PRESS RELEASE announces first alpha release of the jSyncManager 3.0 Palm Hand-held Synchronization Core Application Set for Java, and the second beta release of the jSyncManager 3.0 API for Java.

TORONTO, CANADA,  9 June 2003 - The development team is pleased to announce the first alpha release of the jSyncManager v3.0 Core Application Set. This suite of applications, written for Sun Microsystem's Java Runtime Environment, allowing users to perform data synchronization tasks for PalmOS based hand-helds on a variety of computing platforms.

"We feel that the jSyncManager v3.0 Core Application Set is the sort of software corporations looking to manage hand held data within a heterogeneous environment have been looking for", said Brad Barclay, lead developer and project administrator for the Project. "It's easy to configure, stable, and highly scaleable. It will run on front office Windows-based systems to synchronize a single hand held, and on the back-office UNIX or OS/2 based systems synchronizing potentially hundreds of hand held systems simultaneously".

The jSyncManager v3.0 Core Application Set comprises two core applications: a graphical end-user application, and the MultiPort Server, which can be set-up to handle the synchronization of multiple hand-helds simultaneously.

Also announced today was the second beta release for the jSyncManager v3.0 API, which allows developers to create plug-ins for the Core Application Set, and to give them the ability to create their own synchronization applications based on the jSyncManager engine. "We got some good feedback on our first beta release from developers looking at what our code can do. That, along with our own internal testing uncovered some issues that we have been able to resolve", said Mr. Barclay.

The jSyncManager v3.0 Core Application Set is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). The jSyncManager v3.0 API is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). Both are available, along with full source code, for immediate download through the jSyncManager web site.

About is an Open Source project lead by Brad Barclay and supported by globally dispersed contributors. Since its inception in 1997, The 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 Project web site at

For further information, please contact:

Brad Barclay
Phone: +1 416-750-9078 (Canada)

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