GSOC 2012 idea

C. Boemann cbo at
Sun Feb 12 21:38:06 UTC 2012

From Words' side it's a clear no unfortunately. We are not ready to entertain 
this idea. Collaborative editing is very difficult and out of scope for gsoc. 
The Telepathy side is the easy final touches.

You need to define the protocol, implement the protocol, implement operational 
transforms. Plus struggle with and learn the Calligra code. Code that this 
moment is not even mature. Maybe in two years or more we will be ready, but 
not in 2012

On Sunday 12 February 2012 22:05:05 Martin Klapetek wrote:
> Just to fill in folks from Calligra on Telepathy side - we're ready :) We
> have pretty much all that is needed from a networking POV - we have "stream
> tubes" that allows to send arbitrary data between contacts (needs Qt 4.8
> though), we have embedable chat widget and contact list widget (might need
> little tweaks). However we do not have any protocol defined for
> collaborative document editing, so one would have to be written (using
> operational transformation?) if there is no (floss) lib providing it.
> We could probably help with mentoring from Telepathy side, should this
> project got accepted.
> --
> Martin Klapetek | KDE Developer
> On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 21:54, Abhishek Sood A <soodabhi7 at> wrote:
> > HI,
> > 
> > I would like to know if there are any plans and possibility of
> > integrating kde-telepathy with KWord/calligra? It would be helpful in
> > knowing if others are viewing the same document i.e. similar to google
> > docs / MS lync+MSWord integration. My understanding of the
> > implementation and feasibility is little and I appreciate your time for
> > giving a feedback.
> > 
> > I have mailed Martin from kde-telepathy (cced) regarding the same.
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> > --
> > Abhishek Sood A
> > Graduate Masters Student
> > Northwestern University,
> > McCormick School of Engineering,

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