PHPBB3-10418 - WYSIWYG Editor/Rich Text Editor

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Re: WYSIWYG Editor/Rich Text Editor

Post by brunoais » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:39 pm

Not only that, the BBCode plugin (from what I understood) is the same kind as SKE, including no source code mode with buttons working.

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Re: WYSIWYG Editor/Rich Text Editor

Post by wGEric » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:05 am

EXreaction wrote:All I see is "Buy Redactor". I'm assuming this is probably not GPL compatible.
From the pieces below it sounds like you can't fork Redactor which could be an issue. Probably better to steer clear.
http://imperavi.com/redactor/license/ wrote: ...

Permitted Use

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The OEM License: Holders of the OEM License may use the Software as if they had the Corporate/Business license. In addition OEM License holder’s clients are allowed to develop their own products based on or containing Redactor. License holder’s clients do not have to obtain their own Developer licenses. However, neither license holder nor license holder’s clients can sell Redactor as a sole product (with or without modification); License holder and license holder’s clients should use it fairly; we still hold all the rights for Redactor’s code, and we solely determine “fair use” of Redactor. The OEM License holders may expect priority response to their support requests and the highest quality of service and support, including but not limited to: priority bug fixes in the Software, help with installation of the Software, reasonable customization, phone, Skype or other live consultations, etc. The OEM License is limited to one year from the date of purchase.

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Unless you have been granted prior, written consent from Imperavi, you may not:
  • Reproduce, distribute, or transfer the Software as a sole product, or portions thereof, to any third party.
  • Sell, rent, lease, assign, or sublet the Software as a sole product or portions thereof.
  • Grant rights to any other person.
  • Use the software in violation of any Canadian or international laws or regulations.
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Edit: just found this
http://imperavi.com/redactor/faq/#q4 wrote:Can I use Redactor in my project, which is published under GPL, MIT, BSD, or other open-source/copyleft license?
Yes, go ahead! You just need to purchase the OEM license. No additional fees will be applied and there are no special terms or conditions, until Redactor is properly "linked" in your software.

However, keep in mind that Redactor is not an open-source product. It is proprietary commercial copyrighted software and we do not allow it's distribution under any open-source licenses. Think about Redactor as if it was a paid proprietary extension for your project.
So it would have to be something that if someone forks phpBB it couldn't include the Redactor code.
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Re: WYSIWYG Editor/Rich Text Editor

Post by Volksdevil » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:27 pm

Excuse my ignorance, but why can't we stick with what we currently have? What is it that needs/HAS to be changed exactly?

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Re: WYSIWYG Editor/Rich Text Editor

Post by brunoais » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:43 pm

The problem is that many forum users don't really like the idea that they can't see the outcome of what they are writing and being able to edit directly in the outcome they want.

They want the word/libreoffice/openoffice look and feel when they are writing a post... WYSIWYG plugins have been very popular recently so... We are just left with that option as there's no real reason not to have it.

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Re: WYSIWYG Editor/Rich Text Editor

Post by Master_Cylinder » Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:03 pm

Many as in? I've never heard anyone complain about the composing process and/or request a wysiwyg editor in any forum I'm involved with...

Bloat could be a reason? Overhead perhaps? I'd imagine the output would be better than the old wysiwyg html editors that used to be popular (for about a week) but I can think of reasons not to have it. Whether the demand warrants the resources is not up to me...
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Re: WYSIWYG Editor/Rich Text Editor

Post by imkingdavid » Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:08 am

It's popular enough to warrant, at the very least, a 21 page topic here on area51. I have also seen numerous requests for it, and there are multiple MODs either in development or in the MODDB.

I'm not saying that there aren't things that are a higher priority, and in fact this is in limbo until the BBCode parser is redone/replaced (see: s9e/TextFormatter), but this is something that many people want and will likely be in a future version of the software (though definitely not 3.1).
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Re: WYSIWYG Editor/Rich Text Editor

Post by brunoais » Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:05 am

I'm working on placing it on phpBB 3.2. It is paused because I'm waiting for SCE's owner.

If there's no answer from him for too long... I'll have to take over and work on it until he's back. I just hope he hasn't abandoned it.

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Re: WYSIWYG Editor/Rich Text Editor

Post by Meis2M » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:38 am

i think tinymce and ckeditor is powerful than SCE and update and support many years.

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Re: WYSIWYG Editor/Rich Text Editor

Post by brunoais » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:31 pm

TInyMCE not as much. CKE is, undoubtedly, for HTML editing, a really powerful tool. But the source code mode is too weak as it behaves just as a textarea.
If you know a way to make it so that in source code mode it does not behave as a "just" a textarea and have the buttons actually working in harmony, then I'll be glad to change my mind to CKE. Otherwise, I'll stick to SCE as I have been for some months.

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Re: WYSIWYG Editor/Rich Text Editor

Post by Meis2M » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:02 am

so what are you waiting for merge SCE in phpBB 3.1 ?

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