File upload improvements

Ever since we introduced the file upload section for repos, the two requests we’ve received the most have been for a no-flash alternative and download stats. Today we’re introducing both.

Flash-less uploads

We’ve had our reasons for using flash, mainly that it allows you to upload directly to S3 (instead of our server acting as a proxy), and flash can provide a status bar. Today we added a second means of uploading, basic HTML.

Flash will still be the default, but for users that block flash or don’t even have it installed, there’s now an alternative. As a bonus, if you use Chrome it will give you an upload status:

Download stats

The other major improvement we added were download stats:

Note that these download counts are from today forward. We were unable to retroactively calculate downloads.

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