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Local cache catalog of potential installable objects based on a user profile

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015042D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Nov-03
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Document File: 1 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The concept of a catalog that contains multiple sets of software exists today. Traditionally, this catalog resides on a server that is networked to a group of users who may, when needed, select, download and install a needed piece of software. This disclosure describes a method where a section of local user resources is defined as a cache that is populated with a subset of this remote catalog. This cache can be populated during off-peak or low CPU/network usage times. The resources used by this cache can be defined to be re-claimed or overwritten based on a preset threshold of physical space. This cache area would be governed by traditional caching guidelines, in otherwords if a newer copy existed on the networked server, the cache copy would be overwritten with a newer copy. The subset of the catalog could be determined based on a number of factors, such as user preference, department, responsibility, division, etc. 1

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Local cache catalog of potential installable objects based on a user profile

The concept of a catalog that contains multiple sets of software exists today. Traditionally, this catalog resides on a server that is networked to a group of users who may, when needed, select, download and install a needed piece of software. This disclosure describes a method where a section of local user resources is defined as a cache that is populated with a subset of this remote catalog. This cache can be populated during off-peak or low CPU/network usage times. The resources used by this cache can be defined to be re-claimed or overwritten based on a preset threshold of physical space. This cache area would be governed by traditional caching guidelines, in otherwords if a newer copy existed on the networked server, the cache copy would be overwritten with a newer copy. The subset of the catalog could be determined based on a number of factors, such as user preference, department, responsibility, division, etc.

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