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Committer Ken Gilmer has implemented a shared text editor in the '''org.eclipse.ecf.example.collab.editor''' plugin. |+|
ECF Ken Gilmer has implemented a shared text editor in the '''org.eclipse.ecf.example.collab.editor''' plugin.
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|−|First, get the plugin from anonymous CVS. [http: //www.eclipse.org/ecf/resources.html See the ECF dev resources page] for a description of how to get this plugin and the necessary dependencies. |+|
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|−|# We will use two instances of eclipse for this demo; the creator instance (CI), and the joiner instance (JI). |+|
|−|# Run two the two Eclipse instances, making sure to use different workspaces if you are on the same machine. |+|
|−|# 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. <br>http:/ /kengilmer.com/shared_editor/s2.jpg |+|
|−|# Create a text file in a project in CI. |+|
|−|# In CI, Right click on file and select Team -> Initiate Shared Session <br>http://kengilmer.com/shared_editor/s1.jpg |+|
|−|# At this point, you have created a shared editor instance in CI. Now others can connect. |+|
|−|# In JI, select File->New->Collaboration->Shared Editor Session<br>http://kengilmer.com/shared_editor/s3.jpg |+|
|−|# 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.<br>http://kengilmer.com/shared_editor/s4.jpg |+|
|−|# Select your file. The editor will be created, and saved to whatever project container is specified in JI. |+|
|−|# Start typing in CI. (Note there is currently a bug in that if you type in JI <i>first</i>, CI's content will be erased.) You should see changes on both editors. <br>http://kengilmer.com/shared_editor/s5. jpg |+|
Latest revision as of 15:29, 28 October 2008
ECF committer Ken Gilmer has implemented a shared text editor in the org.eclipse.ecf.example.collab.editor plugin.
NOTE: This work has been deprecated in favor of the work on DocShare/Cola. Please see DocShare_Plugin for further info about the recent work.