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Last Build Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 22:58:28 -0000


Windows USB transport alpha available for download.

Mon, 22 Aug 2005 22:58:28 -0000

jSyncManager user Kambiz Darabi posted this text to the jSyncManager Help Forum (ref:\):

"I have packed what I have written to support USB on Windows (using SWIG to wrap
libusb-win32). You can download it from

It is NOT tested with a current version of JSM; I only have used it with my
slightly modified version of JSM 3.2 alpha 03 (I think).

The zip file contains the eclipse project (including the .classpath and .project
files). There are pre-built binaries (jars and LibusbJNI.dll) in subdir

You need to install the libusb-win32 driver before you can use it. I didn't
check for the current version of the driver. I used it with a version which
came out by end of 2004 (I have written the exact versions into a readme file).

Please post your testing results here, so everybody can benefit from the

I currently don't have much time but I'll try to help as much as I can.

But be warned: this is PRE-ALPHA code!!! Don't use it if you're not a programmer
who is willing to debug it!"

The jSyncManager Team would like to congratulate Kambiz for his excellent efforts. If you're running the jSyncManager, and have access to a Windows-based machine, please be sure to give Kambiz's code some testing effort to help him perfect it for the benefit of everyone.

jSyncManager v3.2 beta 01 released

Sun, 07 Aug 2005 15:55:10 -0000

The jSyncManager Development Team is pleased to announce the releases of version 3.2 beta 01 of the jSyncManager Core Application Set, API, and Core jConduit Bundle. This beta release is considered feature complete, and requires user testing to ensure that new functionality added in this release cycle functions correctly. The jSyncManager is a pure Java protocol stack, development environment, and application set for synchronizing PalmOS-based handheld devices. It contains its own object-oriented protocol stack, and thus does not rely upon any platform-specific code to synchronize data. It supports the rapid development of object-oriented "jConduit" plug-ins, allowing it to synchronize with a variety of data sources on a variety of operating systems. Included in the Core Application Set are both a GUI-based synchronization application, and a daemon-style MultiPort Server application, which can synchronize dozens of handhelds simultaneously.

For more information on the jSyncManager, please visit, or e-mail

CDK-J Bridge v1.1 released

Fri, 22 Jul 2005 12:00:11 -0000

The jSyncManager Team is pleased to announce the release of the jSyncManager CDK-J (Conduit Developer Kit for Java) Bridge v1.1 final. The Conduit Developer Kit for Java (also known as "jsync") is a PalmSource development kit for writing Java-based conduits for their HotSync for Windows software. The CDK-J Bridge permits such conduits to run on any platform under the jSyncManager. As PalmSource has abandoned the CDK-J development kit, the jSyncManager CDK-J Bridge permits organizations which have invested in CDK-J development to continue to run them on the platform of their choice.

Questions on this release may be directed to

Using the jSyncManager? Tell the world!

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 08:38:33 -0000

To help spread the word about the jSyncManager, we'd like to invite individuals and organizations which are using the jSyncManager in their own projects to list their projects on our Wiki. To facilitate this, the following page has been created:

If you're using or deploying the jSyncManager, we'd like to hear about it, and have you tell the world about you're project at the same time.

Mac OS X USB Support now in CVS

Mon, 27 Jun 2005 22:40:15 -0000

The jSyncManager Team is pleased to announce that preliminary support for USB-based connections on Apple's Mac OS X operating system is now available in CVS.

This supports compiles and is partially functional, but there appears to be some data loss. As such, this source should not be built and used by end-users, but is instead provided for developers so that it may be improved and made suitable for a later public release.

The new sources are contained within the contrib/osxusb_transport directory in CVS.

Questions about this source may be directed to

jSyncManager Wiki Needs Your Help

Wed, 11 May 2005 02:06:10 -0000

The jSyncManager Project is pleased to announce the launch fo the jSyncManager Wiki ( We're looking for individuals interested in contributing information and articles relevant to the jSyncManager Community.

If you're interested in helping out, please visit and sign up for an account, or contact us at

jSyncManager Blog now Online.

Sat, 02 Apr 2005 08:06:13 -0000

Brad BARCLAY, Lead Developer and Project Administrator of the jSyncManager Project is proud to announce the launch of his new development blog, entitled "The jSyncMan". This blog is designed for informal commentary on the jSyncManager and other Open Source development projects, along with helpful development articles, and is viewable via

An article on jConduit development for beginners is now online to launch this new blog, with more such tutorials coming up in the future on topics such as using the block and record handler objects for the PalmOS standard applications, writing AbstractInstaller jConduits, and using the jSyncManager synchronization engine in your own applications.

Comments on this new information facility can be sent to

Plucker support re-arranged.

Mon, 07 Mar 2005 02:55:39 -0000

Due to continuing issues with Plucker support integration and low demand for such a feature, the experimental Plucker support that has been part of the jSyncManager v3.2 alpha releases has been removed from the core jSyncManager APIs. These classes have been a major reason for the continuing delays in moving the v3.2 series from alpha to beta release status, and by removing them from the core API we can avoid continuing these delays.

Plucker Support will live on, however, as a separate sub-project. The latest sources have been moved to the contrib module, under a new "plucker_support" directory. Work will continue on this API, and it will have its own release cycle, with an alpha release following the core jSyncManager v3.2 release.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns on this re-organization, please e-mail us at

jSyncManager v3.2 alpha 03 Released.

Fri, 12 Nov 2004 17:53:52 -0000

The jSyncManager Development Team is pleased to announce the alpha 03 release of the jSyncManager v3.2 Core Application Set, API, and jConduit plug-ins packages.

The jSyncManager is a pure Java API and toolset for synchronizing PalmOS-based handhelds with any Java enabled system. It includes both a MultiPort Server for synchronizing many handhelds at once across a network or through a dial-up modem pool, and a GUI application for desktop use.

This release includes a wide variety of bug-fixes and new features; please see the jSyncManager Release Notes and Changelogs for more details.

v3.2 alpha 03 release tomorrow.

Thu, 11 Nov 2004 11:48:38 -0000

The jSyncManager Development Team is pleased to announce that tomorrow, November 12th, 2004 will see the release of the jSyncManager v3.2 alpha 03.

This will be the last alpha release for v3.2 of the jSyncManager. It includes important fixes to the serial protocol stack which prevented its correct functioning for users connecting via a serial dock, cable, or any dial-up modem connection. It also includes a variety of new functionality, including support for the Javax USB API, a new Security package for use with the MultiPort Server, RPC packet parsing/generation, USB magic packet parsing/generation, support for long PAD packets, support for vCard elements and files, an update to the Comduit Installer Tool to allow it to install jConduits for the MultiPort Server, preliminary support for Plucker data, and preliminary support for iCalendar elements and files.

Questions on this release notice should be directed to, or posted to our online Forums here on SourceForge.