I've tried to upgrade to 3.42 but it gives you one or two changes to get the download right (which is impossible with internet explorer most of the time) and then you're out of luck. "Sorry" and you have no download option despite the fact that you haven't downloaded anything.
I have 500+ folders with 1-6 folders in each plus 1-20+ files in each of those and without bulk upload/add whole structure from server there's no way I can use this extension despit all the work I've put into modifying the way it looks. The fact that it's pre-packaged [with my web host?] gives me the impression that it's much closer to perfect which it's defintely not.
You should try version 3.44. There has been extensive testing of the two bulk upload features which have been merged into a single, more flexible facility.
There's an FAQ at http://www.remository.com explaining how to configure IE to avoid download problems. The feature of limiting the number of times the same file could be downloaded was introduced by popular request, and I like to demonstrate the features of the product in my own use of it. When people reporting the issue with IE to me, as well as writing the FAQ, I also changed the configuration to increase the number of download attempts permitted. And it's only a limit for one day, after all!
Version 3.44 also has new options to configure the display without program changes, but it is inevitable that some people will want more variation than can be reasonably handled through parameters. There is also a FAQ on how to hack Remository, and I usually give information to anyone who asks how to achieve any particular change (subject to time).
The package as it came wasn't quite what I wanted but, after hunting through the code, I was able to customise it to more or less what I'm after. The code itself has some useful comments in it but finding the files you need to amend is not so easy if you're not an experienced user. I also found that no one seems to have cracked the complexities of the user permissions. There are several queries posted on the Forum but not so many answers.
But the bottom line is that this is a useful component if you want a simple, straightforward download facility. If you want more than that, then be prepared to pay for it!
First one needs to figure this out without any docs. Then there is the fact that it points to a different location and will not allow you to download (receive 404 message)
I like its easy layout and icons.
I'm still fixing some problems it now and when I get this going then I may give a better rating.
I don't understand what is meant by saying that Remository points to a different location and will not allow you to download. Remository supports files that are hosted either locally or remotely, and if it refused downloads, nobody would ever be able to use it, since the only way to obtain a copy is by downloading it from a Remository repository! If people report reproducible problems, then I fix them!
Now I Tried ReMOSitory and this is really wunderful.
Very easy to handle, less bugs and a perfect look !
Look an Funcions much better than every other Download Tool.
Only the SEF for Artio is not working, but im sure this is coming.
Good Work ! Go on !
Documentation is non-existant and the forums, while not dead, don't answer much. FAQ's are pointless.
Please write up user documentation on how to configure and use this and build in Community Builder support. Without the first this is an exercise in futility and until the second I see no use for it at all.
The "groups" should be implemented within the component itself rather than have to download and install mambothemegroups.
The updating of existing files is a little confusing to some users but most are ok with the approach used.
The ability to auto approve and publish based on a specific user (mambotheme) group is lacking.
Finaly, needs to have a cpanel type landing page for the backend component.
I don't know what made you submit such a report! It's superficial and untrue. The stable version of Remository is working perfectly well, any problems are surely dependent on specific circumstances. And for an Open Source project the forum is serviced acceptably well. If you require shorter response times you could always opt for "problem fix" on the Remository homepage. But I doubt you are willing to spend any money on support. You seem more like the type "I want my fix now and I want it free of charge!" That's the attitude that will eventually be the death of Open Source development.