[Mongrel] [ANN] Mongrel Upload Progress 0.2 -- With Instructions and Examples

Rick Olson technoweenie at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 08:59:10 EDT 2006


On 9/12/06, Kaspar Schiess <eule at space.ch> wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> Is it just me or are the upload plugin instructions all buggy? I had to
> change the following bits of code:
>
> - FilesController#progress: #check is an instance method if the
> Singleton Mongrel::Uploads, so Uploads.instance.check instead of
> Uploads.check.
>
>    def progress
>      render :update do |page|
>        @status = Mongrel::Uploads.instance.check(params[:upload_id])
>        page.upload_progress.update(@status['size'], @status['received'])
> if @status
>      end
>    end
>
> - Progressbar would not show at first. I had to fix the javascript at
> least in one place:
>
>       update: function(status, statusHTML) {
>         this.statusText.innerHTML = statusHTML;
> +      this.statusBar.style.width = '' + Math.floor(this.statusBarWidth
> * status) + 'px';
> -      this.statusBar.style.width = Math.floor(this.statusBarWidth *
> status);
>       }
>
> - Not a problem of the instructions per se, but worth mentioning:
> Lighttpd seems to buffer the whole upload and then send it all at once
> to a proxied mongrel instance behind it. So that won't give you any
> progress bar at all. Pound as a frontend behaves much better.
>
> I hope to be of help with this tale of experience made. Really nice work
> on the plugin guys, thank you a lot. Zed, thanks for Mongrel, it has
> given me confidence about rails deployment for the first time - have
> tried all other magic bullets, and most of them didn't quite work.
>
> best regards
> kaspar
>
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I don't know, I made that video with that exact code.


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