Revision as of 19:59, 22 November 2008
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.
Get the Password
ssh to login to your fedorapeople.org account:
ssh -l username fedorapeople.org
Read the password from this file:
If needed, install the
gobby package on your Fedora, CentOS, or Red Hat Enterprise Linux system:
su -c 'yum install gobby'
- Select Applications > Internet > Gobby Collaborative Editor from the main menu.
- Select the Join session... toolbar button, or Gobby > Join Session... from the Gobby menu.
- In the Join obby session dialog, enter
gobby.fedoraproject.orgin 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.
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.