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Re: GSoC: collaborative editing

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: GSoC: collaborative editing
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 12:01:17 +0900

Brian Templeton writes:

 > I have considered a P2P architecture, but as Stefan mentions, that makes
 > it much harder to ensure consistency, and P2P algorithms are
 > considerably more complicated than algorithms that rely on a central
 > server.

Basically what you're saying is "OK, let's impose an arbitrary total
ordering on the changes."  Indeed that makes writing the collaborative
tool easier, but it also undermines collaboration by giving priority
to getting there *first* rather than doing it *better*.

Richard already said basically the same thing in a different way, of

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