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Gobby 0.4.0 (stable version)
|Original author(s)||Armin Burgmeier|
|Developer(s)||0x539 dev group|
|Stable release||0.4.13 / February 19, 2012|
|Written in||C++, C.|
|Operating system||Unix, Windows|
Gobby is a free software collaborative real-time editor available on Windows and Unix-like platforms. (It runs on Mac OS X using Apple's X11.app.) It was initially released in June 2005 by the 0x539 dev group. The hexadecimal value 0x539 is equal to 1337 in decimal.
It features a client-server architecture which supports multiple documents in one session, document synchronisation on request, password protection and an IRC-like chat for communication out of band. Users can choose a colour to highlight the text they have written in a document. Gobby is fully Unicode-aware, provides syntax highlighting for most programming languages and has basic Zeroconf support.
A dedicated server called Sobby is also provided, together with a script which could format saved sessions for the web (e.g. to provide logs of meetings with a collaboratively prepared transcript). The collaborative editing protocol is named Obby, and there are other implementations that use this protocol (e.g. Rudel , a plugin for GNU Emacs).
Gobby 0.5 replaces Sobby with a new server called infinoted
See also 
- http://gobby.0x539.de/trac/#DevelopmentArea, Retrieved on 2009-11-28.
- http://gobby.0x539.de/trac/browser/COPYING, Retrieved on 2011-03-28.
- 2005-06-07: Gobby 0.1.1 released, Retrieved on 2009-11-28.
- 2005-07-30: Release day - gobby-0.2.0, obby-0.2.0, net6-1.1.0, Retrieved on 2009-11-28
- 2006-04-11: First release candidate of the 0.4.x series, Retrieved on 2009-11-28.
- 2008-10-18: Gobby 0.4.90 released, Retrieved on 2009-12-21.
- Infinote Protocol Specification: Concurrency Control, Retrieved on 2009-12-21.
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