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Last post Feb 13, 2019 06:46 PM by Webio

  • CodePlex requires JavaScript for downloads

    Feb 12, 2019 12:01 PM|Webio|LINK

    Hello,

    in platform XML file available here:

    https://aka.ms/webapplicationlist

    there are 35 references to ".codeplex.com". One of my clients which is using MSP Control for browsing and downloading apps wanted to install BlogEngine but it failed. I've investigated a little and file which is being downloaded contains error page:

    ...

    <noscript>JavaScript is required to use the CodePlex archive.</noscript>

    ...

    I've looked into application XML file and found BlogEngine:

    http://blogengine.codeplex.com/Project/Download/FileDownload.aspx?DownloadId=1539116

    and it works in normal browser. I've testes also this package in normal IIS Web Platform Installer and it also failes during downloading.

    Anyone from MS can look into this?

    Thanks

  • Re: CodePlex requires JavaScript for downloads

    Feb 12, 2019 06:11 PM|lextm|LINK

    The installer itself is not owned by Microsoft. So you might reach out to its owner(s) or original developers, https://github.com/rxtur/BlogEngine.NET/issues 

    Forget about CodePlex please, as it is dead and such open source projects usually migrated to GitHub already.

    Lex Li
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  • Re: CodePlex requires JavaScript for downloads

    Feb 12, 2019 08:24 PM|Webio|LINK

    Installer is provided in XML file delivered by Microsoft Web Platform Installer which contains URL to codeplex. I can't do anything here. I can't ditch codeplex because Microsoft points me there. I'm shared hosting provider using MSP Control panel which provides application installer which is based on Web Platform Installer. Please read again my first post. Everything is there.

    1. Web Platform Installer is using XML URL https://aka.ms/webapplicationlist for handling applications
    2. This XML file is maintained by MS
    3. XML file contains URLs to CodePlex
    4. Error JavaScript is required to use the CodePlex archive.
  • Re: CodePlex requires JavaScript for downloads

    Feb 12, 2019 10:16 PM|lextm|LINK

    Webio

    The gallery is simply an app store, so what appears in the feed/XML is determined by what has been submitted to Microsoft. If you observed this forum for a while, you should notice that more and more issues have been happening in the past few months, and Microsoft has been rather slow on responding and cleaning up the mess.

    Webio

    I'm shared hosting provider using MSP Control panel which provides application installer which is based on Web Platform Installer.

    You probably should be prepared for more issues like this one, and re-consider if MSP Control panel still has a future.

    Lex Li
    Affordable IIS Consulting Services at https://support.lextudio.com/services/consulting.html
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  • Re: CodePlex requires JavaScript for downloads

    Feb 13, 2019 05:40 AM|Webio|LINK

    Yep thats true but this time someone from Microsoft as a maintainer of CodePlex archive made some applications not usable in their other product (Web Platform Installer) so I hoped this could be resolved by them (c'mon JavaScript need for downloading something?).

  • Re: CodePlex requires JavaScript for downloads

    Feb 13, 2019 06:26 PM|lextm|LINK

    Webio

    this time someone from Microsoft as a maintainer of CodePlex archive made some applications not usable

    Shutting down CodePlex took Microsoft a very long time, and all CodePlex project owners (including me) had been giving enough time to migrate (if the projects were still active). Dead projects died with CodePlex (maybe not peacefully enough).

    What you should not hope right now, is some magic from Microsoft to fix such issues for you, because there is no more CodePlex team, and Web Platform Installer itself has an uncertain future. No new third party packages can be submitted to the gallery, if you didn't know yet.

    Lex Li
    Affordable IIS Consulting Services at https://support.lextudio.com/services/consulting.html
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  • Re: CodePlex requires JavaScript for downloads

    Feb 13, 2019 06:46 PM|Webio|LINK

    and thats probably only anwer I will get regarding this problem. Basically I wanted to point out that there are some applications on Web Platform Installer which are pointing to CodePlex server and they will also fail installation on normal Web Platform Installer application so this is not only my issue. I'm almost sure that many people experienced this issue but error log from Web Platform Installer is not pointing direct issue here. 

    Error log finish with:

    DownloadManager Information: 0 : Content-Encoding header: 'gzip'
    DownloadManager Information: 0 : Number of bytes downloaded over the internet: '665'
    DownloadManager Information: 0 : Number of bytes after possible decompression: '1408'
    DownloadManager Information: 0 : File 'C:\Users\WINDOWSUSER\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Web Platform Installer\installers\BlogEngineNET\7DF760D5D4600D6FC8E6C18D58E7BF9D74DC81FD\-p=blogengine' already exists, deleting old copy of the file
    DownloadManager Information: 0 : Moving downloaded file 'C:\Users\WINDOWSUSER\AppData\Local\Temp\tmp9A1A.tmp' to: C:\Users\WINDOWSUSER\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Web Platform Installer\installers\BlogEngineNET\7DF760D5D4600D6FC8E6C18D58E7BF9D74DC81FD\-p=blogengine
    DownloadManager Error: 0 : Signature verification failed on downloaded file. URL: http://blogengine.codeplex.com/Project/Download/FileDownload.aspx?DownloadId=1539116. File location: C:\Users\WINDOWSUSER\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Web Platform Installer\installers\BlogEngineNET\7DF760D5D4600D6FC8E6C18D58E7BF9D74DC81FD\-p=blogengine. File size: 1 kb
    DownloadManager Information: 0 : Product BlogEngine.NET done install completed
    DownloadManager Information: 0 : Increasing current install to 2
    DownloadManager Information: 0 : Product: BlogEngineNET, Install Status: InstallCompleted-Failure, Install Time: 00:00:00
    

    and only when you check:

    C:\Users\WINDOWSUSER\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Web Platform Installer\installers\BlogEngineNET\7DF760D5D4600D6FC8E6C18D58E7BF9D74DC81FD\-p=blogengine

    file you will see CodePlex no javascript error page:

    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <!-- Built from commit cac18c874008748ab87dfbbde0cf6ff07892fbc2 at Tue, 12 Jun 2018 17:17:07 GMT -->
    <html>
      <head>
        <title>CodePlex Archive</title>      
    
        <meta charset="UTF-8">
        <meta content="summary" name="twitter:card" />
        <meta content="@CodePlex" name="twitter:site" />
        <meta content="https://archive.codeplex.com/" name="twitter:url" />
        <meta content="CodePlex Archive" name="twitter:title" />
        <meta content="An archive of the CodePlex open source hosting site" name="twitter:description" />
        <meta content="https://archive.codeplex.com/codeplex.png" name="twitter:image" />
        <meta content="CodePlex Archive" property="og:site_name" />
        <meta content="https://archive.codeplex.com/" property="og:url" />
        <meta content="website" property="og:type" />
        <meta content="CodePlex Archive" property="og:title" />
        <meta content="An archive of the CodePlex open source hosting site" property="og:description" />
        <meta content="https://archive.codeplex.com/codeplex.png" property="og:image" />
    
        <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico">
        <link href="/static/css/main.787d866e.css" rel="stylesheet">
      </head>
      <body>
        <noscript>JavaScript is required to use the CodePlex archive.</noscript>
        <div id="container"></div>
        <script src="/static/js/main.787d866e.js"></script>    
      </body>
    </html>

    so this problem could be facing more users but they are not investigating it too much.

    Just my few cents.