office suite LibreOffice have added a feature still experimental: the ability for multiple people can work simultaneously in a document in different parts of the world and through Internet .
The secret of this function is LibreOffice work together with Telepathy , an instant messaging environment supports different protocols. As indicated in Ars Technica, one of the key features of Telepathy is that it allows these IM protocols are used as a means of arbitrary communication between applications.That ability made
four LibreOffice developers were found for a small “hackfest” in the offices of the Open Source startup Collabora for work on a prototype of a collaborative role in LibreOffice . This “festival of hacking” was organized by The Document Foundation.
In the following video you can see the functionality in action, and as can be seen in that video, to edit cells in a spreadsheet changes reflect a user performed in near real time spreadsheet in the other user.
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