Introduction to VOV

FlowTracer is derived from the system "VOV" originally developed at UC-Berkeley. The word "VOV" is not an acronym, but can be thought of as a contraction of the word "evolve".

Because of this heritage, a lot of the utilities in FlowTracer have a name that begins with either "vov" or with "v". For example, the main program used to manage a flow is called "vovserver", the main clients to connect to the server are called "vovsh" and "vovtasker", and the tool to convert a Makefile into a flow is called "vovmake".