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Re: [ecf-dev] new feature request

Hi Ed,

Ed Burnette wrote:

Can you share an editor you already have open?
Not yet, although this would be a logical next feature...along with the ability to remotely control (to some degree) scrolling, marker creation/removal, etc. I need to look a little more closely at the editor extension points that allow listeners (to editor events) to be set up and menu items/actions added to the context menu.

Will each user see each others changes, either while they are typing them, or when they save?
No...not yet anyway. The original request from Ward and Bjorn for this 'shared editor' was simply for a shared editor for simple walkthroughs and what Ward refers to as 'exploratory testing'.

This doesn't at all invalidate the idea of detecting local changes, serializing them, sending them, receiving them, deserializing those changes and applying them to the remote copies...along with having some mechanism (defined by extension point) to prevent or resolve synchronization conflicts...but the initial stab at this is intended simply to support a more modest (but still potentially quite useful) use case.


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