Firefox overflow

Looks like Firefox doesn't like downloads over 2Gb... Or am I uploading instead of downloading? (the download completed just fine btw - the bug seems to be cosmetic only)

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Looks like it's fixed in Firefox 1.5: :)

Posted by user at October 16, 2005 3:45 PM

It's only number two on the most reported bugs list, but I'll bet it's number one by a long way on the most screenshotted bugs list - it's just so amazing that it would do something so foolish that nobody can resist the urge to show someone else.

I'm sure that if, in 1999 or so, you had told people hacking on Necko that hundreds of people would be downloading files over 2GB, they would have thought you were crazy. Now, I just hope biesi doesn't turn out to have been saying "640Kb should be enough for anyone" in saying that "2**63 bytes should suffice for all practical purposes"

Posted by Phil Ringnalda at October 16, 2005 5:20 PM

wow - filed almost 2 years ago (Fri, 19 Dec 2003) and yet still present in the latest 1.0 release. I can't imagine it would be that hard to switch to 64 bit progress-counters, but I guess they've had more important bugs to squash.

Posted by Luke Hutteman at October 17, 2005 10:46 AM

Dependencies on other bugs that required changing frozen interfaces, and the fact that the latest and greatest 1.0.7 from a few weeks back is nothing but security fixes since 1.0, which actually branched the backend in April 2004 and only took a few fixes between then and 1.0. If you aren't using 1.5 betas (I think RC1 is supposed to be out in the next couple of days), you're using positively ancient code.

Posted by Phil Ringnalda at October 17, 2005 2:12 PM

Mozilla download manager, as per my experience is not able to determine the size of ZIP files. No matter it is of over 2GB or just 2 kb... It does not show the progress

Posted by Nadir Nasir at October 19, 2005 2:11 AM

Try Opera. Its now free. Opera has better download manager than firefox.

Posted by Petr at October 20, 2005 2:30 PM

Heh. Dual purpose off-topic free browser advocacy and comment spam? Two great tastes that taste great together!

Posted by Phil Ringnalda at October 20, 2005 4:27 PM

Thank you Phil for giving me the choice to either leave the semi-on-topic spam, or remove it along with your excellent comment (which wouldn't make a lot of sense anymore without the first one).

Given that all comment-links are rel="nofollow" here anyway, I think I'll leave both...

Posted by Luke Hutteman at October 20, 2005 11:11 PM

egad! 289 KB/sec download speed? i only have a wimpy 30 KB/sec. :-(

take me to your leader!

Posted by kris at October 26, 2005 6:33 PM

Can't say this is a very rare case. Movies, DVD ISO images all shared on the LAN isnt uncommon.

Posted by Jeswin P at November 10, 2005 6:49 AM

I use ulong in my C# apps. 18,446,744 TB ought to be enough for anybody! (Hope I got that right...)

Posted by ac at November 18, 2005 11:39 AM
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