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mhoward
post Jun 14 2005, 03:44 AM
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Helvick: Thank you for your thoughtful comments. Good points.

Switching topics, version 1.1.5 is now up, featuring some improvements to the automatic update feature that I noticed I wanted when using it today.
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Charlie
post Jun 15 2005, 07:16 AM
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Test.
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Charlie
post Jun 15 2005, 07:18 AM
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Hi Mike,

I set the "Network Timeout" pref to 120, but it still occasionally hangs, and just takes longer before a retry. Creating a dummy file has worked a few times.

Is it possible to have a setting such that it will only attempt to download a file say, twice, and then it might give up and skip that file? Or can I create a skip file list?

The program is great, even though I have this glitch. The automatic update feature is great. Thanks!
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mhoward
post Jun 15 2005, 01:54 PM
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It might be possible to do something like that; I'll try to look at it soon. I'm still not sure why you're having problems downloading particular files though.
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post Jun 15 2005, 07:31 PM
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Charlie,

Are you sure the problem is with MMB and not with something else on your system or with your service provider either choking on those particular files or requests?

I've never had a hitch with any files but I have had problems like this with my local firewall and I've also had problems in the past with an Antivirus scanner that was a bit overzealous in how it chose to scan internet downloads.

Just a long shot but it's a really weird error and I'm curious, it's the sort of thing I have users call
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post Jun 15 2005, 09:12 PM
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helvick,

Thanks for your reply. Often, it is helpful to simply hear that someone else does not have the same problem as it allows one to focus better on the true cause. What is your system config?

I can't say that I am sure it is MMB. The downloads work about 75% of the time. But when it sticks on a particular image, it sticks on that image for a couple of days, even if I reboot and restart MMB. I have found that if I replace the "bad" file locally with a dummy .jpg file with a newer date, then MMB will skip it and merrily complete the rest of the download. Could be a bad file? Could be Java? Who knows.

I don't mean to make too big a deal of this. MMB is great and I have a work around (although cumbersome). A quicker work around would be nice. Right now I have to make a dummy file, give it the right name and put it in the right place. If no one else has this issue, then donít mind me.
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post Jun 16 2005, 08:57 PM
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QUOTE (Charlie @ Jun 15 2005, 10:12 PM)
helvick,

Thanks for your reply. Often, it is helpful to simply hear that someone else does not have the same problem as it allows one to focus better on the true cause. What is your system config?


I'm just intrigued by the problem, can't help myself when I see a weird problem. smile.gif

For reference - I'm running on an IBM Thinkpad T41P (1.8Ghz Pentium M, 1GB RAM, 60G HDD with about 15GB free). Windows XP SP2, BlackIce "firewall", connecting via a range of sources (Home DSL, various WLAN hotspots in Ireland and in Israel and Germany as I'm travelling at the moment in Israel via Germany) running on J2RE , SE 1.4.2_08. The only time I have issues are when I'm running over a connection that requires a proxy to connect - ie at work. I assume I could now use the MMB proxy support to get around that but don't want to incur the wrath of our internet connectivity folks.

Do you have the option of using an alternative internet provider, even temporarily, just to sanity check that the problem is actually with MMB or at least on your PC and not something bizarre between your machine and the exploratorium site?
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post Jun 17 2005, 03:02 PM
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Version 1.1.6 fixes it so that an error downloading a single image won't terminate the download. Also I have changed anaglyph generation to eliminate the left and right borders, so the anaglyphs will be easier to put into panoramas. I guess they look nicer, too.

http://midnightmarsbrowser.blogspot.com/
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Charlie
post Jun 18 2005, 06:56 AM
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Thank you Mike,

I was waiting for the problem to pop up again, but now it may never.

Thanks again.
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post Jun 18 2005, 08:55 PM
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Thanks again for all your hard work Mike - 'tis a thing of beauty!

The folks at Seagate will prolly be thanking you as well since we all are going to need bigger hard drives to deal with all the movies and panoramas we'll be generating... tongue.gif


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post Jul 5 2005, 01:14 AM
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Just to keep this thread alive, there are some screenshots of what's under development for the next release posted on the Midnight Mars Browser homepage. Happy fourth!
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*-gulp-*

that's.....

so....

amazinG! biggrin.gif

It's like Maestro never went away!


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post Jul 5 2005, 07:37 AM
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ohmy.gif Very nice! A superb feature!!

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post Jul 5 2005, 09:29 AM
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One word.

How?

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post Jul 5 2005, 10:06 AM
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I think ohmy.gif sums it up really!

I can't wait... smile.gif


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