File downloads and md5

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  1. Alexander Honcharov
    Alexander Honcharov avatar
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    Oct 2005

    Posted 19 Oct 2006 Link to this post


    I have downloaded new Q3 2006 release two or more times and I've got a corrupted binaries (exe and zip). As far there is any complaints by other users, I don't know what cause the file corruption. Previously I have not faced whith such problems.

    Anyway I'm asking you for a very significant feature - md5 checksums for each release (thus for each file).
  2. Lini
    Lini avatar
    2144 posts

    Posted 19 Oct 2006 Link to this post

    Hello Alexander,

    Thank you for the feature suggestion. I have logged it and notified the website team. The MD5 sum will be added to the downloads page.

    There are several ways to check the validity of the downloaded files even now. For example the r.a.d.controls exe file contains a digital signature. If the file was corrupted during the download process, you will see a "Digital Signature is not valid" message when you check the certificate. I am attaching a screenshot, describing the process.

    The zip file's integrity can be checked with any freeware zip program - click the "Test" button when you open the archive.

    the telerik team
  3. Martin
    Martin avatar
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    Oct 2005

    Posted 09 Nov 2006 Link to this post

    This is not directly related to the first problem, but especially during the days after a new version (e.g. of the r.a.d.controls) was release, it happens quite often that download attempts fail and have to be restarted several times. Downloading the ~130 MB can then become a little tedious (I know that download managers exist, but anyway ;-).

    What I would like to suggest, is that separate downloads are provided for .NET 2.0 and 1.1, which will then be of smaller size and will put less load on the servers and internet connection when many users are downloading at the same time.

    In my case, I'm only using the 2.0 version, and I guess most(?) other people also require either one of the two versions but not both. (In one of the telerik blogs you confirmed that .NET 1.x is used less from day to day, while version 2.0 is used more and more).

    Having separate downloads for the two .NET versions would mean that I have to download less data and that the installation is even simpler (I don't have to manually uncheck the .NET 1.1 version in the custom installation step).

    Thanks and best regards,
  4. Ivo
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    Posted 09 Nov 2006 Link to this post

    Hello Martin,

    This has been suggested by a couple of customers before and it makes more sense now when people are moving entirely to ASP.NET 2.0 development. As we add more and more Net2 specific features we will consider splitting the installation.

    Thank you for the suggestion.

    Kind regards,
    the telerik team
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