Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#2964 new Feature request

Improvement of download queue management

Reported by: jai_at_spam Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc: jai_at_spam, Alexander Schuch
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Description

In version 3.0.9.3 (and 3.0.x.x versions), some features included into 2.2.32 are no more implemented.

That features are all linked to download queue management:

  • Reordering (up, down, last, bottom,...) list of file in the waiting downloading queue
  • Add priority on file download

These features can be linked to the following other demand : http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1962034&group_id=21558&atid=372244

They implement it and extend the ordering command.


That is not a protocol mandatory feature, but that provide an end-user usefull feature mainly in case of multi-file download.

In my case, I can program the download of more than 30 files simultaneously (from the same site), sometime the download can't be achieved in one time (Server side failures). Then I have only some part of all files on my local disk.

Because the download queue management doesn't provide any options to drive the download file's order choice based on the yet downloaded size against the full file size evaluation (when possible), that features that provide to user the capability to 'manually' reordering the downloaded planned queue can be *very* usefull to be sure to have at least some of them quickly complet.

E.g. : I have 10 files with a size between 500 MB and 1.5 GB. The first one (1.5 GB) have 50% of its data downloaded, the third one (500 MB) have 10%.
I need relaunch the download, but this time I want invert the order because the third one have only 450 MB of data that must be downloaded, against the 750 MB of the first one.
If I have the same download speed for the both of them, then the third one (450 MB) can be downloaded quickess than the first one (750 MB).

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Alexander Schuch

If you right-click on a file in the queue, you can change its transfer priority.

So after you have to re-connect to the server after a connection/server failure, all you have to do is to assign other priorities to the files, according to what you want.

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