Gobby 0.4.12

Gobby project is a collaborative text editor.
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.

Main features:

  • 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

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last updated on:
December 19th, 2009, 16:33 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Alexander Bubeck
ROOT \ Text Editing&Processing \ Word Processors
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What's New in This Release:
  • "Save all documents" has been introduced.
  • Fix up the title of the first session password dialog.
  • Add experimental spell checking support based on gtkspell, which needs to be explicitly enabled by passing --with-gtkspell to configure.
  • Translation roundup:
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