[development] File transfer patch by Arto Bendiken

Boris Mann boris at bryght.com
Fri Jul 21 13:57:42 UTC 2006

Just wanted to post a pointer to a file transfer patch made by Arto  
Bendiken (a name you might recognize from a large static page caching  
module: http://bendiken.net/2006/05/28/static-page-caching-for-drupal  
or the infamous Drupal vs. Mambo article: http://bendiken.net/ 

See http://drupal.org/node/74472:

> This is a simple & short patch against HEAD that adds a new file  
> download method, "Custom", to the admin/setting/file-systems  
> screen. With "Custom" selected, the "file_transfer_handler"  
> configuration variable is expected to contain the name of a  
> function that will handle the actual file transfer, and  
> file_transfer() (in includes/file.inc) is modified to delegate the  
> transfer process to that function.

We were working together last week and my small contribution was to  
lean over his shoulder and go "hey -- can't we abstract that?". This  
should make it possible for implementing some alternate file transfer  
methods -- like my current personal favourite, Amazon S3.


Boris Mann
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