I have local instance of galaxy and wanted to modify "upload file" so that I will be able to upload large files ( > 2GB). The reason I am trying to do this in browser is that extra tools for FTP do not really work in my environment because of all the constraints and firewalls. I came up with jQuery file upload tool (http://blueimp.github.com/jQuery-File-Upload/), and the tool seems fine if it is possible me to integrate into my galaxy instance.
My questions are: -Is it too cumbersome to achieve this goal with external tools? -how deep should I hit the galaxy (at the code level) to integrate this jquery tool? -Are there any alternatives to upload large files in browser without FTP?