] Save downloaded ressource in the "ressouce


Change History (1)

comment:1 by Tim Kosse, 16 years ago

In FileZilla 3 the installer is self-contained and doesn't download any files.

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