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Re: InstantDB: Reading .prp file from a jar


It is indeed unfortunate that InstantDB is closed source.
The fix to use an arbitrary URL is probably pretty simple.
I suggest using a decompiler.  I've had good luck with jad.

You can get it at:
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Bridge/8617/jad.html

This has been invaluable when the InstantDB documentation is
lacking.  No offense to the authors is meant.  If anybody
knows of a decompiler that does a better job
(or an open-source pure-Java one that does an equally good job),
please let me know.

If you wanted to re-distribute your "patch" to this list,
I certainly would appreciate it.  Does anyone else object?

Curt

Thom Nelson wrote:

> Unfortunately, InstantDB is not yet open source.  There is no estimated
> time when this will happen, but we are planning to do it eventually. 
> This would be a very useful feature, and we will consider putting it in
> the next release.
> 
> As a work around, is there any way you can unjar the prp file manually
> before loading it?
> 
> Thom
> 
> 
>> Jody Larsen wrote:
>> 
>> I'm deploying an application using java web start, which only allows
>> the download of .jar files, and need to include the .prp file for
>> instantdb in the jar.  I'm creating the database on the fly and
>> locating it in c:\temp, so I don't need to have the actual database
>> files in the jar, just the .prp file.  The kicker though seems to be
>> that the jdbc connect string doesn't understand urls, only file
>> references which seems rather odd to me in the context of java being a
>> network aware language.  It seems it would be rather simple to modify
>> the source to support reading the .prp file from a jar, but I can't
>> seem to find the source, as the instantdb CVS.
>> 
>> Has instantdb been opensourced, and if so, where can I find the
>> source.  If not, would it be possible to have the mod I need done
>> performed, it should be rather simple, a matter of calling
>> Thread.currentThread().getContextClassLoader().getResource(filename)
>> if new File(filename) fails...
>> - Jody
>> 
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