Telex: Principled System Support for Write-Sharing in Collaborative Applications

Abstract : The Telex system is designed for sharing mutable data in a distributed environment, particularly for collaborative applications. Users operate on their local, persistent replica of shared documents; they can work disconnected and suffer no network latency. The Telex approach to detect and correct conflicts is application independent, based on an action-constraint graph (ACG) that summarises the concurrency semantics of applications. The ACG is stored efficiently in a multilog structure that eliminates contention and is optimised for locality. Telex supports multiple applications and multi-document updates. The Telex system clearly separates system logic (which includes replication, views, undo, security, consistency, conflicts, and commitment) from application logic. An example application is a shared calendar for managing multi-user meetings; the system detects meeting conflicts and resolves them consistently.
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Lamia Benmouffok, Jean-Michel Busca, Joan Manuel Marquès, Marc Shapiro, Pierre Sutra, et al.. Telex: Principled System Support for Write-Sharing in Collaborative Applications. [Research Report] RR-6546, INRIA. 2008, pp.31. ⟨inria-00281329v2⟩

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