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Session Management

CSpray currently has a minimal form of session management. A session is a set of connections (participants) sharing a virtual workspace. Multiple simultaneous sessions are possible by starting up CSpray to connect to the appropriate ``server'' of a session. Multimedia tools such as nv and vat can be used in conjunction with CSpray to help orchestrate a session. However, there is no session directory or announcement facility for session initiation and termination. There is, on the other hand, support for participants joining and leaving a session at different times. This implies that late participants need to be brought up to date on the current state of the shared virtual workspace. Participants also need to be informed when a member leaves the session and so that the shared virtual workspace can be updated accordingly. As members join and leave a session, a list of active participants is maintained.
Thu Aug 24 09:56:41 PDT 1995