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From Om <>
Subject InstallApacheFlex - TODO
Date Fri, 20 Jul 2012 18:34:11 GMT
On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 7:50 AM, Nicholas Kwiatkowski <>wrote:

> It's not really apart of the release, so I don't think so, but we should be
> able to create another place for it to exist.
> BTW: Is the installer final? I'd like to post it on the website as well.
> -Nick
Here are the outstanding items for the installer.  In the interest of time,
it would be great if folks pick items from this list and get it done.

1.  Build auto-update mechanism (Om + Carol)

I would like help with these items:

2.  Use closer.cgi to automatically pick a download mirror.   The app must
somehow get the preferred mirror url.  The closer.cgi,  ex:
a html which contains a link to a preferred mirror.  We should
probably parse the html in the app to grab the preferred url?  Anyone knows
of a better approach?  The documentation is here:

3.  Signing the binaries the Apache way.  I was hoping to learn the
process, but if Carol can do it for this release, that would be great.  In
any case, I dont have access to a Mac, and I dont think I should be signing
artifacts that I personally did not generate.

4.  The installer app needs to programatically verify the downloaded flex
binaries' signatures.  I have very little experience with crypto
algorithms.  Can someone take this up?  Even if someone can explain the
steps to do this, I can get it done.

5.  Signing the binaries the Adobe AIR way.  This process will allow us to
have Apache Flex (or ASF) as the publisher ID in the installer.  This makes
the installer app look more reliable for end users.
I am engaged in a discussion about this process in the @infra-dev list.  I
am not sure when this might be set up for us.  I dont think we can afford
to delay the release of the app for this feature.  Or should we wait?


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