[ec2-beta] RFC: screenbin -- like pastebin, but for screen, using Ubuntu in Amazon EC2
kirkland at ubuntu.com
Mon Jan 12 23:11:17 GMT 2009
I just published a blog post that might interest some people on this list:
Basically, I've created a new utility, screenbin (and packaged it for
Ubuntu in my PPA).
The concept behind it is very similar to a pastebin--basically a
temporary location to collaboratively work on something, and throw it
away when you're done.
The difference is that it's far more interactive than a simple
pastebin. Using EC2, a fully operational Ubuntu server is
instantiated, ssh keys are retrieved and installed, and multiple
people can ssh to the system and share a screen session.
This has already proven valuable for my team members and I, in doing
such daily activities as:
* collaborative development
* peer code review
* mentoring and instruction
I'm curious for feedback from this list here.
You can file bugs or feature requests at:
And if you're willing/interested in helping with some development, I'd
be much obliged ;-)
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