Scintilla pair programming over the net

Lars Ivar Igesund larsivar at
Wed Oct 4 05:07:24 PDT 2006

BLS wrote:

> Hi, I need some ideas....
> Pair programming over the net is an important, if not the most impotant
>   feature, my Groupware D IDE should have.
> Preleminaries :
> 1) Due to the fact that I choose wxD as GUI I have to use scintilla
> resprectice STC.
> 2) Pair programming means that person *A* is active/editing a source
> while person *B* (somewhere in the world) is passive/observing the same
> source. (Communication between A and B (to exchange ideas) through
> developer2developer chat, or dev2dev video-conferencing,...)
> 3) The IDE uses a database to manage sources/projects instead of
> SVN/CVS... hosted on an dedicated server, accessable through the IP
> address.
> Okay, now the idea I would like to discuss...
> Ide login ask for pw and id, automaticly connects to the db
> server/internet, get your *current IP address* and saves these
> information into a simple db-table. "WhoIsOnline" (transmission and
> database are strongly encrypted)
> These informations are needed to communicate over the net. The IDE acts
> as threaded socket-server *and* socket-client.
> Person *A* opens a project/source and invites a project member who is
> online just by querying the project-member and WhoIsOnline tables.
> Person *A* opens a D sourcefile and starts editing.
> (The adequate record is locked and write protected.)
> Person *B* is passive and watches the modification in realtime or
> "WhatYouEditIsWhatISee"
> How :
> Actually I am a bit helpless. The only idea I actually have is to use
> scintilla idle events to send (captured) mouse and keyboard events via
> socket to person *B*.  ????????
> Probabely the Observer Pattern  has some value ??????
> Any feedback, hint, tip, link  is welcome!
> Björn

No idea how you should do it, but maybe Gobby can give some hints?

It's a collaborative editor, with chat, etc

Lars Ivar Igesund
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