Slows starting of downloading with KIO

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Mon Dec 19 19:23:14 GMT 2005

On Monday 19 December 2005 10:49, David Faure wrote:
> If we didn't stat the files, we wouldn't be able to know that they are
> files and not directories (which would need a recursive listing). And if we
> wait until an error like "this is a dir and not a file" to do that, then we
> can't provide meaningful progress information - what initially looks like
> copying 4 "files" (urls) ends up being "copying 3 files and then copying a
> huge directory full of files", so allocating 25% of the progress to the
> latter phase would be wrong.

so perhaps we shouldn't start the progress meter until all the files are 
statted, but start the download of the first file immediately?

Aaron J. Seigo
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