||spend most of their time in the creation of text
documents, 87 % of them work in some kind of cooperative edition [Posner
1992]. As a result of these factors, there is a increasing number of groupware
developers in the computation area.
This thesis presents the development of a co-authoring cooperative
environment, which allows a better information management that can make the
user's work easier. As a part of this project, the software is developed
for the edition of treatments in the context of Floristic Digital Libraries
(FDL). In the LINNEAUS prototype the theories of groupware, workflow, edition
and colaborative review are integrated with the aim of automating the process
of publishing FDL taxonomic treatments.
LINNEAUS is a cooperative environment for the creation of
taxonomic treatments, which integrate different tools such as a taxonomic
editor, a reviewing system, an editor of morphologic description, a
system for recomendation of typical structures and a communication system
(FDLM@). LINNEAUS attacks the problems that this process
Since LINNEAUS is implemented as Java applet, it can be executed
from any personal computer or workstation. For security reasons,
the system type and the environment in which the system is developed must
establish identification files and applet approval.
LINNEAUS it's an editor and administrative characteristics of the
publication process of a taxonomic treatment, interacts with Illustra, a
data base manager, which uses FDL. Then if LINNEAUS is developed in Java
and uses Illustra, is necessary to establish communication protocol between
both parts. To accomplish this, a mijdbc driver has been used, this provide
the communication protocols among java and the data base manager.
About FDLM@, it had been develop with Swing and a new mail package
(Javamail version 1.ob) which let free the development group of Java, this
package provide the communication protocols and interpreters for the different
types of mails.