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.
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:
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.