[development] Distributed Pairprogramming for Drupal

Eike Starkmann eike.starkmann at fu-berlin.de
Wed Oct 14 13:57:58 UTC 2009

Mori Sugimoto wrote:
> Sounds very interesting :)
Thanks, would be great if it can improve your work.
> What's the overhead like? Would it be smaller than that of VNC, as you
> are essentially only sending text back and forth?
It is much smaller than VNC, because only the diff of the text is send 
via XMPP. So only (compressed)text is send.
> When both parties save an edited file, does it get stored in the local
> workspace as usual? Wouldn't it cause conflicts if you are using version
> control?
Yes, the files are stored in the local workspace and are kept sync 
between users. The normal way you work is that the host shares his/the 
project with others. But everybody can also just check out the project 
via svn/git/etc. before they start a session.
In don't know if i got your question right. Derived files aren't send 
via Saros, e.g. .svn isn't synchronized.

Greets, Eike

Eike Starkmann
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