Download a folder from repository (not complete repository or single files)
It's currently only possible to download the entire repository as a zip file. In some situations, it may be desirable to download just a portion (folder) of the repository as a zip file.
When outside of the root folder, the download button should display the following options:
This is using a similar approach to the additional functionality on the plus button where the context is highlighted by a group header.
we're using GitLab actively in many of our software projects. Some of our repositories are quite big because of binary files of its toolchains. When I want to get updated files from similar repositories I'd prefer to browse in GitLab in the other project and right-click on every file I want to have on "Raw" - button "Save as". But that's annoying when I want to download several files.
Can I download a whole folder instead of the whole repository as e.g. zip file?
Downloading the whole respository would require several Gigabytes (!) to download, over a slow connection this may take a lot of time. Downloading single files would also take a lot of time because I need to right-click on "Raw" - button of every file.
What about a new entry in download combo box:
Download repository zip
Download repository tar.gz
Download repository tar.bz2
Download repository tar
Download folder zip
Download folder tar.gz
Download folder gar.bz2
Download folder tar
I already had a look into issue #19830 (closed) and am disappointed that you say it's not "feasible with the current architecture".
Is it really so difficult to implement? I think audience would be given by "bigger" repositories.
Thanks in advance for support,