Ability to download in the background

NEW
Unassigned

Status

()

Firefox
File Handling
--
enhancement
17 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: Chris, Unassigned)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

17 years ago
The Ability to "Background" a download process in mozilla.

This process would continue downloading, even when mozilla has 'quit'. (only
truely quiting mozilla after download has completed).

This functionality would offer the same benifits as doing a "wget http://url &"
or a background ftp download.

(i thought of this while trying to download Oracle 8i developers version, the
full 500 megs of it :P)

Comment 1

17 years ago
Marking NEW.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: Ability to background a download → [RFE] Ability to download in the background

Updated

17 years ago
Target Milestone: --- → Future

Comment 2

17 years ago
How does Silent Download apply to this?  My understanding was that it was 
server-driven, but it would be nice to get a client-driven analogue.  Is 
that what is desired here?

Comment 3

17 years ago
reassigning to bbaetz@cs.mcgill.ca.
Assignee: dougt → bbaetz
This isn't ftp per se.

-> xpapps for initial triage, but since necko isn't threadsafe, I'm not really
sure how you'd do so.
Assignee: bbaetz → pchen
Component: Networking: FTP → XP Apps
QA Contact: tever → sairuh
spam: over to File Handling. i have not changed the assigned developer [or the
other fields for that matter], so if anyone realizes that a bug should have a
more appropriate owner, go ahead and change it. :)
Component: XP Apps → File Handling

Updated

17 years ago
Priority: -- → P5

Comment 6

17 years ago
->default owner
Assignee: pchen → law
Target Milestone: Future → ---

Comment 7

17 years ago
restoring target milestone
Target Milestone: --- → Future
QA Contact: sairuh → petersen

Updated

16 years ago
Summary: [RFE] Ability to download in the background → Ability to download in the background
Assignee: law → nobody
QA Contact: chrispetersen → file-handling

Updated

2 years ago
Component: File Handling → File Handling
Priority: P5 → --
Product: Core → Firefox
Target Milestone: Future → ---
Version: Trunk → unspecified
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