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wxDownload Fast (also known as wxDFast) is a free/open source download manager. It was created to be multi-platform, so at the moment it builds on Windows (2000, XP), Linux, BSD, and Mac OS X. Besides that, it is a multi-threaded (aka accelerated or segmented) download manager. This means that it can split a file into several pieces and download the pieces simultaneously. Created in C++ using the wxWidgets library, wxDownload Fast can be built with MinGW or MSVC, allowing it to be built with just free/open source tools.

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Features

  • Faster downloads using Segmented/Multi-threaded/Accelerated transfers[1]
  • Download resuming
  • Download scheduling
  • Easy access to complete downloads
  • View server messages (HTTP, FTP, file://). No HTTPS support.
  • Available in multiple languages and easily translated (due to the use of the gettext library)[2][3]. Now available in Armenian, Czech, English, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish
  • Connection to FTP servers which require a password
  • Calculates the MD5 or SHA-1 checksum of downloaded files so they can be easily verified
  • Metalink support
  • Firefox integration with Flashgot
  • Proxy server support
  • Portable version (Windows only)

See also

References

  1. ^ Detnews.com | This article is no longer available online
  2. ^ redhat.com | Red Hat Magazine - Code Internationalization 101
  3. ^ Internationalization - GNU Coding Standards

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