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I seem to remember a package mentioned once, that you would activate in Emacs, and then other people could follow what happens in almost real time in your Emacs by accessing a URL with a web-browser.

I can't for the life of me find the name of this package.

  • I don't know how to describe it better, please edit if you do - it was impatient-mode I was looking for. – asjo Oct 2 '15 at 18:08
  • (Drew deleted his comment, so my reply - above - seems detached and deranged now.) – asjo Oct 3 '15 at 18:59
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You might be thinking about impatient-mode, which is available in MELPA, and also on GitHub. I haven't tried it myself, but according to Sacha Chua's blog post about it it seems to be easy to use:

  1. Install the impatient-mode package.
  2. Call M-x httpd-start.
  3. Configure the firewall to allow incoming connections.
  4. Put the selected buffer into impatient-mode.
  5. Share the link with my IP address (form: http://my.ip.ad.dress:8080/imp/)
  • Yes it is easy to use and if you have a web service already running on that computer, you can skip the httpd-start step. – Emacs User Oct 2 '15 at 16:53
  • That was the blog post I read, but my search skills failed me miserably - I was even searching for Sacha's blog specifically. I think I found impatient-mode, but the blurb "See the effect of your HTML as you type it." confused me, as that is certainly not what I am looking for. Will try it. Thanks! – asjo Oct 2 '15 at 17:27

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