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  1. #1
    Moody Marco
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    What the hell are the .jad files for? I know they're Java Application
    Descriptors or something like that, but if I download a game I get the .jad
    and .jar file on my desktop. I right click the .jar file and choose "Send
    to Bluetooth" and send it to my phone, and the game installs fine and I can
    play it. Hence there seems to be no need for the .jad file?





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  2. #2
    tHatDudeUK
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    Re: Java question


    "Moody Marco" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > What the hell are the .jad files for? I know they're Java Application
    > Descriptors or something like that, but if I download a game I get the

    ..jad
    > and .jar file on my desktop. I right click the .jar file and choose "Send
    > to Bluetooth" and send it to my phone, and the game installs fine and I

    can
    > play it. Hence there seems to be no need for the .jad file?


    AFAIK only needed when downloading a java app via a wap page...





  3. #3
    Moody Marco
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    Re: Java question


    "tHatDudeUK" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Moody Marco" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > What the hell are the .jad files for? I know they're Java Application
    > > Descriptors or something like that, but if I download a game I get the

    > .jad
    > > and .jar file on my desktop. I right click the .jar file and choose

    "Send
    > > to Bluetooth" and send it to my phone, and the game installs fine and I

    > can
    > > play it. Hence there seems to be no need for the .jad file?

    >
    > AFAIK only needed when downloading a java app via a wap page...
    >
    >


    Ok, but I still can't see what difference it makes. Surely as long as the
    ..jar file gets put on the phone, it's the phone that knows what to do with
    it?





  4. #4
    Lone Ranger
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    Re: Java question

    "Moody Marco" <[email protected]> wrote in
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    >
    > "tHatDudeUK" <[email protected]> wrote in
    > message news:[email protected]
    >>
    >> "Moody Marco" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >> > What the hell are the .jad files for? I know they're Java
    >> > Application Descriptors or something like that, but if I download a
    >> > game I get the

    >> .jad
    >> > and .jar file on my desktop. I right click the .jar file and
    >> > choose

    > "Send
    >> > to Bluetooth" and send it to my phone, and the game installs fine
    >> > and I

    >> can
    >> > play it. Hence there seems to be no need for the .jad file?

    >>
    >> AFAIK only needed when downloading a java app via a wap page...
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Ok, but I still can't see what difference it makes. Surely as long as
    > the .jar file gets put on the phone, it's the phone that knows what to
    > do with it?


    A .jad file is just a descriptor. However it contains the URL where the
    real .jar file lives. A site can provide you with the .jad only, when
    you try to install the game your phone will automagically download the
    corresponding .jar from the appropriate place.

    /LR



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