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Application Architectures

The notion of multimedia application is a very broad concept and application programmers may make use of a package like MADE in different ways. Also, the concept of a user of MADE (or of similar packages) has become a somewhat fuzzy notion; there are, in fact, different types of users (toolkit or utility developers, C++, script programmers, hypermedia document authors, etc) which are all, in some way or other, ``users'' of the MADE environment. Without claiming to be exhaustive, this section will give some, very typical examples of application program architectures.

Note that the full MADE ESPRIT project includes the development of some pilot applications, too. It is not the purpose of this paper to give a thorough description of the whole ESPRIT project, hence these applications are not described here. Suffice it to say, however, that the application program architectures, as presented below, are all represented in these various pilot applications.
Tue Jan 25 14:21:49 MET 1994