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Re: [ecf-dev] Questions on COLA

Hi Dennis,

2009/2/20 devaughn <devaughn@xxxxxxxxx>:
> Before I throw the questions at you I want to give major kudo's for all of
> what ECF offers especially COLA.  I am currently looking at some areas of
> ECF to build collaboration tooling and have a few questions on COLA.

Thank you for your interest in the ECF project and its collaboration
capabilities

> Before I dig into the code to enable this,  is there a reason to only allow
> one file at a time to be shared?

This is captured by bug 238966. Please provide comments there.
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=238966

> Is there a reason that the compare editor's could not be shared, I am
> assuming this may also have to do with the answer to the first question?

The compare editor is a rather unique type of editor. Currently, only
text editors can be shared. I am not familiar enough with Compare's
code to comment as to whether it would be possible to share the editor
or not.

> I am thinking of using cola in a code review type of scenario but for that I
> would need to know that at least question 1 would be possible.  I would like
> to visually represent the reviewee's project in a view in the reviewers
> workbench.  Essentially the reviewee would initiate the sharing of the
> project and the reviewer would decide which files to look at.

You might be interested in a new area that we are currently
investigating. You can take a look at the blog post I wrote the
corresponding bug.
http://blog.hantsuki.org/2008/12/01/synchronizing-workspace-resources-with-remote-peers-using-ecf/
https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=257017

Regards,
Remy