A temporary kluge used to bypass, mask or otherwise avoid a bug or misfeature in some system. Customers often find themselves living with workarounds for long periods of time rather than getting a bug fix.[Jargon File]
Last updated: 1998-06-25
Work Breakdown Structure
(WBS) A division of a project into tasks and subtasks. The tasks are numbered to indicate their relationship to each other. WBSs are indespensible for project planning, particularly when estimating time and resource requirements. Some industries use established work breakdown structure systems for billing and reporting purposes.
Last updated: 2001-05-09
1. The scheduling of independent jobs on a computer.See also time-sharing, WFL.
2. The set of relationships between all the activities in a project, from start to finish. Activities are related by different types of trigger relation. Activities may be triggered by external events or by other activities.3. The movement of documents around an organisation for purposes including sign-off, evaluation, performing activities in a process and co-writing. [Stef Joosten et.al. "An empirical study about the practice of workflow management", WA-12 report, 1994].
Last updated: 1995-03-27
Workflow Management Coalition
Last updated: 1999-08-01
workgroupComputer Supported Cooperative Work
working as designed
(IBM) Conforming to a wrong or inappropriate specification; useful, but misdesigned. Frequently used as a sardonic comment on a program's utility or as a bogus reason for not accepting a criticism or suggestion. At IBM, this sense is used in official documents!See BAD. [Jargon File]
Last updated: 1995-04-04
working memoryproduction system, working memory contains the facts, both initial and generated.
Last updated: 2005-06-17
working setlocality of reference, the working set frequently consists of a relatively small fraction of a process's total virtual memory pages. While a process's entire working set is in physical memory the process will run without page faults. If the working set is too large for available physical memory, the process causes frequent page faults. In a multitasking environment, information about which pages are in each process's working set allows the memory management system to improve CPU efficiency by prepaging (also called the working set model). ["Modern Operating Systems", Andrew S. Tanenbaum, pub. Prentice Hall, Inc. 1992].
Last updated: 1997-04-09
working set modelprepaging
Work Needed and Prospective Packages
(WNPP) A document, maintained on the Debian web site here, providing a current list of packages which are either orphaned (withdrawn from distribution), maintained but its developer would like to find a new person, currently being worked on to include in the distribution, or good ideas with no one working on them.WNPP is also a pseudo package on the Debian Bug Tracking System. Developers update the WNPP document by filing, modifying or closing bugs agains the psuedo package.
Last updated: 2000-09-06
Last updated: 2009-03-02
A general-purpose computer designed to be used by one person at a time and which offers higher performance than normally found in a personal computer, especially with respect to graphics, processing power and the ability to carry out several tasks at the same time.
Last updated: 1995-05-04