[pmwiki-users] WYSIWYG Reality Check: It Ain’t Working

Philipp Kazakow finar at finar.ru
Sun May 22 03:33:59 CDT 2011

Why not to place some advertisement about WYSIWYGFundDrive on the
PmWiki.org, so that everyone could see it?


2011/5/22 Petko Yotov <5ko at 5ko.fr>

> On Saturday 21 May 2011 21:35:15 Al Louis Ripskis wrote:
> > On May 21, 2011 3:03 Petko Yotov wrote:
> > >Note that a WYSIWYG editor may eventually be written anyways and you
> won't
> > >have to pay.
> >
> > Petko, can you give us the details on the above?
> > By "may eventually be written" what do you mean?
> "May" : http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/may
>   To have permission to, be allowed.
>   Expressing a present possibility; possibly.
>   Expressing a wish.
> "Eventually" : http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/eventually
>  In the end, at last, finally, yet, ultimately.
> > What time frame are we talking about? In weeks? A couple of months?
> > And who will write it?
> I don't have this information now (please don't ask me when I will have
> it).
> The WYSIWYG feature is very much requested and if it is done well, it may*
> break the barriers to PmWiki adoption by users unwilling or unable to read
> the
> BasicEditing page from the documentation or even the cheatsheet under the
> editing text area. It is on my todo list, but without contract deadlines,
> as
> we spoke earlier.
> That doesn't mean that nobody else could work on an implementation.
> Other features, often requested and arguably very useful are UTF-8
> migration +
> RTL support + encode filenames, multiple file uploads, image manager
> (rotate,
> rename, edit metadata), section editing, table of contents, PDF generation,
> zip export, easier user watchlists, admin interface, notify on upload, ...
> review and update the doc translation in French, ...
> Some existing recipes already provide some of these functions, but only
> work
> in some cases, or do much more than what is really needed. For example, a
> generator able to work with UTF-8 and with languages not based on the Latin
> alphabet might be useful.
> Petko
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