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[[Image:Communicate_GobbyHowTo_gobby.png|thumb|330px|Editing an article in Gobby.]]
 
[[Image:Communicate_GobbyHowTo_gobby.png|thumb|330px|Editing an article in Gobby.]]
  
'''Gobby''' is a first-class, GUI-based text collaboration tool.  You can use it, in conjunction with a collaboration server, to work together in real time with an unlimited number of people on any text based file, code or content.  Fedora offers a server for '''Gobby''' to maximize your online experience with your collaborators.
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'''Gobby''' is a first-class, GUI-based text collaboration tool.  You can use it, in conjunction with a collaboration server, to work together in real time with an unlimited number of people on any text based file, code or content.  Fedora offers a server for Gobby to maximize your online experience with your collaborators.
  
 
== Prerequisities ==
 
== Prerequisities ==
To use the '''Gobby''' collaboration tool with the Fedora Project's server, you need to have a [http://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts Fedora account] , and to set up your secure shell (SSH) access to [[Infrastructure/fedorapeople.org| fedorapeople.org]] .
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To use Gobby with the Fedora Project's server, you need to have a [http://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts Fedora account], and to set up your secure shell (SSH) access to [[Infrastructure/fedorapeople.org|fedorapeople.org]].
  
 
== Get the Password ==
 
== Get the Password ==
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# Select ''Applications > Internet > Gobby Collaborative Editor'' from the main menu.
 
# Select ''Applications > Internet > Gobby Collaborative Editor'' from the main menu.
# Select the ''Join session...'' toolbar button, or ''Gobby > Join Session...'' from the '''Gobby''' menu.
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# Select the ''Join session...'' toolbar button, or ''Gobby > Join Session...'' from the Gobby menu.
 
# In the '''Join Gobby session''' dialog, enter <code>gobby.fedoraproject.org</code> in the ''Host'' field.  Use the standard ''Port'' assignment of ''6522''.  Choose or change the ''Username'' and ''Color'' as needed.
 
# In the '''Join Gobby session''' dialog, enter <code>gobby.fedoraproject.org</code> in the ''Host'' field.  Use the standard ''Port'' assignment of ''6522''.  Choose or change the ''Username'' and ''Color'' as needed.
 
# At the prompt, enter the password you found in the procedure above.
 
# At the prompt, enter the password you found in the procedure above.
  
 
== Using Gobby ==
 
== Using Gobby ==
To see a document list, ensure that ''Window > Document list'' is selected on the '''Gobby''' menu.  To see a list of online users, ensure that ''Window > User list'' is selected.  You can also view a ''Chat'' window which allows you to talk to other participants.
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To see a document list, ensure that ''Window > Document list'' is selected on the Gobby menu.  To see a list of online users, ensure that ''Window > User list'' is selected.  You can also view a ''Chat'' window which allows you to talk to other participants.
  
To participate, select a document from the list and ''Subscribe'' to it.  All participants see each other's changes as they are made.  If you need information or want approval before making a large change, use the ''Chat'' window.  Because of its nature, '''Gobby''' does not offer an ''Undo'' function, so be polite to your collaborators.
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To participate, select a document from the list and ''Subscribe'' to it.  All participants see each other's changes as they are made.  If you need information or want approval before making a large change, use the ''Chat'' window.  Because of its nature, Gobby does not offer an ''Undo'' function, so be polite to your collaborators.
  
= External Links =
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== External Links ==
 
* [http://gobby.0x539.de Official Gobby website]
 
* [http://gobby.0x539.de Official Gobby website]

Latest revision as of 18:47, 26 December 2012

Editing an article in Gobby.

Gobby is a first-class, GUI-based text collaboration tool. You can use it, in conjunction with a collaboration server, to work together in real time with an unlimited number of people on any text based file, code or content. Fedora offers a server for Gobby to maximize your online experience with your collaborators.

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[edit] Prerequisities

To use Gobby with the Fedora Project's server, you need to have a Fedora account, and to set up your secure shell (SSH) access to fedorapeople.org.

[edit] Get the Password

Use ssh to login to your fedorapeople.org account:

ssh -l username fedorapeople.org

Read the password from this file:

cat ~lmacken/gobby

[edit] Run Gobby

If needed, install the gobby package on your Fedora, CentOS, or Red Hat Enterprise Linux system:

su -c 'yum install gobby'
  1. Select Applications > Internet > Gobby Collaborative Editor from the main menu.
  2. Select the Join session... toolbar button, or Gobby > Join Session... from the Gobby menu.
  3. In the Join Gobby session dialog, enter gobby.fedoraproject.org in the Host field. Use the standard Port assignment of 6522. Choose or change the Username and Color as needed.
  4. At the prompt, enter the password you found in the procedure above.

[edit] Using Gobby

To see a document list, ensure that Window > Document list is selected on the Gobby menu. To see a list of online users, ensure that Window > User list is selected. You can also view a Chat window which allows you to talk to other participants.

To participate, select a document from the list and Subscribe to it. All participants see each other's changes as they are made. If you need information or want approval before making a large change, use the Chat window. Because of its nature, Gobby does not offer an Undo function, so be polite to your collaborators.

[edit] External Links