Project Release Information
The focus of this release was on the file and folder operations (create, delete, move). They now work much more reliably.
The invitation code is rewritten, and the invitation dialog is not modal anymore. The host can continue to use Eclipse while the invitations are running.
This release focuses on improvements in the invitation module. The invitation process can be canceled now at any stage by both parties. The character encoding of the host is transmitted with the invitation and all participants use the same encoding.
The plugin now sends XMPP presence information so participants can see when others leave the Eclipse window for more than five seconds. Users can give a pseudonym for submitting error logs and statistical data so the developers can link this information from different Saros sessions without knowing the user's identity. In good news for Windows users, Saros no longer converts line delimiters to Unix style, instead using the delimiter style of the host.
Lots of bugs were fixed and some improvements were made to the network module. Now file transfers and activities can be much larger and still be transmitted much faster. Support was added for Eclipse PHP Development Tools (PDT). Using Saros via Google Talk is now supported. There is a dropin archive as an alternative to the update site.
Saros is a Eclipse plugin for collaborative text editing that in particular targets distributed pair programming (also called remote pair programming), but can support arbitrarily many participants at once. All members of a session have an identical copy of an Eclipse project and Saros keeps these copies in sync as editing progresses.