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Re: InstantDB: Reading .prp file from a jar

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?


> 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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