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Problems uploading a plug in

Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 12:27pm

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Superman

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Hiya. Ive just spent the last 14 hours uploading a 33 meg .zip file to a space I created on the ftp site for plug in uploads. So finally, I go to copy the name from my space to finish the upload process, and it gets rejected because supposedly there is a .bin extension on the end of the image files.

I can't tell based on checking my preferences in Stuffit Deluxe 6.5 why it's adding that to the files inside...

I'm on a Mac... Is this going to cancel me out from submitting plug ins because I can't zip it right?

And one other thing, I'm on dialup (no broadband in my area) so is it possible that someone could download this zip file from my ftp space and submit it for me? Thanx...
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 12:50pm

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Superman

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OK, maybe I answered my own question. It appears my FTP client may have been adding that on upload, I think I fixed it, and I have a second plug in I plan on uploading later today, so we shall see if that works.

In the mean time I still would like someone with broadband (if they dont mind) to try and download my plug in, rencode it, and submit it for me, please. Tanx again. smile
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 12:53pm

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malone

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Are you sure your image editor didnt create the images with that filename? It seems strange that your zipping program would rename certain files, and even stranger if your ftp client was altering the contents of zip files.

Anyway, I've edited your zip and renamed those 2 files so you can try submitting it again. By the way, only the csb team can access your ftp space so other people wont be able to download your plugin until its been added to the website
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 1:11pm

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Bowie

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Hey, that happened to me too. You must be on os x. Use a utility like cocktail, and make the invisible items visible. Delete the .Ds_Store file and change the image extention from bin to tif. Oh, and use dropzip from alladin if you're on panther because the built-in zip utility adds an extra folder, no good.
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 1:55pm

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Superman

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malone wrote:

Are you sure your image editor didnt create the images with that filename? It seems strange that your zipping program would rename certain files, and even stranger if your ftp client was altering the contents of zip files.

Anyway, I've edited your zip and renamed those 2 files so you can try submitting it again. By the way, only the csb team can access your ftp space so other people wont be able to download your plugin until its been added to the website
No, Photoshop didnt add them, and now I dont think Stuffit did either. I saw a pregference in my FTP client that will add .bin extension. So I turned it off.

You can delete the 25 meg file just called "Black_Hole.zip" because it is an incomplete upload. I lost my connection and had to start over, which is why the second file is called "Black_Hole_rev.zip."

Thanx for your help. smile
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 1:57pm

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Superman

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Bowie wrote:

Hey, that happened to me too. You must be on os x. Use a utility like cocktail, and make the invisible items visible. Delete the .Ds_Store file and change the image extention from bin to tif. Oh, and use dropzip from alladin if you're on panther because the built-in zip utility adds an extra folder, no good.
I made sure I killed the .DS file before I assembled the plug in. I also made the zip file in OS 9 to avoid getting another one again. Thanx. smile
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 2:00pm

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malone

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I deleted the original black_hole.zip and renamed black_hole_rev.zip to black_hole.zip. So the file that is there at the moment is about 36MB and should be accepted by the plugin submitter. You just need to add the preview images and description then wait for us to review it.
Posted: Sun, 23rd Nov 2003, 2:01pm

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Superman

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OK, I just tried to continue with my submission, and when I try to copy the name of the file on the server, it says this:

The file you chose is not valid, please try again