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FreeRapid Downloader 0.83 beta versions

Posted by Vity 
FreeRapid Downloader 0.83 beta versions
July 19, 2009 05:05PM
Thread has been closed - FreeRapid 0.83 final was released.

I decided to release BUG FIX version of FreeRapid Downloader - version 0.83. I collected a bunch of reports and I hope I fixed the important ones (like problems with updates on Win7). FreeRapid reached 500 000 of users so testing becomes really important to me.
I would like to ask all technically experienced fans of FRD to try beta testing version first - before I can sign it as final version.

Although this version does not bring some new "visual feature" I included a support for resuming of downloads.
Version 0.83 does not include speed limiter yet, since it requires some more developing...0.84...

This version uses your configuration files from these folders, but I strongly recommend you to backup configuration directory first. Once you run this version, you will probably lose your links if you return back to older version. You can also use
frd.exe --portable
switch, which is using separate directory for configuration files.
This beta version generates app.log in (--debug) mode by default.

What I need from you:
Use it smiling smiley , find reproducible bugs and report it here. Please, don't ask for new features in this topic (I already have my TODO list full for next 2 years...).

The full change log:

4th October 2009 - FreeRapid Downloader 0.83 Release Candidate 2
  Changed : minor internal changes in plugins API 
  Changed : optimizations: minimized size of SwingX library
  Changed : updated plugins to their latest versions
  Changed : new cancelOnEscape internal property to disable ESC keystroke for action Cancel

20th September 2009 - FreeRapid Downloader 0.83 Release Candidate
  Added : startup.properties file in FRD's directory - see comments in this file for more details
  Added : registered new Substance 5.3 themes - Gemini, Magellan, Graphite Aqua 
  Changed : minor GUI speed optimizations
  Changed : upgraded Substance LaF to version 5.3
  Changed : updated plugins to their latest versions
  Fixed : Close To Tray bug  [bugtracker.wordrider.net] [thanks to kiwichick!]
  Fixed : restore window size to maximized state does not work

5th September 2009 - FreeRapid Downloader 0.83 beta 4
  Added : improvements and fixes to enable FRD using blind people - 
                  it's now compatible to Java Accessibility Bridge - See [java.sun.com] for more details
         or here: [a11y.netbeans.org]
  Added : SOCKS proxy support [thanks to Benjamin!!] - 
           all urls in proxy list file has to be prefixed with $SOCKS$ or SOCKS:   
       proxies using port 1080-1090 are marked as SOCKS automatically; SOCKS5 authentication is experimental, 
  Added : added shell script setupproxy.sh in tools/socks to help with automatic creating list of 
              SOCKS proxies for FRD  [thanks to Benjamin!!]
  Added : added backup links.txt file (located in configuration folder), which stores all links you ever 
            added into FreeRapid
  Fixed: problems with backup files

30th August 2009 - FreeRapid Downloader 0.83 beta 3
  Added : error message when launching FRD on GCJ
  Changed : connection timeout set from 100 to 120 seconds
  Changed : updated default plugins to their latest versions
  Changed : internal - Windows - removed dependency on Windows registry
  Changed : internal - upgraded SwingX components to the latest build
  Fixed : selection disappears - when making selection from top to bottom while downloading
  Fixed : cannot launch CANCELLED (but existing) files
  Fixed : "checking... dialog" when updating plugins lies over dialog "checking finished" - finally fixed?!
  Fixed : If you change preferences check for updates every 597 hours or more FRD cannot start 
             [reported by Prthvi, thanks!]

9th August 2009 - FreeRapid Downloader 0.83 beta 2 released
  Changed : updated PT_BR translation thanks to Tiago 
  Changed : support for speed limit from menu (additional support will come back with 0.84) 
  Changed : upgraded GOCR to version 0.48
  Changed : internal - upgraded SwingX components to version 1.0
  Changed : updated default plugins to their latest versions
  Changed : removed error message dialog for ERROR when there is not enough space on disk 
  Fixed : regression - avg. speed disappeared from information dialog [thanks to user from forum]
  Fixed : "checking... dialog" when updating plugins lies over dialog "checking finished"

19th July 2009 - - FreeRapid Downloader 0.83 beta released
  Added : support for resuming files for hostings which support it (eg. HotFile, but not Rapidshare free!)
  Added : quick search (incremental search) for searching in the main queue table and plugins table 
  Added : MS Windows - windows key for popmenu emulates a click with right mouse button on content panel 
        with links
  Added : Apple MacOS - support for native Aqua Look&Feel
  Added : support for GTK look and feel
  Added : new frd.sh launching script [thanks to Petris!]
  Changed : upgraded JTattoo library to the latest version
  Changed : fatal exceptions are shown only once for reporting
  Changed : Apple MacOS - screen menu bar used by default
  Changed : Apple MacOS - menu.about.name - correct title - FreeRapid Downloader + version
  Changed : upgraded Substance lookAndFeel to version 5.2 + new themes
  Fixed : ClassCast exception in directory chooser
  Fixed : handling invalid response header from server with empty file name
  Fixed : main window couldn't be activated at some random special cases
  Fixed : NullPointerException when server didn't respond anything at some random special cases
  Fixed : downloading updates does not work on Windows 7
  Fixed : New links dialog - paste from clipboard did not work properly at some cases
 + some plugin development improvements

Thread has been closed - FreeRapid 0.83 final was released.


Edited 22 time(s). Last edit at 10/18/2009 04:37PM by Vity.
Re: FreeRapid Downloader 0.83 beta
July 21, 2009 04:33PM
Any kind of update problems? (with dialogs... etc)


Re: FreeRapid Downloader 0.83 beta
July 22, 2009 04:28PM
excuse me friend i cannot dl it
ithink the link has problem
Re: FreeRapid Downloader 0.83 beta
July 22, 2009 06:48PM
tnx buddy it worksthumbs up smileytongue sticking out smiley
Re: FreeRapid Downloader 0.83 beta
July 22, 2009 11:31PM

there is a bug in 0.83 beta1. Newly it supports download resume but it seems that it tries to resume interrupted download even with RapisShare.com (free user) plugin which probably causes a problem. Below is the communication between FreeRapid and RapidShare servers:
POST /files/66929529/6506569/ProjectHM6_HMC907045.part1.rar HTTP/1.1
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv: Gecko/2009032609 Firefox/3.0.8 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
Accept-Language: cs,en-us;q=0.7,en;q=0.3
Accept-Charset: windows-1250,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7
Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate
Keep-Alive: 30
Referer: [rapidshare.com]
Range: bytes=18835344-
Host: rs201l32.rapidshare.com
Content-Length: 9
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded

mirror=onHTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 14:49:10 GMT
Connection: close
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1
Cache-Control: no-cache
Content-Length: 33

Do not use download accelerators!

The reason for the RapidShare's nervous reply is probably Range: bytes=18835344- in the FreeRapid's request. After the RapidShare reply, FreeRapid shows this error message: ERROR - File input stream is empty. Unfortunately FreeRapid tries the same request several times and then gives up. FreeRapid probably should not try to resume downloads on RapidShare.com (free).


PS: Thank you for the great downloader! It is almost perfect. The only major function I am currently missing is ability to run a script after finishing a file download - mainly to change the client's IP address by reconnecting a modem or by renewing a DHCP lease.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/22/2009 11:36PM by pabouk.
Re: FreeRapid Downloader 0.83 beta
July 23, 2009 03:47AM
what version of free rapidshare plugin do you have?
Pause button should be always disabled while downloading from RS free.


Re: FreeRapid Downloader 0.83 beta
July 24, 2009 02:08PM

I updated the plugins after installing 0.83 beta.
The version is: RapidShare.com 1.0.9

Just now I tried to update the plugins again but it did not offer any update.

When the active RapidShare download is selected the Pause button on the toolbar, the Pause item in the context menu and in the Downloads menu is active (yellow).

...and yes RapidShare.com plugin is active and RapidShare.com_premium is inactive.

Re: FreeRapid Downloader 0.83 beta
July 24, 2009 07:19PM
Weird. It should not be allowed (while downloading).


Re: FreeRapid Downloader 0.83 beta
July 26, 2009 09:59AM
this is a report


Stack Trace:
    java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$AbortPolicy.rejectedExecution(Unknown Source)
    java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.reject(Unknown Source)
    java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.execute(Unknown Source)
    cz.vity.freerapid.gui.managers.ProcessManager.startDownload(Unknown Source)
    cz.vity.freerapid.gui.managers.ProcessManager.access$100(Unknown Source)
    cz.vity.freerapid.gui.managers.ProcessManager$2.run(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(Unknown Source)

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/09/2009 09:16AM by Vity.
Re: FreeRapid Downloader 0.83 beta
July 27, 2009 12:12PM
It's old well known bug, which is difficult to solve...


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