Monday, June 24, 2013

GSoC: Collaborative text editing in kate + kde-telepathy

First of all, I've been accepted for GSoC this year! I'll be working on creating a collaborative text editor based on the KTextEditor interface and libinfinity library, and on integrating that editor into kde-telepathy. The point of integration with kde-telepathy is that it will allow for a nice user experience in setting up connections: instead of typing IP addresses, they can just select a person from their contact list.
"Integration" doesn't mean you'll be required to use it, though -- it'll work just fine with the old-fashioned way, too.
This post will give a rough overview over the project and what I have done so far.
First, here's a nice image so you don't get bored.
Collaborative editing in kate.