The Eclipse plug-in XPairtise provides a platform for distributed pair programming. The plug-in offers shared editing, project synchronization, shared program and test execution, user management, built-in chat communication and a shared whiteboard.
Pair programming is a key practice in eXtreme Programming (XP) whereby two programmers share the same terminal and program together. Distributed pair programming is the practice of pair programming where the two programmers comprising the pair are in different locations.
This guide gives a short introduction to the usage of the XPairtise plug-in, version 1.1.0. Depending on your platform, the actual appearance of the views on your machine might differ from the ones shown in this guide. The screenshots in this guide were taken either on Windows XP or on Linux (GTK2).
XPairtise is available in binary and source form from http://sourceforge.net/projects/xpairtise/.
The client packages have to be installed in your Eclipse "plugins" directory.
If your Eclipse is installed in the directory
C:\Eclipse, then the client packages
should be copied into the directory
C:\Eclipse\plugins. Restart Eclipse.
The plug-ins should be available now. (Sometimes, it is necessary to start Eclipse
once with the "-clean" option, which makes Eclipse update its plug-in configuration.)
Verify your installation by selecting
The XPairtise perspective should be an available entry in the listed choice of perspectives.
Copyright 2006-2008 The XPairtise Team Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0 Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.