Downloads to nonexistent drive without any warning or error

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QuantumShadow 06/06/2004 05:57 pm
I changed my download drive letter from L: to M: and forgot about it, when I open OE and started download, it downloaded several hours to nonexistent drive L:
and I indeed didn`t find any downloaded files on any of my existing drives.

So how it can be that OE didn`t say that something is wrong?

Regards,
QuantumShadow.
Oleg Chernavin 06/07/2004 08:45 am
Yes, it is true. But how I should warn the user? I don`t like to show a warning message box, because it is not good in automated downloads. Should Offline Explorer stop the download and show an error icon on the Status Bar? Is it enough? This is how Offline Explorer acts now if it is low on the disk space.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Defenestration 06/07/2004 07:09 pm
> Yes, it is true. But how I should warn the user? I don`t like to show a warning message box, because it is not good in automated downloads. Should Offline Explorer stop the download and show an error icon on the Status Bar? Is it enough? This is how Offline Explorer acts now if it is low on the disk space.
>

I can understand you not wanting to show a warning message on automated downloads. However, can you not show a modeless dialog warning. This would not affect automated downloads, but would give the user an immediate warning that something was not right. As with the example given, Why bother continuing with a download which is not actually being saved.

What do you think ?
Oleg Chernavin 06/08/2004 01:56 am
In any way, the download will be stopped if this kind of situation happens. I would just display the warning as a blinking error icon on the Status Bar. Clicking the icon will show the error message in a dialog.

Is it fine?

Oleg.
Defenestration 06/09/2004 07:22 pm
This would be satifactory, but I have a question:

What happens if you are downloading multiple projects simultaneously, and there is more than one error ? Will OE show the first error, last error, or all errors ?

BTW, is it possible to get e-mail notifications when someone replies to a post on the forum ?
Oleg Chernavin 06/10/2004 02:44 am
> What happens if you are downloading multiple projects simultaneously, and there is more than one error ? Will OE show the first error, last error, or all errors ?

OE will stop only the Project that has the disk problem. All errors can be seen in the Log Window (Ctrl-W). OK. I will add this now.

> BTW, is it possible to get e-mail notifications when someone replies to a post on the forum ?

Yes, we will work on that soon.

Oleg.
QuantumShadow 06/12/2004 11:08 am
>OE will stop only the Project that has the disk problem. All errors can be seen in the Log Window ?>(Ctrl-W). OK. I will add this now.

Thanks!
Maybe some immediate notification in the status bar will help too, i mean when user hits download button, he should see in the status bar: "can`t download to nonexistent drive" or something.

> > BTW, is it possible to get e-mail notifications when someone replies to a post on the forum ?
>

Defenestration, you r stealing my ideas ;)
I just wanted to ask for the same.
And if we already raised the forum issue than it would be very helpful to add Author column next to each post, like on the following site:
http://forum.outertech.com/viewforum.php?f=2&sid=889c4867eda3f0f86b8eccce0bcb3dd0

Regards,
QuantumShadow.



Oleg Chernavin 06/12/2004 11:43 am
> >OE will stop only the Project that has the disk problem. All errors can be seen in the Log Window ?>(Ctrl-W). OK. I will add this now.
>
> Thanks!
> Maybe some immediate notification in the status bar will help too, i mean when user hits download button, he should see in the status bar: "can`t download to nonexistent drive" or something.

Yes, there will be a yellow blinking icon.

> > > BTW, is it possible to get e-mail notifications when someone replies to a post on the forum ?
> >
>
> Defenestration, you r stealing my ideas ;)
> I just wanted to ask for the same.

I hope to have E-mail notifications on the next week.

> And if we already raised the forum issue than it would be very helpful to add Author column next to each post, like on the following site:
> http://forum.outertech.com/viewforum.php?f=2&sid=889c4867eda3f0f86b8eccce0bcb3dd0

Well, there is an author column on the left in our forum already.

Oleg.
QuantumShadow 06/12/2004 06:07 pm

> > And if we already raised the forum issue than it would be very helpful to add Author column next to each post, like on the following site:
> > http://forum.outertech.com/viewforum.php?f=2&sid=889c4867eda3f0f86b8eccce0bcb3dd0
>
> Well, there is an author column on the left in our forum already.
>
> Oleg.

There is an author column INSIDE the post, but when u look on the list of all posts u can`t know which is which, please take a look again at the link i have posted above.
Oleg Chernavin 06/14/2004 03:59 am
I see now. OK we will add it as well.

Oleg.