rsync for PDAs?
Cliff L. Biffle
cbiffle at safety.net
Tue Aug 6 01:29:01 EST 2002
On Monday 05 August 2002 09:04 pm, Donovan Baarda wrote:
> If you are using a modified rsync that is not backwards compatible, I'd
> look at librsync as a way to implement it, rather than modifying rsync.
It's my goal to make this compatible with existing rsync implementations,
which takes all the work out of implementing net- and modem-syncing. The
structure of files in PalmOS maps reasonably well to the concept of
directories in Un*x, assuming there's no nesting; the records and header data
in a 'database' (a PalmOS structured file) can be represented as files within
a simulated directory. This would achieve the goal of being structure-aware
while at the same time working with normal implementations on Big Computers.
The modifications necessary to rsync wouldn't be in the algorithm or protocol,
--Teaching it to talk to ugen devices (on FreeBSD, I suspect it can already
talk to the ttyUSB devices on Linux, but I haven't tried)
--Porting an implementation of it to Palm.
-Cliff L. Biffle
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