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Bundling of layered software
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 90 14:32 EET
From: ROIMSE%METLA%ROUTER.FUNET.FI@Warbucks.AI.SRI.COM (Hannu
There has been lots of discussion of bundling software on other platforms
than Symbolics also. For instance, many business-oriented operating
systems now include a relational database runtime engine. Most of the
development tools are still extras. If we have a scientific /engineering
object-oriented operating system, would it be logical to bundle an
OODBMS and hypertext with it?
ODB (Object Databases, Inc.) in Cambridge, Mass is marketing
Graphael's G-BASE system. We (PANGARO Incorporated) are now
converting our hypermedia-based training system (THOUGHTSTICKER) to
G-BASE, for our existing client (a nuclear power utility). The
combination is quite powerful and of interest to many applications.
So, I think the answer to your question is, absolutely. Clearly their
should be a close relationship between "operating system", "database"
and "training/help/documentation" facilities, just as you are