Version 2.0-- August 12, 2002
The Connection Manager (CM) is a messaging
middleware layer developed at Georgia Tech. CM is designed
to help manage the complexity of systems with multiple communication links
between heterogenous machines. It provides an infrastructure to assist
in building networks of entities communicating application-specific data.
CM is a follow-on to the DataExchange
communication library and was designed to address some of the difficulties
of using DataExchange in multi-network environments and in situations
where message formats evolve over time. As such, it contains support
for establishing communication between agents, matching incoming messages
with registered handlers, and assisting in the distribution of message
format information to entities with which it is communicating.
Doxygen-based documentation of the API is also available.