Gobby 0.4.1 review

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Gobby project is a collaborative text editor. Gobby is a free collaborative editor base

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 315K
Developer: Alexander Bubeck
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Gobby project is a collaborative text editor.

Gobby is a free collaborative editor based on libobby, a library which provides synced document buffers.

It supports multiple documents in one session and a multi-user chat. It runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and other Unix-like platforms.

It uses GTK+ 2.6 as its windowing toolkit and thus integrates nicely into the GNOME desktop environment.

Here are some key features of "Gobby":
Realtime Collaboration
Each user has its own colour (changeable) to be identified by others
IRC-like Chat for communicating with your partners while coding
Sidebar with all the others having joined the session
Syntax highlighting for most programming languages
Session password protection
Multiple documents in one Session
Drag'n'drop of documents into gobby
Document synchronisation on request
Zeroconf support
Unicode support
Cross-platform: It runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and other flavours of UN*X
Gobby is free software and licenced under the GPL 2

GTK+ version 2.6.x
net6 1.2.0
obby 0.3.0
Gtkmm 2.6

What's New in This Release:
Functionality enhencements:
basic IPv6-support through new net6 and obby
encryption support through GNUTLS

Usability enhancements:
Chat window closeable
font types and sizes could be set in preferences
documents switchable using Ctrl-Alt-Page-Down and Ctrl-Alt-Page-Up
host and join dialogs are respawned on failure
application highlighting on new chat messages
filenames could be passed on the command-line to be opened in the current or a new session
session join possible through command-line option
user-modified colour palettes are now preserved

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