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task #14955: Submission of synodl

Submitted by:  Stefan Ott <blatta>
Submitted on:  Wed 06 Jun 2018 09:56:03 PM UTC  
Should Start On:  Wed 06 Jun 2018 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Sat 16 Jun 2018 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Cancelled Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  Ineiev <ineiev>
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

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Fri 15 Jun 2018 01:50:39 PM UTC, comment #7:

Thank you, cancelling.

Ineiev <ineiev>
Site AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Fri 15 Jun 2018 11:40:47 AM UTC, comment #6:

Hmm true, I can see that. I figured that, like a web browser, as long as the client application was free software and the API well-defined that might not be a problem.

Still, I do see your point and thank you for the time you spent reviewing this.

Stefan Ott <blatta>
Fri 15 Jun 2018 11:30:54 AM UTC, comment #5:

Then your package doesn't meet Savannah hosting requirements: it has a nonfree dependency.

Ineiev <ineiev>
Site AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Fri 15 Jun 2018 10:41:08 AM UTC, comment #4:

I don't know how it works internally. It has a well-documented API for managing it tasks and, as far as I can tell, delegates the actual downloading to one of its backends – in the case of bittorrent that would the "transmission" daemon.

Unfortunately while the API is public, DownloadStation itself is not free software.

Stefan Ott <blatta>
Fri 15 Jun 2018 08:41:52 AM UTC, comment #3:

How does DownloadStation work? Who are its providers?

Ineiev <ineiev>
Site AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Fri 15 Jun 2018 01:07:35 AM UTC, comment #2:

Of course: Synology is a manufacturer of networked storage appliances. These devices can run a service called DownloadStation which is essentially a download manager that downloads remote data through various protocols (such as bittorrent) directly to the network storage.

Interaction with that service (i.e. adding and removing download tasks) typically happens through a web interface. Synodl allows its user to skip the web interface and instead manage their download tasks directly from the command line.

Stefan Ott <blatta>
Thu 14 Jun 2018 05:53:19 PM UTC, comment #1:

Could you elaborate what DownloadStation and Synology NAS devices are?

Ineiev <ineiev>
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Wed 06 Jun 2018 09:56:03 PM UTC, original submission:

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Registration Details

  • Name: synodl
  • System Name: synodl
  • Type: non-GNU software and documentation
  • License: GNU General Public License v3 or later


Synodl is a command-line client for the DownloadStation application on Synology NAS devices. It allows the user to manage download tasks without using the DownloadStation web UI.

The application is written in C and uses ncurses for its user interface.

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