Release status: experimental
|Description||Enables real-time collaborative editing|
|Author(s)||C. Scott Ananian and Mark Holmquist (cscotttalk)|
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The TogetherJS extension enables real-time collaborative editing, both in the traditional wikitext edit box and with VisualEditor. (VisualEditor is not required, but you may wish to install it.) This extension builds off of Mozilla's TogetherJS library, formerly known as "TowTruck".
TogetherJS currently has dependencies on pre-release alpha versions of MediaWiki and VisualEditor; if you want to install it, you should shell into your server and use git to download the very latest version:
cd extensions git clone https://github.com/cscott/mediawiki-extensions-togetherjs.git TogetherJS
Basic setup instructions
To experiment with this extension locally, add the following into LocalSettings.php:
Congratulations, you should now have TogetherJS up and running! Test it by visiting a page like
Sandbox on your wiki and clicking the "Together" page action. To see a (unstable and liable to change) test instance, visit Wikimedia Labs.
How TogetherJS works
TogetherJS currently provides a simple toolkit of Web-based real-time collaboration tools to end users, including chat, audio, and screensharing. We hope that these tools will be helpful for a variety of use cases, such as...
- Real-time collaboration on wiki pages for Wikimedia projects, of course
- Remote pair programming and collaborative debugging, for MediaWiki developers building extensions, gadgets, userscripts etc.
- and more! Please add your ideas.
Mozilla's TogetherJS is worth a look.