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Topic review - Add date to "query size"
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  Post subject:  Re: Add date to "query size"  Reply with quote
I think such "check for update" is necessary
though it won't work work every time, it will still work sometimes
I like this function in FlashGet
Post Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:53 pm
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I agree also.

I've been a GetRight user for over 13 years.

With slow Internet (dialup, then satellite) it was essential that I didn't waste bandwidth downloading the same file twice.

GetRight gave me the Date (and size) at least 80% of the time for files I checked.

I really like FDM, but I still use GetRight to check the Date!

Ted M
Post Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:05 pm
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I completely agree with jondoe_ !!!
Query Size & Date is for us potentially EX-GetRight-Users not a 'little use'... its a DAiLY use !!! :x 8)
Post Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:03 pm
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Hey I'm all for a better solution and again "very little use" it's subjective, look at how many people are asking for such a feature (and keep in mind that for every person who's bothering to write here making a request there are many more looking for the same feature)

Also I was thinking that at this point the effort to implement it / usefulness ratio it's very good :)
Post Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:42 pm
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I am only trying to explain that comparing date stamps and file sizes is not a good way to be really informed about all updates. So why to implement option of very little use?
Post Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:44 pm
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The most common usage is to use the same location for the file e.g Skype, Avast, Avira, PerfectDisk ... and many other
Anyway I don't see why so much fuss about adding a query for the date too since the command / function already exist for the size ?
Post Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:24 am
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Can't you see you will be checking the same version 3.0.852 forever? You will never find any newer version because they will be in different folders, see: http://sourceforge.net/projects/freedow ... 20Manager/
And in most cases there are not only folders with numbers there, filenames also contain version number or date stamp. Try to check another projects: sevenzip (archiver), dejavu (fonts), ffdshow-tryout (codecs), etc.
Post Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:48 am
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Usher wrote:
How do you check for updates on Sourceforge?


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:38 am
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How do you check for updates on Sourceforge?
Post Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:35 am
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Usher wrote:
You know that for many downloads it will be current date and time or it won't work at all because of redirections?

"for many" is debatable cause e.g. from my daily usage of getright there are none since I'm using this feature only to check for updates for drivers & apps

Also this is a simple way to solve the "Check update" feature suggestion too

P.S. this is the only feature for which I'm still using Getright since it's so outdated = a pain in the... :wink: to make it work with Nightly x64
Post Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:40 pm
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You know that for many downloads it will be current date and time or it won't work at all because of redirections?
Post Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:58 pm
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Please add Date to the "Query size" for people to know if a new version of the file which are trying to download is available (and don't waste bandwidth downloading the same version)
A very good example of this feature exist in Getright
Post Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:06 pm

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