July 27, 2004
Collaborative Conference Note-Taking

This is a SubEthaEdit template that was used at PyCon. Note-taking as an activity is something I find interesting, and a guide for doing so is kind of neat. When the guide is for multiple people simultaneously taking notes in a single shared document, then I get extra tingly. [via Ted Leung.]

P.S. When is one of our more ambitious emacs hackers going to write subethaedit.el?

TITLE OF PAPER: _name_of_the_paper_here_
URL OF PRESENTATION: _URL_of_powerpoint_presentation_
PRESENTED BY: _names_of_the_participants_
REPRESENTING: _name_of_the_company_they_represent_

CONFERENCE: _name_of_your_conference_here_
DATE: _date_of_your_conference_here_
LOCATION: _venue_and_room_in_venue_

{If you've contributed, add your name, e-mail & URL at the bottom}

REFERENCES: {as documents / sites are referenced add them below}


CONTRIBUTORS: {add your name, e-mail address and URL below}

E-MAIL BOUNCEBACK: {add your e-mail address separated by commas }

A headline (like a field in a database) will be CAPITALISED
    This differentiates from the text that follows
A variable that you can change will be surrounded by _underscores_
    Spaces in variables are also replaced with under_scores
    This allows people to select the whole variable with a simple double-click
A tool-tip is lower case and surrounded by {curly brackets / parentheses}
    These supply helpful contextual information.

Copyright shared between all the participants unless otherwise stated...
Posted by jjwiseman at July 27, 2004 11:53 PM

Does "M-x make-frame-on-display" work for you?

Posted by: sean on July 28, 2004 02:47 AM

M-x make-frame-on-display is similar, but rather constrained in comparison. see (subethaedit) will announce files that are available, automatically conenct to any host announcing files on the network (rather than inputing host:display for a known machine), then deal with some basic authentication/acess (if its necessary) as well as dealing with the actual exchange of blocks of text. it would be quite a cool hack to get emacs to communicate with exisiting see sessions using M-x subetha but i imagine it would be seriously hairy, involving a few layers underneath; see uses rendezvous (apple's zeroconf) as connection handling protocol and the byte exchange uses BEEP (rfc 3080) which offers a few obvious advantages over x11 for networked text exchange, see also handles multiple cursors and color=user mapping.

Posted by: inz'x on July 28, 2004 04:41 AM

Actually, I was sort of kidding -- it would be easy to use emacsclient
and ssh to create an "inverse SEE" with many people submitting files
to be edited by one person, but the "shared emacs" is really sort of
a joke. I actually used it like this with about 3 people a few years
back, and quickly ran into limitations, the most memorable of which
was the fact that only one person at a time could use the minibuffer...

Posted by: sean on July 30, 2004 12:14 AM
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