20 Aug 2007 3:33 AM #1
DigitalBucket.net: Ext 2.0 based online file storage application [Update]
digitalbucket.net is open for public beta testing. It provides a desktop like environment and a windows explorer style file manager. It currently offers 1GB storage and 3GB/month bandwidth for free.
Most of the EXT controls are used such as TreePanel, GridPanel, DataView, Window, Toolbar, Menu and more. Also EXT is used for data communication between client and server.
There are many features available in the application and some of them are:
- Manage your files and folders easily using a very flexible and powerful UI.
- Share files and folders with other digitalbucket.net users.
- Publish your files online so everybody can access them easily.
- Edit office documents online using ZOHO right inside the application.
- Edit image files using SnipShot online image editor.
- Zip and unzip your files easily.
Please feel free to report and comments and errors to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We updated the whole application to use EXT 2.0. The biggest change is it's desktop like environment that is based on desktop example that is provided with EXT 2.0.
20 Aug 2007 5:01 AM #2
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Whoa! Very nice. People are going to like that interface.
I get this in Firebug when I select Properties of an image:
this.contextFiles has no properties http://www.digitalbucket.net/ClientCode/Resource.axd?r=DigitalBuclet.Menues.js&v=2007.08.14 Line 157
20 Aug 2007 9:41 AM #3
20 Aug 2007 7:46 PM #4
21 Aug 2007 12:43 AM #5
Suddenly I thought to myself, "Is Web really the future? or are we going back to desktop application (now Rich clients) days?"
21 Aug 2007 2:55 AM #6
i cannot upload any files.... i created a test.tar.gz tarball with a few PDF's in it and tried to upload it... when i add it to the list and press upload it instantly says 'completed' and with my adsl connection you just cannot upload 150kb that fast
then when i keep pressing upload the flash uploader or dialog has a bug where you cannot close it anymore... now i'm stuck with a modal dialog where the 'close' button is disabled...
this means i cannot test the support (if any) of tar / tar.gz and tar.bz2 files and possibly rar files. though I'm probably wishing for the impossible here, since it runs on .aspx i'm guessing no Unix support what-so-ever
besides those little quirks that keep me from looking and testing it further for my company's purposes it looks very very good !! kudus to you bahar
I'll keep my eye out for a version that works with Linux/Firefox and possibly has a little less microsoft themed ui (since most of my employee's are not going to want to use it when it looks like M$ explorer)
Please do not take this a hard criticism i really love the site and idea, while I'm normally against web based file management cause WEBDAV is much much better for that and natively supported in any serious operating system (yes even microsoft windows ) this really does looks good and most importantly the look-and-feel for working with files is intuitively which i think is the most important thing. if you have WEBDAV support i can really see this work in a intranet setting with optional support for internet access over https.
i only have one other comment, the file/edit/view/help bar is not so intuitively when i press 'file' nothing happens, i have to click on the little right side arrow to get the menu.
again kudos for a great side, i bet my problems are a non-issue on ms ie browsers but since we are a Unix shop we don't have those here :P
21 Aug 2007 3:11 AM #7
i just looked a bit under the hood of digitalbucket.net and i discovered a major problem.. at least for me...
you authenticate people over plain http... when i upload files to your server and trust you to keep my data safe, i would really want my users to be authenticated over SSL and not over plain-text http... i think this defeats the purpose of the entire service in one blow.
i see you use some generated .net asp -isch stuff so i don't know if it's even possible to use https, but authenticating without encryption for any real (web)service is a big no-go for me or any real user in my opinion.
again kudos for a great site and don't take my reports too harshly still love the site and a great use of extjs
21 Aug 2007 3:38 AM #8
Thanks for your comments.
The bug in image properties menu is fixed. Thanks Animal.
It seems the flash upload controls has some issues in Linux, for that reason we are going to offer the upload without the flash control too.
The application doesn't have any specific needs that can't be run on Unix. We just haven't tested there yet but we surly going to support Linux/FireFox.
And for SSL part we are implementing it ASAP not just for authentication but for transferring files to and from digitalbucket.net. Thanks trbs.
21 Aug 2007 3:55 AM #9
21 Aug 2007 12:02 PM #10
Your upload tool is cool. What upload tool are you using?Santosh Shrestha