The Habanero project at NCSA is investigating the enhancements in distributed interpersonal communication made possible when single-user computer software tools are recast as multi-user, collaborative work environments.

Habanero is a framework for sharing Java objects with colleagues distributed around the Internet. Included, or planned, are all the networking facilities, routing, arbitration and synchronization mechanisms necessary to accomplish the sharing of state data and key events between collaborator's copies of a software tool. Authentication and privacy features are also planned. There is no inherent limit in the number of tools per session, nor is there a limit on the type of tools that may be shared.

Current Version:   1.0

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Targeted Platforms:

UNIX, Windows NT/95, Macintosh
NCSA Habanero will run under any operating system that runs the Sun JDK.

Software/Hardware Requirements:

Java JDK

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