DistEdit: a distributed toolkit for supporting multiple group editors. The purpose of our project is to provide toolkits for building applications that support collaboration between people in distributed environments. In this paper, we describe one such toolkit, called DistEdit, that can be used to build interactive group editors for distributed environments. This toolkit has the ability to support different editors simultaneously and provides a high degree of fault-tolerance against machine crashes. To evaluate the toolkit, we modified two editors to make use of the toolkit. The resulting editors allow users to take turns at making changes while other users observe the changes as they occur. We give an evaluation of the toolkit based on the development and use of these editors.

This software is also peer reviewed by journal TOMS.