Dragonmail: An exercise in distributed computing

Larry L. Peterson

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A conversation‐based message system groups related messages into conversations and orders messages within conversations according to the context in which they were submitted. This paper describes the implementation of a comprehensive conversation‐based message system, called Dragonmail, that extends an earlier prototype in two ways. First, it integrates conversations with conventional memo‐based mail in a way that preserves the semantics of the conversation abstraction. Secondly, it provides for the distribution of software components across multiple hosts to support remote interfaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)791-803
Number of pages13
JournalSoftware: Practice and Experience
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • Conversation‐based mail
  • Remote procedure call
  • User interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software


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