Issue No.09 - September (1987 vol.13)
G.T. Almes , Department of Computer Science, Rice University
The Eden Project conducts research in the design and implementation of a distributed computing environment for a local area network. A specific goal in designing Eden was to provide users the advantages of both physical distribution and logical integration. Edmas, the Eden mail system, provided an early test of Eden as a base for building distributed applications. This paper discusses Edmas, and shows how Eden's advanced functionality aided us in structuring a distributed mail system, particularly in the areas of replying and distribution lists.
remote procedure call, Capability, concurrent programming, deadlock avoidance, distributed program, Eden, electronic mail, local area network, object-oriented system
G.T. Almes, C.L. Holman, "Edmas: An Object-Oriented, Locally Distributed Mail System", IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol.13, no. 9, pp. 1001-1009, September 1987, doi:10.1109/TSE.1987.233522