Unable to download EAP

I'm using Mozilla 1.3.1 and every time I try to download the EAP I get
an error message.

Could you please fix the page so that we don't have to use that damn
Micro$oft crap to download the files.

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There's no problem with EAP download - I tried it in IE right now and it works. Ask someone having a normal browser to download it for you :)

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Even my kids are smart enough not to use IE.

Donald McLean
Who always thought that much better security, security controls and the
ability to block popups actually mattered and whose exasperation with
the stupidity of the masses has temporarily disabled his sarcasm and
irony circuits.

Evgeny Goldin wrote:

There's no problem with EAP download - I tried it in IE right now and it works. Ask someone having a normal browser to download it for you :)


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Donald McLean who's sitting without Aurora now whatever he has to say

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Besides, if you're so smart as to not use an IE - at least, show people the error message you receive. Don't be like your kids: "I want it now. Fix your download page".

Here's a snapshot of the HTTP request, when clicking the idea896.exe link on http://www.intellij.net/eap/products/idea/download.jsp


You want to tell me Mozilla can't handle a simple 302 response ?

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Speaking about blocking pop-ups - I'm using the IE-based Avant Browser which does it just perfect.

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The popup says "Unknown error". If it had said more, I would have
provided more.

Besides, in my original request, I did say please and the only impolite
comment I made was directed at Microsoft, not at JetBrains.

Evgeny Goldin wrote:

Besides, if you're so smart as to not use an IE - at least, show people the error message you receive. Don't be like your kids: "I want it now. Fix your download page".

Here's a snapshot of the HTTP request, when clicking the idea896.exe link on http://www.intellij.net/eap/products/idea/download.jsp

 2	HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily
> 3	GET /7/972/8166/v0001/jetbrains.download.akamai.com/8166/idea/idea896.exe HTTP/1.1
> 4	HTTP/1.0 200 OK]]>


You want to tell me Mozilla can't handle a simple 302 response ?


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Are you still having problems with this?

I got it fine with Mozilla 1.3.1 on Linux.

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It appears that the way that the download link is setup, the default
behavior tells the web server to download and then open the file. The
OPEN fails for some unknown reason and then the temp file gets deleted.

If I do a save link as, it works ok, except that the default name in the
save as popup is "redirect".

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Actually no, YOU must have set it to tell Mozilla to not give you a
choice on whether to open or save the file, and to just default to open
the file. The download link has nothing to do with it.

R

Donald F. McLean wrote:

It appears that the way that the download link is setup, the default
behavior tells the web server to download and then open the file. The
OPEN fails for some unknown reason and then the temp file gets deleted.

If I do a save link as, it works ok, except that the default name in the
save as popup is "redirect".


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Under "Preferences/Helper Applications" for "application/x-msdownload"
(extension exe) I have both "Save it to Disk" and "Always ask me before
handling files of this type" checked.

What more would I need to do?

Robert S. Sfeir wrote:

Actually no, YOU must have set it to tell Mozilla to not give you a
choice on whether to open or save the file, and to just default to open
the file. The download link has nothing to do with it.

R

Donald F. McLean wrote:

>> It appears that the way that the download link is setup, the default
>> behavior tells the web server to download and then open the file. The
>> OPEN fails for some unknown reason and then the temp file gets deleted.
>>
>> If I do a save link as, it works ok, except that the default name in
>> the save as popup is "redirect".
>>


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This thread was so amusing I had to throw my two cents worth in.

go to a bash prompt type telnet www.intellij.net 80
then type
GET /7/972/8166/v0001/jetbrains.download.akamai.com/8166/idea/idea896.exe
HTTP/1.1
then everything that comes back will be IDEA. Enjoy !

"Donald F. McLean" <dmclean@stsci.edu> wrote in message
news:bhgsid$mdk$1@is.intellij.net...

Under "Preferences/Helper Applications" for "application/x-msdownload"
(extension exe) I have both "Save it to Disk" and "Always ask me before
handling files of this type" checked.

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What more would I need to do?

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Robert S. Sfeir wrote:

Actually no, YOU must have set it to tell Mozilla to not give you a
choice on whether to open or save the file, and to just default to open
the file. The download link has nothing to do with it.

>

R

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Donald F. McLean wrote:

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>> It appears that the way that the download link is setup, the default
>> behavior tells the web server to download and then open the file. The
>> OPEN fails for some unknown reason and then the temp file gets deleted.
>>
>> If I do a save link as, it works ok, except that the default name in
>> the save as popup is "redirect".
>>
>

>


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go to a bash prompt type telnet www.intellij.net 80
then type
GET /7/972/8166/v0001/jetbrains.download.akamai.com/8166/idea/idea896.exe
HTTP/1.1
then everything that comes back will be IDEA. Enjoy !


that's cool, I like it :)

btw the whole point of using akamai is that they give you the "nearest" (or
"fastest") link to the file, so your advice is not that perfect as it may seem.
this way it may take longer to download IDEA than if you just click the link in
mozilla/ie/whatever.

--
Dmitry Skavish
JetBrains, Inc. / "Develop with pleasure!"
email: skavish@jetbrains.com | cell: 508.789.6590 | office: 508.405.1093

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The advice is not to be taken literally,
but as a simple lesson in using any HTTP client, be it Mozilla or IE.

"I click this and click that and then it doesn't work" - I mean, come on !?

"Dmitry Skavish" <skavish@intellij.com> wrote in message
news:bhh8sg$pe3$1@is.intellij.net...

go to a bash prompt type telnet www.intellij.net 80
then type
GET

/7/972/8166/v0001/jetbrains.download.akamai.com/8166/idea/idea896.exe

HTTP/1.1
then everything that comes back will be IDEA. Enjoy

>

that's cool, I like it :)

>

btw the whole point of using akamai is that they give you the "nearest"

(or

"fastest") link to the file, so your advice is not that perfect as it may

seem.

this way it may take longer to download IDEA than if you just click the

link in

mozilla/ie/whatever.

>

--
Dmitry Skavish
JetBrains, Inc. / "Develop with pleasure!"
email: skavish@jetbrains.com | cell: 508.789.6590 | office: 508.405.1093

>


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Donald F. McLean wrote:

Under "Preferences/Helper Applications" for "application/x-msdownload"
(extension exe) I have both "Save it to Disk" and "Always ask me before
handling files of this type" checked.

What more would I need to do?


shutdown.

R

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The url is virtual actually, you are getting the file from the nearest
location anyway. It wouldn't be Akamai if it wouldn't do that :)

Eugene

"Dmitry Skavish" <skavish@intellij.com> wrote in message
news:bhh8sg$pe3$1@is.intellij.net...

go to a bash prompt type telnet www.intellij.net 80
then type
GET

/7/972/8166/v0001/jetbrains.download.akamai.com/8166/idea/idea896.exe

HTTP/1.1
then everything that comes back will be IDEA. Enjoy !

>

that's cool, I like it :)

>

btw the whole point of using akamai is that they give you the "nearest"

(or

"fastest") link to the file, so your advice is not that perfect as it may

seem.

this way it may take longer to download IDEA than if you just click the

link in

mozilla/ie/whatever.

>

--
Dmitry Skavish
JetBrains, Inc. / "Develop with pleasure!"
email: skavish@jetbrains.com | cell: 508.789.6590 | office: 508.405.1093

>


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