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From a end-user's perspective, ECF provides three major areas of communication which are sync and a-sync p2p communication, collaboration and utilities. Let's take a look at these three different area's and the see what the ECF has available for you.

Person to Person Communication


ECF Provides several protocols over which to create a chat session. IRC You are able to login to an IRC server to join IRC chatrooms. Eclipse committers operate many rooms on the Freenode server. They are happy to help you answer questions.

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MSN asasas Eclipse IM

News  ECF Provides the NNTP protocol together with a basic news client 

Project Synchronization Eclipse projects can be shared. 
Real-Time Collaborative Editing ECF Provides tools to share an editor over the network. This can be used for pair programming sessions across the network.


ECF is a framework for building distributed servers, applications, and tools. It provides a modular implementation of the OSGi 4.2 Remote Services standard, along with support for REST-based and SOAP-based remote services, and asynchronous messaging for remote services.

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