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Re: What is the most useful potential feature which Emacs lacks?

From: Jean-Christophe Helary
Subject: Re: What is the most useful potential feature which Emacs lacks?
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2020 08:50:33 +0900

> On Jun 2, 2020, at 8:32, Bastien <bzg@gnu.org> wrote:
> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:
>>> From: Bastien <bzg@gnu.org>
>>> Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 11:11:41 +0200
>>> Cc: excalamus@tutanota.com, Van Ly <van.ly+2020@sdf.org>,
>>> Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>
>>>> What about collaborative editing?
>>> FWIW, this is something Org users have been wanting for years.
>> What is missing in Emacs to make this possible?
> I don't know for sure.
> In the past, I was able to collaborate with a friend using an Emacs
> extension called "Rudel", which lets two distant buffers communicate
> with each other over the Gobby protocol.
> https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/Rudel indicates that the reference
> implementation for the Gobby protocol is broken.  I have not tried.
> So perhaps the required work is not on the Emacs side, but on that 
> of the protocol and its implementation.

It looks like SubEthaEdit, the text editor that first provided solid 
collaborative editing features on macos is now released under the MIT license 
and its communication protocol is documented on emacswiki:


Jean-Christophe Helary @brandelune

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