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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 running infinoted to maximize your online experience with your collaborators.


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

Get the Password

Use ssh to login to your account:

ssh -l username

Read the password from this file (literally type in the following while connected):

cat ~lmacken/gobby

Run Gobby

If needed, install the gobby05 package on your Fedora, CentOS, or Red Hat Enterprise Linux system:

su -c 'yum install gobby05'


su -c 'dnf install gobby05'
  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 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.

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.

Git repo and out of band document access

All changes made in documents are synced to a git repo every 60 seconds. This git repo is available in cgit at: the raw text versions of documents are available at: and an rss/atom feed is available at:

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