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Where are the logos, screenshots and other resource media stored in WStore

asked 2016-04-07 10:21:05 +0100

Eddy gravatar image


I'm looking into using WStore to persist and lookup artifact data, including names, versions, descriptions, etc... I had a look at the MongoDB collections "wstoreoffering" and "wstoreresource" but couldn't find any binary, only URL paths.

My question is: where is the uploaded data effectively stored and how am I supposed to fetch it through the WStore REST API?

Best, Edoardo

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answered 2016-04-07 11:38:52 +0100

Eddy gravatar image

Ah, on the filesystem...

From src/wstore/offerings/offerings_management.py

def _save_encoded_image(path, name, data):
Saves into the filesystem a base64 encoded image
f = open(os.path.join(path, name), "wb")
dec = base64.b64decode(data)

Any plans to replace this implementation with proper database persistency? MongoDB doesn't get offended by a couple MBs of binary data...

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answered 2016-04-07 13:13:57 +0100

Hi Edoardo,

We evaluated the usage of MongoDB for saving the media files; nevertheless, we decided to save them in the filesystem since we thought that it did not worth the additional complexity of using GridFS (in order to deal with 16MB size limitation) taking into account that WStore does not use these files very much.

At this moment WStore is in support mode, so we are not developing new features (only bug fixing). Nevetheless, we think this is a nice-to-have feature, so if you finally do something in this regard, it will be nice if you can contribute it to the existing software.

Best regards, Francisco

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