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Example Shared Text Editor

Revision as of 02:13, 9 November 2006 by Remy.suen.gmail.com (Talk | contribs) (Grammar, link corrections)

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

First, get the plug-in from anonymous CVS. See the ECF developer resources page for a description of how to get this plug-in and its necessary dependencies.

  1. We will require two instances of eclipse for this demo; the creator instance (CI), and the joiner instance (JI). To begin, you will need to start an ECF generic server first, see here for details.
  2. Run 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->Team->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. You should see changes on both editors.
    http://kengilmer.com/shared_editor/s5.jpg

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