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Old 11-11-2006, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Handling OTA downloads when files are stored in DB

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I'm working on a little project and before I get to far I need to ask about OTA downloads. Mimetypes and such things aren't exactly my expertise, nor is exactly what happens when you initiate an OTA download with a .jad file.

In my application I'm storing my files in MySQL MEDIUMBLOB data fields. I know how to store and retrieve the data. My issue is, how can I make OTA downloads work using data stored in the DB? Just from observation, it seems like the OTA installation process looks for .cod files in the same directory with the same naming scheme as the .jad file.

If anyone can give me any advice, I'd really appreciate it. The rest of my app works beautifully with the files being stored in the DB and I don't want to have to rethink everything just for OTA installs. Thanks!
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Smile Posible solution

Design a WML page in way that user will chose a correct device (or you need to find out which jar file should be obtained , like in google maps(by connection IP , provider and Device type)).

Develope a servlet which will proceed this data and fetch correct BLOB from your DB. Now return a stream (as jar type stream) fromwhithin your servlet to client ... (WAP Browser in your case)

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