I’m having this same problem downloading CE v188.8.131.52 from this URL: http://www.magentocommerce.com/download/
The zipped file will start to download, although painfully very slow, then at some point, it will abruptly stop / break / hang / half-complete or whatever along the way, and giving me false alert that the whole file has finished downloading.
When I check the size of the downloaded file, it’s always between 3 to 4MB as against the normal 13.98MB file size for the complete tar.bz2 file.
Also, when I try to open the downloaded file, of course, I get error message since the file didn’t download completely.
Initially, I though it was my browser. I have used several browsers including Firefox, Chrome and Opera but nothing worked. I even tried downloading via download manager software, yet no success. I even went to the extent of changing my IP address using proxy.
I’ve been having this problem for the past 3 consecutive days. I don’t know what’s really wrong. I thought I was the only one facing this problem until I searched and found some threads where others complained bitterly of the same issue.
I’m really disappointed that uptil now, nothing tangible has been done by the Magento Team to address this issue. If you guys don’t want us to download the Community Edition freely, simply come out clean instead of making life miserable for some of us. I really like Magento and always prefer to use it for my projects, but you guys are not making it any easier for me.
Please, whoever is in charge, kindly do something urgently. I don’t feel safe downloading the software from somewhere else.
Thanks and best regards.