Re: "collaborative editing" clarification Was: New features to vote on and sponsoring
- Yakov Lerner wrote:
> Hello Bram,"collaborative" implies that people work together. Probably N-way.
> You wrote:
> > add collaborative editing: changes made to a buffer show up in another Vim
> in a second
> I'd like to ask for some clarifications. Clarification about
> perceived behaviour, not about implementation:
> 1. "two-way collaboration" or "one-way collaboration" ?
> Vim instance B attaches to instance A for collaboration
> on file F. Then B absorbs (and shows) changes to F made by A, right ?
> Does it automatically work the opposite way ? That is, when B's user
> makes changes, will A also show these changes so that they always stay in
> sync ?
> Which operation mode will be the basic mode ? The two-way or the one-way ?
> Do we allow both modes of operation ?
> In two-way collab, two swapfiles file will coexist for the same edited file,
> right ?
Possibly with some restrictions (people may be able to join in read-only
Also that when you start Vim on a file at home, you can continue working
on it from work and then on your laptop in Starbucks. Without getting
"swap file exists" errors.
I can't say anything about the implementation. Figuring this out is
part of the work. It requires votes before thinking about this.
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