Example Shared Text Editor
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.
- 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.
- Create a text file in a project in CI.
- In CI, Right click on file and select Team -> Initiate Shared Session
- 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
- 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.
- 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 first, CI's content will be erased.) You should see changes on both editors.