After having purchased a downloadable product and following the download link in the receipt, user ends up on a page with "The download link is expired or is not ready." message. This is a bug from the user's perspective who has just successfully paid for the product and expects a download link.
I know admin can activate the link in the orders list but this is not acceptable and this involvement does not make given that the payment was successfully processed. Please, let me know how to make those download links active by default so that admin does not have to be involved