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Automatic Removal of Old Calendar Information from the PC

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110401D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 63K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dawson, CA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Assume a client-server calendar application that uses legacy applications like OfficeVision/VM* and OfficeVision*/MVS for its service and that has a graphical front-end running in OS/2* or DOS Windows**. Also, assume the design point for this application requires that some part of the server data is shadowed locally on the client for the end user to work with. This local data enhances performance and permits disconnected user support.

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Automatic Removal of Old Calendar Information from the PC

       Assume a client-server calendar application that uses
legacy applications like OfficeVision/VM* and OfficeVision*/MVS for
its service and that has a graphical front-end running in OS/2* or
DOS Windows**.  Also, assume the design point for this application
requires that some part of the server data is shadowed locally on the
client for the end user to work with.  This local data enhances
performance and permits disconnected user support.

      Current* with OV/VM workgroup support is a good working model
of this kind of application and it represents the state of the art
for this kind of direct connect application.

      The problem with the current solutions is that there is no way
to remove local data that is no longer needed by the user so that the
client disk space is not consumed by old calendar events.

      In Current, the data for a range of days is downloaded from the
host to the PC and kept on the PC for the user to manipulate.  The
data is kept on the PC in a set of PC files.  Once the data
is brought down to the PC, the only way to remove it from the PC
is to delete the entire set of PC files or to delete each of the
individual events.  This is an obvious usability problem.

      Besides, the user does not need to keep the old data on the PC,
because all of the calendar events are uploaded to the host whenever
changes are made or new events added to the calendar and the...