New Download Manager in Recent Chimera Nightlies

Saturday January 4th, 2003

The Mac Observer has an article about Chimera's new download manager, which is available in recent nightly builds. The report describes the operation of the download manager and includes a pretty screenshot. Mac OS X users can download the latest nightly to try the feature for themselves. The Chimera Project page has more general information about the browser, including installation instructions.

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by johann_p

Saturday January 4th, 2003 12:29 PM

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have you tried doing this with a few thousand entries? The problem is, that this function seems to remove each entry individually from the RDF file, thus needing time at least proportional to the number of entries. A related problem is that the appearance of the download dialog gets slower the more entries are in this list.

That is why automatic removal would be so important: users who do not show the DM and download a lot of files will never even know that this list builds up and experience a significant performance regression.