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Multimedia mail meeting notes (RFC0910)

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Original Publication Date: 1984-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Oct-05
Document File: 10 page(s) / 24K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

H.C. Forsdick: AUTHOR

Abstract

A meeting was held at Bolt Beranek and Newman on 23-24 July 1984 to discuss recent progress by groups who are building multimedia mail systems and to discuss a variety of issues related to the further development of multimedia systems. Representatives were present from BBN, ISI, SRI and Linkabit. The list of attendees appears at the end of this note.

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Network Working Group Harry Forsdick

Request for Comments: 910 BBN Laboratories

August 1984

Multimedia Mail Meeting Notes

Status of this Memo

This memo is a report on a meeting about the experimental multimedia

mail system (and in a sense a status report on that experiment).

Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

1. Introduction

A meeting was held at Bolt Beranek and Newman on 23-24 July 1984 to

discuss recent progress by groups who are building multimedia mail

systems and to discuss a variety of issues related to the further

development of multimedia systems. Representatives were present from

BBN, ISI, SRI and Linkabit. The list of attendees appears at the end

of this note.

The result of this meeting is a series of agreements that will be

incorporated in the next set of experiments with multimedia mail as

well as a set of items for further action.

Note: There are references in this document to notes in a series

devoted to multimedia mail. These notes are available on-line in the

directory [USC-ISIF] and have the names MMM-N.TXT where N is the

note number. The file MMM-INDEX.TXT is a list of all of the notes in

the series. These public files may be copied via FTP using the FTP

username ANONYMOUS and password GUEST.

2. Review of Status

Status reports on work accomplished in the last year were given by

each organization.

2.1. BBN

The initial implementation of Diamond is complete and runs on the

Jericho workstation. Diamond currently supports the exchange of

compound documents which contain text, graphics, images, voice and

spreadsheet/charts. A demonstration of this system was presented

showing both the user's view of Diamond messages and message

management as well as the interactions between the components of this

distributed system. Diamond currently uses the TOPS-20 implementation

of MPM for inter-cluster message transport but the plan is to

integrate an implementation of MPM for the Sun Workstation into

Diamond. Current activity is focused on porting Diamond to the Sun

Workstation. A first version of Diamond for the Sun is nearly

RFC 910 August 1984

Multimedia Mail Meeting Notes

completed and parts (the document editor) were demonstrated running

on the Sun. Diamond will be used in the ADDCOMPE testbed with

100-200 users expected in the next year or so. Future plans include

building on the experience gained with Diamond in the area of

multimedia conferencing, extending the use of multimedia into other

application areas and applying the distributed architecture of

Diamond to other application areas.

2.2. ISI

A new effort aimed at developing a user interface on a Xerox 1108

(Dandelion) workstation has just begun. All of the implementation is

being done in Interl...