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SynCE(7)		      SynCE(7)

       SynCE  -	 A project for connecting to devices running Microsoft Windows

       The SynCE project aims to provide libraries and tools to	connect	to and
       synchronise  with PDA's and other devices running Microsoft Windows Mo-
       bile, or	Windows	CE.

       The main	components include :-

       Core library that provides various support services and functions.

       Core library implementing the RAPI protocol, equivalent to rapi.dll  on
       a  Windows OS. RAPI is used for most kinds of interaction with a	WM de-

       This library actually implements	two versions of	the protocol.  RAPI  1
       is used for devices up to and including CE 5.0, with RAPI 2 coming into
       use from	5.1 (WM5).

       Library implementing RRA	(Remote	Replication Agent),  a	protocol  used
       for synchronisation. This protocol is used for all data synchronisation
       until WM5, at which point Airsync is used  for  the  majority.  RRA  is
       still used for file synchronisation however.

       The dccm	daemon negotiates the initial connection with a	WM device, and
       may provide keep-alive signals and client connections, depending	on the
       device version and flavour of dccm.

       There  have  been a number of dccm 'flavours'. The original, also known
       as synce-dccm, is now considered	obsolete and should not	be used. Vdccm
       is a natural progression	of dccm	which is not greatly used anymore. Od-
       ccm is the most common in use at	the moment, and	uses dbus  to  provide
       connections to both legacy and modern devices. Hal-dccm is a new	option
       that integrates the dccm	functionality into hal to provide a more plat-
       form consistent interface.

       The following steps are required	to get started with SynCE:

   (1)	Ensure the rndis kernel	module or a serial connection mechanism	is in-
       To use advanced network features	(rndis)	with a WM5  or	later  device,
       which  is recommended, you must use the usb-rndis-[lite|ng] driver from
       SynCE. For older	devices	or to use serial with WM5, if synce-hal	is not
       used you	will require the synce-serial package. You will	of course also
       need a dccm daemon, synce-hal or	odccm is recommended.

   (2) Start the connection daemon (as root)
       If using	odccm, this daemon must	run as the root	user. With  synce-hal,
       dccm  will  be  started as required. Older dccm implementations must be
       run as your user.

   (3) Run tools that access the device	(as user)
       See for example pls(1) and pcp(1).

       See for more information about the	SynCE project.

       This manual page	was written by David  Eriksson	<twogood@users.source->.  It	was  later  updated  by	 Jonny	Lamb <jonnylamb@jonny-> and Mark Ellis	<>.


The SynCE project		 November 2002			      SynCE(7)


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