|Re: [ecf-dev] new feature request|
Carl Cook wrote:
Attempting to build a shared editor, whether or not synchronous modifications are supported, will really put ECF on the map in my opinion. I think this is quite a critical point in the project.
Scott: one quick question: is the goal of ECF to provide general collaboration support within eclipse, or is it tailored specifically towards software engineering?
I'm a little confused because of the focus on chat facilities and the shared graph editor? Has development focused on this because these are fairly easy applications to start with?
Before much development work is done towards shared editors, some of you might be interested in taking a look at SubEtha Edit (http://www.codingmonkeys.de/subethaedit <http://www.codingmonkeys.de/subethaedit>). This is one of the most popular multi-user editors, and it is designed primarily for source code editing. By taking a look at the screenshots, it might give the ECF developers a few ideas of what they want to support now, and what might be in the pipeline in later releases.
Incidentally, should my occasional ravings/comments be posted here, or to the newsgroup?