jSyncManager.org announces first beta release of the jSyncManager 3.0 Palm
Hand-held Synchronization API for Java
TORONTO, CANADA, 15 May 2003 - The jSyncManager.org
development team announced today the release of the first beta of their jSyncManager
Application Programming Interface v3.0. The API set, written for Sun Microsystem's Java
runtime environment, allows developers to create applications that can leverage data on
PalmOS based hand-held devices on a variety of computing platforms.
"One of the great things about the jSyncManager API is that it allows
synchronization and data management applications for PalmOS-based hand-held devices to be
run virtually anywhere", said Brad Barclay, lead developer and project administrator for
the jSyncManager.org Project. "The same synchronization applications and logic can be run
on Windows, UNIX, OS/2, Linux, and MacOS operating systems. Anywhere Java can be run, the
jSyncManager API can be used".
The jSyncManager API includes a full PalmOS-compatible protocol stack,
data synchronization engine, and a plug-in architecture allowing the engine to be dynamically
bound to other applications and databases, called jConduits.
The jSyncManager is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License,
allowing individuals and organizations to use, modify, and redistribute the library with
their own applications and tools free of charge. "We feel the LGPL gives potential users of
our library a wider range of choices as to how they use that library than with traditional,
closed-source licenses", said Barclay. "We've already had a number of companies approach us
interested in using our library in their own applications to provide robust, stable hand-held
synchronization facilities to their users".
jSyncManager.org is an Open Source project lead by Brad Barclay and supported by globally
dispersed contributors. Since its inception in 1997, The jSyncManager.org Project has sought to
bring high-quality, cross platform data synchronization solutions to individual and enterprise
users. Since 2002, the project has been available as Open Source, and has received
contributions and support from dozens of individuals and major corporations. For more information, please visit the jSyncManager.org Project web
site at http://www.jsyncmanager.org.
For further information, please contact:
Phone: +1 416-750-9078 (Canada)