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    Install and Update issues..

    Hi,

    I am trying to build an application for Series 60 3rd edition on Symbian OS version 9.1.

    If I have installed this Symbian application on my Nokia E61, (something like a game) and want to update it over-the-air, what are steps to be followed?

    Do I need to uninstall the original version of that application?

    What are the ways in which I can send a notification from the server that a newer version is available?

    How does the currently available applications send update notifications and how are those updates installed? Are there any free softwares like Nokia Software Updater which take care of updates for third-party applications?

    I know the default installer come into picture if I send the sis file through the nokia pc suite...but does the installer work the same ways even in the scenario of OTA?

    Cheers
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    Re: Install and Update issues..

    One way would be to have some-kind -of server where you connect and download a sis file to your phone, then you can use document handler to launch the installer with the sis file.


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    Re: Install and Update issues..

    if your sis file comes via OTA then also it will be handled the same way by installer as form PC suite or message application.....

    Hence if you could get the sis file to your phone and launch it, it will re-install...
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    Re: Install and Update issues..

    Hi Yucca..

    The approach that u suggest is cool..but then in that case it is more like client polling the server for any updates and install details..this is not what i am looking at.

    What i am interested in is that the moment the server has an update that the client should have..it pushes the content to all the clients that are registered with it...how does something like this work..?

    Cheers
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    Re: Install and Update issues..

    Hey amit,

    But the docs says that the installer comes into picture only when i download any content to the device using pc suite..have u checked this thing..?

    Also when we say OTA by definition it should be auto install right..i.e. the moment it gets downloaded it should launch the installer..or vice versa i.e. the installer should install the sis file..and the user should not have to manually click on the application sis file and start the installation process...right?

    Cheers
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    Re: Install and Update issues..

    Mayank,

    U need to add the mime types for file type in the server in the conf file
    for Symbian files add

    AddType application/vnd.symbian.install sis
    AddType x-epoc/x-sisx-app sisx

    thats it ..now u can create one sample html file and test ur OTA ..
    let me know if u face any issues..

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    Re: Install and Update issues..

    Hi amitggarwal,

    can you please proivde an example how to use your suggestion, i don't understand the context. And to which conf file do i have to add these types?

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    Re: Install and Update issues..

    First, Let me state what i understood, Mayank wants to install the application using OTA.To make OTA download work this is what we have to do .There is nothing special required in the client installable.Only server side(OTA server) config is needed

    Example:Apache server
    Conf Director -> go to httpd.conf.
    Add the following lines in the conf file

    AddType application/vnd.symbian.install sis
    AddType x-epoc/x-sisx-app sisx

    restart the server and OTA will work fine.
    Server will push the mime info while downloading the app to the handset browser which will help browser to launch the appropriate application(in this case the installer).Hope it clarifies.

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