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New and Noteworthy
2.0.0 milestone 4

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Real-Time Shared Editing over XMPP/Google Talk and Skype

The ECF team is working on supporting several use cases based upon real-time shared editing. For example, online code reviews, collborative debugging and testing, and distributed pair programming. We've just started this work, and there is now some 'signs-of-life' work that works on the XMPP/Google Talk and Skype providers. See the page DocShare plugin wiki page for usage instructions and screen shots. Please feel free to provide input/feedback about desired features at both the UI level and the API level via the ECF mailing list or the ECF bugs/enhancements list.

URL and Eclipse View sharing

It's now possible to immediately share URLs and to remotely open Eclipse views via ECF the XMPP/Google Talk and/or Skype providers. To do so, open the context menu (right click) on the buddy of your choice in the contacts list:

Then the receiver will see a notification like this

And if they accept the request will then see

The 'Send Show View Request...' has a similar sequence.

ECF API Changes

Discovery API

The discovery API has been simplified and extended. See bug #209774 and the ECF Discovery API documentation.

IMPORTANT NOTE:The discovery API has undergone a number of simplifications that make it easier to use, but have broken backward compatibility. Applications that have been written to a previous version of the discovery API will have to be changed to use the new API. See the IDiscoveryContainerAdapter class for more information.

FileTransfer API

Added support improvided simplified outgoing file transfer. Added new provider for SCP-based file retrieve (download) and file send (upload). See documentation for ECF File Transfer API.