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Porting Multimedia Applications to the Open System Environment
November/December 1992 (vol. 9 no. 6)
pp. 39-47

To migrate DOS-based courseware to the Open System Environment (OSE), process creation and communication in Posix, a portable operating-system interface, were merged with a multilevel client-server architecture. This helped identify some problems that developers are likely to face when considering any operating-system or platform migration to the OSE. The OSE reference model is reviewed, and the proposed multilevel client-server software architecture developed to fully embody the DOS model in a distributed, portable OSE is outlined. The hardware and software of the interactive video delivery system used in the OSE are described.

Index Terms:
distributed OSE; multimedia applications porting; Open System Environment; DOS-based courseware; process creation; Posix; portable operating-system interface; multilevel client-server architecture; platform migration; OSE reference model; portable OSE; interactive video delivery system; multimedia systems; open systems; operating systems (computers); software portability
Citation:
Richard D. Schneeman, "Porting Multimedia Applications to the Open System Environment," IEEE Software, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 39-47, Nov.-Dec. 1992, doi:10.1109/52.168857
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