03-21-2011 06:17 AM
I am on a 2mbps connection and am getting only 6-7kbps download speed when downloading the webworks SDK or the eclipse plugin files. Plus often the download suddenly ends before completion - sometimes after 4-5 hours of starting download.
What makes this even more agonizing is that there is no resuming the download, so I have to restart everytime. I have transferred 14gb+ data in the past 2 weeks and have not been able to download even one complete eclipse setup file or the sdk.
These files are not available for download anywhere else - trust me I have been looking for the past 15 days now
Faster download speeds from the blackberry servers would be great but alternate download links which support resuming would help too.
Right now am so frustated that am seriously considering abandoning BB development...
Would someone please help with this problem?
03-21-2011 08:28 AM
Same here! It takes forever to download and if it is not finished within 2 hours the download simply die. And almost any download is “setup.exe” which makes finding it later a mess.
I know you have to register to download but guys ’come on!
03-22-2011 07:06 AM
It worked, but with a trick Looks like blackberry (or Akamai why do you guys are not using Amazons AWS??)
Use Opera browser for your download. After the download starts press right mouse key and select "Reload every -> 5 Minutes"
This keeps the session up to date.
I still don't know why the download is so slow here in Europe. BB should switch to a different CDN.
03-24-2011 07:34 AM
Opera worked...but after quitting the download thrice. Fourth time lucky though it took over 5 hours for 320MB
Also, it worked after I disabled the 5 min refresh of the the page...so not sure about this.
Blackberry should do dometing about these problems - I would assume the last thing they want to do right now is to drive away devs! Apple or Android dev tools are a breeze to download and most are available at multiple sites / torrents.
But to each his own...