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Old May 27th, 2004
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I don't need it in the library, I need it for the download-pane. For the Library I can as well switch to the finder, it is quicker.

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- More intelligent swarming and PFS-Downloads, which download the Junks in a better organized way, so the file spreads quickly and when the original source goes offline the downloaders can feed off their respective fileparts while preserving the ability to preview media-files (maybe downloading a third of the file strait from the beginning and the rest randomly chosen starting at the first or second third of the file.
Maybe giving out a map, which parts the clients have and downloading rare parts first.

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If you have seen the CVS sources, you'll see some major features added for a future release:
- notably a better looking and easier meta-data editor
- and parsing/editing support for Ogg (Vorbis-audio, video?) and MPEG4 (AVI, WindowsMedia?, Real?, QuickTime?, DivX?) meta-data formats.

Newer file format parsers may be added. Why not:
- PDF file information (displayed in the file properties dialog in Acrobat)
- ZIP/JAR files with embedded comments or meta-information folder?
- EXE files on Windows (version info)
- Version resources on Mac OS
- RPM or Debian package information for Linux/Unix
- Source signatures (the "@#filename version date" ID string, which is often compiled within the constant string area), very common on Linux/Unix
- ISO CD image information (TOC and description sector)

Some of these formats will be complex to support, and should be developped separately as pluggable JAR files. I wonder if there is already such common meta-data framework for Java with a common API to parse and edit embedded meta-data. If so, this could save lots of development time by LimeWire itself.
Such plugins already exist for Windows explorer or are part of the MacOS standard (resource forks).

Note that MacOS users should be allowed to share their files directly without needing to package them into archives. The absence of resource fork data in downloaded files is a problem; may be Limewire on MacOS should be able to create and integrate a compound format allowing distributing in one auto-packaged file both the data fork and resource fork, which would be expanded automatically to a usable form once the download completes.

Or, may be, extend query hits on Mac OS, so that they can include multiple URNs: one for the data fork, one for the resource fork. On the Windows NTFS filesystem, this exists in the "file streams" support, which is currently used mostly in hidden system files, where extra streams are accessed using a "$" separator between the main filename and the extra stream name.

In Windows Explorer, the filesize displayed ignores the space used by extra streams, and the stream is treated as if it was a separate file associated with the main file (so a NTFS file can appear empty with size=0 in Explorer because its data fork is empty, but have a non-zero stream length; in addition, Windows and OS/2 support out-of-band meta-data stored in a special database)

So I wonder how Java supports these out-of-band streams or meta-data. I did not see any formal API to handle them in Java, without using external JNI services.
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Default improved Chat

I'd like to see Chat become the fifth tab in Limewire, with subtabs (a la multiple search queries) for each chat session. A hot list of known users would be nice too.
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Old June 3rd, 2004
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Red face Here are some ideas...

I like to see these problems solved :

Maybe with a intergreated proxy finder,
as alot of my fellow studentes are getting e-mail with treates of law suites.... if the don't stop sharing mp3's and/or e-books

(maybe someting like jap)
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Default volume

could you make a volume control near the music player and maybe a search button and incorporate videos.
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Old June 13th, 2004
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Default New (required) features

-Fast forward/rewind
-The abiliy to burn cds directly from Limewire
-Improved categorization of the "Library" including perhaps a file search, and sorting by date

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Stop automatically jumping to the search page when selecting from the incomplete file—usually if I’m in the incomplete file I’m restarting more than one download and it is annoying that it jumps to the search page each time which brings me to a solution or another request.

Do away with highlighting selection and put a check box in front of the items. That way we could achieve multiple actions with a single button section.

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It would be great if files could be sorted so, that files I already have get sorted to the bottom.
(either by clicking a column or by setting a preference... maybe also by sorting according to file type or in some other way I don't think of at the moment)

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You can select multiple rows in all tables (search, download, upload) except the library by hitting 'ctrl' and selecting another row. On OSX, since the standard is holding the command key (instead of ctrl), versions 4.1+ of LimeWire will also select multiple rows if command is pressed. Support for selecting rows this way in the library is tentatively planned for 4.1.

You can select multiple rows in all tables (including the library) by selecting one row, keeping the mouse pressed, and dragging it down to further rows. You can also select multiple rows (all rows between the two) by selecting one row, pressing and holding shift, and then selecting a second row.

Almost actions (download, resume, launch, etc...) will apply to every selected row. If there are some that do not, let us know and we'll fix them.

You can sort search results by 'files I have', 'files I'm downloading', 'files I've partially downloaded' by clicking the quality column (the column with the stars, or the various icons indicating if the file is downloading, saved or incomplete).

You can sort by extension by clicking the 'type' column.

You can sort by any column by clicking on that column.

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