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From Carol Frampton <>
Subject Re: updating ApacheFlexSDK URL in Om's installer
Date Thu, 26 Jul 2012 22:18:35 GMT
{more input from infra}

On 7/26/12 5 :23PM, "Greg Stein" <<>> wrote:

That link works for a web browser to generate a default download page.

Carol: your solution looks proper for retrieving a simple URL for use within an application
(desktop, I presume?)

If you have any problems with the CGI script, please feel free to contact me. I've done a
bit of work on it.


On Jul 26, 2012 12:06 PM, "Daniel Shahaf" <<>>
Try this link:

I'm pretty sure there is a query string parameter you can add to make it
do a redirect, too, rather than just tell you what the preferred mirror is.

Thanks for asking,


Carol Frampton wrote on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 08:56:37 -0700:
> {sent on behalf of Erik de Bruin <<>>
who is a member of flex-dev}
> 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]
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> EdB

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