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Example Shared Text Editor

Revision as of 17:08, 25 April 2006 by Kgilmer (Talk | contribs)

ECF Committer Ken Gilmer has implemented a shared text editor in the org.eclipse.ecf.example.collab.editor plugin.

First, get the plugin from anonymous CVS. See the ECF dev resources page for a description of how to get this plugin and the necessary dependencies.

  1. We will use two instances of eclipse for this demo; the creator instance (CI), and the joiner instance (JI).
  2. Run two the two Eclipse instances, making sure to use different workspaces if you are on the same machine.
  3. Go to eclipse preferences, team->ECF Editor Sharing. Adjust connection parameters as necessary. If you are using multiple machines, both will need to point to the same ECF server.
    http://kengilmer.com/shared_editor/s2.jpg
  4. Create a text file in a project in CI.
  5. In CI, Right click on file and select Team -> Initiate Shared Session
    http://kengilmer.com/shared_editor/s1.jpg
  6. At this point, you have created a shared editor instance in CI. Now others can connect.
  7. In JI, select File->New->Collaboration->Shared Editor Session
    http://kengilmer.com/shared_editor/s3.jpg
  8. The dialog will now show a window asking for local container, and will list all active editor sessions. These sessions are global to the ECF container name specified in preferences.
    http://kengilmer.com/shared_editor/s4.jpg
  9. Select your file. The editor will be created, and saved to whatever project container is specified in JI.
  10. Start typing in CI. (Note there is currently a bug in that if you type in JI first, CI's content will be erased.) You should see changes on both editors.
    http://kengilmer.com/shared_editor/s5.jpg

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