Collaborative editors/editing is an important application area for Eclipse, the Rich Client Platform, and ECF. Eclipse and Eclipse RCP are ideal frameworks for creating structured editors of many kinds: source code editors, graphical model editors, xml editors, html editors, etc. With ECF, it is possible to add both real-time and non real-time collaboration for such editors.
ECF will provide frameworks and exemplary shared editors. We have the following efforts working together:
- Older Efforts (2006 and prior)
- Graphical Shared-Editor Example Application - A simple graphical network model editor that allows multiple participants to simultaneously add, position, and connect simple graphical models
- Example Shared Text Editor - A collaborative text editor for doing real-time editing of a text document