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From Erik de Bruin <e...@ixsoftware.nl>
Subject Re: updating ApacheFlexSDK URL in Om's installer
Date Thu, 26 Jul 2012 05:37:00 GMT
Om,

> If you don't mind, can you please post this approach on
> infrastructure-dev@apache.org and see if there are any objections?

I would love to post the message myself, but according to [1]:
"Participation in these lists is only available to ASF committers."
This is the message I was going to send, maybe you as a committer can
post it?

<message>
Hi all,

I'm writing on behalf of the Apache Flex (incubating) community. We're
working on a tool that helps an end-user to download and install our
binaries to the correct location on their system for use in an IDE.

We would like to do this the proper way, which in our understanding is
by using a dynamically assigned download mirror instead of a
hard-coded link. I've read all of the documentation I could find and
I've come up with the following solution:

1. create a wrapper around the generic 'mirrors.cgi', as described in [1];
2. create a HTML file containing only the tag: [preferred]. We need
only one mirror URL as this is an automated download process;
3. place these two in the root of our project site;
4. call the wrapper CGI as a web service from our application, and use
the result for the domain section of the URL.

My questions:
- is this a valid solution?
- is there an 'easier' way to get a single dynamic mirror URL?
- what did I miss, what did I forget to ask?

Thank you very much for your assistance and patience,

EdB

[1] http://www.apache.org/dev/release-download-pages.html
</message>

EdB

[1] http://apache.org/dev/infra-mail.html



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