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From Nicholas Kwiatkowski <nicho...@spoon.as>
Subject Re: updating ApacheFlexSDK URL in Om's installer
Date Thu, 26 Jul 2012 19:34:36 GMT
Sounds good.  I'll see what I can do.  My perl is about 200
years-old-rusty, so I'm trying to slog through making it, and making it
right.

-Nick

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 3:28 PM, Om <bigosmallm@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jul 26, 2012 8:53 AM, "Nicholas Kwiatkowski" <nicholas@spoon.as> wrote:
> >
> > Om, et. all,
> >
> > I'm set to work on getting something like this to work this evening.
>  I've
> > got a custom CGI script that will make the entire "select a mirror" thing
> > easier, but I needs some debugging (I'm waiting for log files).  I will
> > make sure we have something in place for this.
> >
> > Is something as simple as just returning the URL to the download enough?
>
> Thanks Nick.
>
> Thinking about this more, I think a generic service that takes in the path
> of the required binary file (ex.
>
> /incubator/flex/4.8.0-incubating/binaries/apache-flex-sdk-4.8.0-incubating-bin.zip
> ) , and returns a fully qualified  url of the preferred mirror site would
> be the perfect solution.
>
> We can add this service's url to the config xml.  The installer app will
> first make a call to this service to get the correct mirror url.
>
> Also, if we end up hosting the installer binary in the same way as other
> Apache binaries, the badge swf (that lets you download the installer) can
> use the same service to resolve the preferred mirror to download the
> installer binary from.
> Furthermore, I guess such a service would benefit other Apache projects as
> well.
>
> Thanks,
> Om
>
> >  We can't use the CMS as suggested because it will automatically add in
> the
> > header / footer/ etc. which will need to be parsed out.
> >
> > -Nick
> >
> > On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 10:53 PM, Om <bigosmallm@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Erik,
> > >
> > > This is the closest we have come in terms of a solution to this problem
> > > :-)  Lets try to figure out a way to implement and test this.
> > >
> > > If you don't mind, can you please post this approach on
> > > infrastructure-dev@apache.org and see if there are any objections?
> > >
> > > Nick, do you think you can implement this on the server?  The steps
> seem to
> > > be relatively straightforward.   If needed, I can try to get access and
> try
> > > it out.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Om
> > > On Jul 25, 2012 3:37 PM, "Erik de Bruin" <erik@ixsoftware.nl> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > I think I have the solution figured out, but I have no way of testing
> it.
> > > >
> > > > I'm posting my findings ("steps to reproduce" ;-)) here and attaching
> > > > my patches to FLEX-33106, for lack of a better 'location'. Here goes:
> > > >
> > > > 1. Create 'single-mirror-url.cgi' in the root of the site (i.e.
> > > > http://incubator.apache.org/flex/single-mirror-url.cgi) with these
> > > > three lines:
> > > >
> > > > #!/bin/sh
> > > > # Wrapper around the standard mirrors.cgi script
> > > > exec /www/www.apache.org/dyn/mirrors/mirrors.cgi $*
> > > >
> > > > 2. Create 'single-mirror-url.html' (.mdtext?) next to the .cgi from
> > > > step 1., with only this line:
> > > >
> > > > [preferred]
> > > >
> > > > 3. Set CGI script permissions to executable
> > > >
> > > > % chmod a+x single-mirror-url.cgi
> > > >
> > > > 4. In 'ApacheFlexConfig.xml', change the 'path' attribute of the
> > > > 'ApacheFlexSDK' node to "/incubator/flex/4.8.0-incubating/binaries/"
> > > > and the 'file' attribute to
> > > > "apache-flex-sdk-4.8.0-incubating-bin.zip". Note: the application
> > > > (when patched) will take care of the addition of the mirror domain to
> > > > complete the URL.
> > > >
> > > > 5. Apply patches to InstallApacheFlex source
> > > >
> > > >     InstallApacheFlex.txt for InstallApacheFlex.mxml
> > > >     ViewResourceConstants.txt for ViewResourceConstants.as
> > > >     RuntimeLocale.txt for RuntimeLocale.as
> > > >
> > > > HTH and that I understood the rules and regulations for patching etc.
> > > > correctly (if not, please tell me and I'll behave better next time),
> > > >
> > > > Regards,
> > > >
> > > > EdB
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 7:36 PM, Om <bigosmallm@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 10:02 AM, Erik de Bruin <
> erik@ixsoftware.nl>
> > > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > >> Hi,
> > > > >>
> > > > >> I might be able to help with this. Can you host PHP (which is
the
> > > > >> language I'm most familiar with)?
> > > > >>
> > > > >> I can call the 'closer-cgi' (whatever that is, I'd have to read
up
> a
> > > > >> bit on the intended functionality) from PHP and return the config
> XML.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> I can create a patch for the app as well, allowing it to handle
> the
> > > > >> call to the web service instead of reading the config XML from
> local
> > > > >> system.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> EdB
> > > > >>
> > > > >
> > > > > Erik,
> > > > >
> > > > > That would be awesome!  Here is some documentation regarding this:
> > > > > http://www.apache.org/dev/mirrors.html
> > > > > http://www.apache.org/dev/release-download-pages.html
> > > > >
> > > > > Here is config file that the installer app loads:
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> http://people.apache.org/~bigosmallm/installapacheflex/ApacheFlexConfig.xml
> > > > >
> > > > > In this xml, the element: <file name="ApacheFlexSDK" path="
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
>
> http://people.apache.org/~cframpton/ApacheFlexRC/release_candidate_3/binaries/
> > > > "
> > > > > file="apache-flex-sdk-4.8.0-incubating-bin.zip"/>
> > > > >
> > > > > needs to updated dynamically with the 'preferred mirror' url from
> the
> > > > > closer.cgi script.
> > > > >
> > > > > I hope this info is sufficient for you to start.  You might want
to
> > > jump
> > > > on
> > > > > to infrastructure-dev@apache.org (public list) if you need expert
> > > > advice.
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks for volunteering :-)
> > > > >
> > > > > Om
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Ix Multimedia Software
> > > >
> > > > Jan Luykenstraat 27
> > > > 3521 VB Utrecht
> > > >
> > > > T. 06-51952295
> > > > I. www.ixsoftware.nl
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > P.S. I would like everybody to know that as of this morning I broke
> my
> > > > personal record for days lived.
> > > >
> > >
>

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