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Note that currently this editor does not do conflict resolution, and so the editors can get get out of synch.  But this will soon be remedied by adding the resolution code from Mustafa's work on the [[RT_Shared_Editing|real-time shared editing]], aka Cola.
 
Note that currently this editor does not do conflict resolution, and so the editors can get get out of synch.  But this will soon be remedied by adding the resolution code from Mustafa's work on the [[RT_Shared_Editing|real-time shared editing]], aka Cola.
  
This new plugin is available via the [http://www.eclipse.org/ecf/projectsetfiles/ecf.docshare.anonymous.psf project set file].  Or for committers [http://www.eclipse.org/ecf/projectsetfiles/ecf.docshare.committer.psf here]
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This new plugin source is available via the [http://www.eclipse.org/ecf/projectsetfiles/ecf.docshare.anonymous.psf project set file].  For committers, get the project set file with extssh access  [http://www.eclipse.org/ecf/projectsetfiles/ecf.docshare.committer.psf here]

Revision as of 19:32, 18 November 2007

There is now a plugin org.eclipse.ecf.docshare to provides some support for the ongoing work on real-time shared editing. What this plugin does is expose an ECF Roster Menu in the context menu of all Eclipse-based text editors (e.g. java editor and text editor) so that shared editing can be initiated directly from within the existing editor UI.

Here is the 'slewis' client (the initiator), before starting editor sharing

Docshareslewis1.png

Here is the 'fliwatuet' client (the receiver), before starting editor sharing

File:Docsharefliwatuet1.png

Slewis initiates the real-time shared editing by opening the context menu in the editor, and choosing Share Editor With -> slewis@ecf.eclipse.org ->ECF -> fliwatuet@ecf.eclipse.org

Docshareslewis2.png

Fliwatuet receives a notice (to be replaced with a new notification system soon) and can accept or reject the shared editing session

Docsharefliwatuet2.png

If fliwatuet accepts, the editor is opened with slewis current editor content on fliwatuet's workbench

Docsharefliwatuet3.png

At this point, both participants can edit the text and updates will be immediately distributed and shown on the other's corresponding editor.

So, for example, here fliwatuet enters a new method (baz)

Docsharefliwatuet4.png

These same updates appear immediately on slewis' workbench. Slewis can also make changes and these are reflected on fliwatuet's workbench

Docshareslewis3.png

Note that currently this editor does not do conflict resolution, and so the editors can get get out of synch. But this will soon be remedied by adding the resolution code from Mustafa's work on the real-time shared editing, aka Cola.

This new plugin source is available via the project set file. For committers, get the project set file with extssh access here