Newton Glossary

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Desktop Integration Library

A collection of code that allows developers of applications for desktop operating systems to directly synchronize data between their applications and a Newton device.

A DIL is a slightly modified version of the code that exists in desktop applications such as Newton Connection Utilities, Newton Package Installer, and Newton Press. DILs allow you to connect via communication protocols such as TCP/IP, IrDA, and ADSP to Mac OS and Windows computers. Specifically, DILs facilitate the encoding and decoding of data via the Newton Streamed Object Format (NSOF).

Newton Data Browser is an example of a DIL-based program.

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