By Nirmay26-Oracle on Aug 29, 2008
Downloader4X (a.k.a D4X), a multithreaded download manager, is pretty well known GUI application in the UNIX community. The product has lots of comparable features including support for recursive downloading through both FTP and HTTP protocol. It scores well on the usability aspect as well. These are the reasons, I decided to port it to OpenSolaris and integrate the packages into the JDS repository.
I did an initial port (v188.8.131.52) using the CBE infrastructue and with gcc compiler, and it seems to be working fairly well on OpenSolaris. You can download the SVR4 packages from here.
Though d4x project has a good user base, it seems that the project has stalled now. There has been no release since April 2006 and since recently even their web-site is down. This means that there is probably no hope for new features and there are almost no chances of getting source code level support. These reasons have made it extremely difficult for me to help get this integrated into OpenSolaris package repository. But anyhow, I have the port ready, and I thought I will just put it up on my blog for people who want to play with it.
So, feel free to download and use it, but bear in mind that it is not officially supported.