Current Version: Elaboration Iteration 1, Completed 11/14/2002
Inception, Completed 9/5/2002


local computer: the computer on which the user is currently working

location: the complete path name for a file, including the name of the file and all directories, e.g., c:\dir1\dir2\file.txt on Windows and /dir1/di2/file.txt on Mac OS X

merge: to combine two disparate sets of changes to some original file, resulting in a single file that contains all the changes from both sets

PMSD: portable mass storage device, examples include solid state USB hard drives (like the Sony Micro Vault) and Zip disks

remote computer: a computer to synchronize with that is not the computer on which the user is currently working; this is the other computer in a synchronization partnership.

sync: see synchronize

synchronization partners: a pair of computer between which files and directories may be synchronized

synchronize: to make a file or directory on one computer identical to a corresponding file or directory on another computer by maintaining the latest version of any changes

system: the software that performs the synchronization, explicitly excluded by the term system is the computers to be synchronized and the PMSD used.

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Last modified Tuesday, September 16, 2003.

This web page is for the StickSync project, developed as an example for Com S 362 at Iowa State University. Please direct any comments or questions about this project to Gary T. Leavens at leavens@cs-DOT-iastate-DOT-edu or Curtis Clifton at cclifton@cs-DOT-iastate-DOT-edu (after replacing -DOT- with `.').