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DownThemAll: DownThemAll! 1.0

We are proud to release the final DownThemAll! 1.0.

Over a year went by since we last released a major version, and a lot has changed in between:

  • Nils joined the team.
  • A lot of effort was taken to consolidate the code and make it more stable, even if this meant a rewrite/redesign of large chunks of it.
  • We tried to increase performance where possible and worked towards supporting larger chunks.
  • The user interface got a visual refresh.
  • Some new features got implemented as well.
  • And a lot of testers helped us find and fix lots bugs. Thank you!
  • A lot of people from BabelZilla located all alround the world again translated DownThemAll!. Thank you!

Enough words for now… Here is the release. Enjoy :D

The download link will redirect you to addons.mozilla.org.

Compatibility

DownThemAll! 1.0 is compatible with

  • Firefox
    2.0.0.8 – 3.0b4
  • Thunderbird
    2.0.0.8 – 3.0b4
  • Flock
    1.0 – 1.0.*
  • Seamonkey
    2.0a – 2.0.* (limited support for the development versions, limited functionality)
  • Songbird
    0.4 – 0.5pre (currently in development, limited support)

Limitations

  • Upgrades from 0.9: Remaining downloads in queue will not be migrated; finish these downloads prior to installing this release.
  • Support for Seamonkey 2.0 is limited; we’re waiting for it to completely move to siterunner/xulrunner.
  • The bleeding edge applications (such as Seamonkey, Minefield, Songbird) are not thoroughly tested by us
  • Upgrades from 0.9: Most preferences will be migrated; but please verify everything was migrated correctly.

Changes

This list of changes is not complete. Please refer to our more detailed ChangeLog

  • New features
    • Basic metalink support incl. download selection and whole file verification
    • Deleting downloaded files from context menu
    • Save As window got folder-picker (OneClick)
    • Filter for “Software”
    • Various “helpers” in the context menus
    • Selection window allows to open selected link(s) in new tab(s)
    • Query String (*qstring*) renaming mask
    • Checksum support (md5, sha1, sha256, …)
    • Link Fingerprint support
  • Bugfixes/Major Changes
    • Major rewrite/refinement of most functionality and the back end
    • Most windows rewritten
    • Batch descriptors refined (new syntax)
    • Firefox (context-menu) integration refined
    • Improved privacy control (now considers old files, logs and queue as well)
    • Various performance optimizations
    • Faster queue book-keeping; using javascript + mozStorage instead of XML Files
    • Most preferences and custom filters will be “migrated” properly when upgraded
    • Download core rewritten
    • More sophisticated multi-part algorithms
    • Improved error handling/failed chunks
    • Improved error handling mirror fail over (mirrors currently only supported by metalink)
    • Using only one temp file that will reflect the name


Thank you…

…for trying your brand new release.

Please, as always, file any bugs with our bug tracker.

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