Cargo Downloader 1.2.0 Release Notes

Cargo 1.2.0 Release Notes

Version 1.2.0
Created: January 31, 2013


Aspera Cargo Downloader extends person-to-person file delivery workflows with automatic downloads offaspex™ packages using a familiar content feed-style interface. 

  • Improved feed-processing algorithm. Provides improved performance with better handling of forwarded packages. Uses Atom Syndication Format instead of the marker-based, feed-check algorithm of Cargo 1.1.0.
  • Support for fasp Proxy. Enables secure access to Aspera transfer servers located outside of corporate networks while protecting internal users’ IP addresses, consolidating fasp transfers, and providing optional user authentication to control which clients are allowed access to outside Aspera transfer servers.
  • Support for authenticated HTTP proxies in HTTP fallback mode. Offers the ability to switch to HTTP-based transfers for highly restrictive network environments.


  • Your faspex server must have a license enabled for Cargo Downloader.
  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8
  • Mac OS X 10.5+


On Windows, Cargo Downloader cannot download packages for accounts where the user name includes the symbols \ / : * ? " < > (see issue #16659 below).


  • (#9606) To fix the problem of account information not being visible (for long names), thePreferences window is now resizable.
  • (#17060) Forwarded packages may cause missing packages for Cargo Downloader because it uses the same package ID. This issue has been addressed by moving from a marker-based, feed-check algorithm to Atom Syndication Format.


(#16659) Occurs in Windows. Cargo Downloader cannot download packages for accounts where the user name includes the following symbols:

\ / : * ? " < > | 

This occurs because the application tries to create a download folder with the user name, and these characters are not allowed by the Windows file system. As a result, transfers fail with "Error: Destination path directory does not exist..."


  1. CargoD 1.2.0 introduced Aspera CargoD, a headless, Linux daemon that enables faspex users to automatically check for, and download, incoming faspex packages.
  2. Cargo 1.1.0 introduced the option to automatically decrypt files on download and the capability to change how packages with the same name are stored on a user’s computer.


  • md5sum: 8f367a977967abbc2762178c337020de
  • sha1sum: e796053906ad098102f2281a3988f2d69e9b2a19


  1. Cargo Downloader 1.2.0 User’s Manual for Windows
  2. Cargo Downloader 1.2.0 User’s Manual for Mac
  3. CargoD (Cargo Daemon) 1.2.0 User’s Manual for Linux


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