jotgit alternatives and similar tools
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Do you think we are missing an alternative of jotgit or a related project?
Git-backed real time collaborative editor built with meteor.
Here's a quick demo: http://youtu.be/z-_wSiGS18U
The current version of jotgit is a prototype that lets you collaboratively edit Markdown files in a local git repository. Then you can save the files (with an optional commit message), and they'll be committed to the repository.
This assumes that you're on Linux or Mac OS X.
First, you'll need to install node.js and meteorite, the package manager for meteor. The recommended way to do this is to first install the node version manager, following these directions. The command will be something like:
curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/creationix/nvm/v0.11.2/install.sh | bash
Then, restart your terminal, and run
nvm install 0.10
to install node 0.10 (the latest stable release, at the time of writing).
Install meteorite globally (via the node package manager, npm) with
npm install -g meteorite
If you have not yet installed Meteor, do that:
curl https://install.meteor.com | /bin/sh
Clone this repository:
git clone https://github.com/jdleesmiller/jotgit.git
Start up meteor with meteorite:
cd jotgit # or wherever you cloned it mrt
It should pull in all of the required dependencies. Make some tea.
Then visit localhost:3000 in your browser. Be sure to try with multiple windows!
By default, it loads up the test repository in
tests/demo. To point it at another repository, you can either edit
server/jotgit.coffee or use meteor settings to specify an alternative
uses CodeMirror for the editing component.
The code is structured in the usual way for a meteor app: the files in
server run on the server, the files in
client run on the client, and the files in
lib run on both. There's also a
jotgit-core package in
packages/jotgit-core that contains most of the core classes (stuff that is not very meteor-specific).
allow remote pushes to the repository (mostly done, but still need to notify web clients after a push)
some way of handling multiple commit authors (apparently not supported by git)
option to commit to github instead of a local git repo
file type handling (various text files, binary files)
MIT --- see LICENSE file.
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the jotgit README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.