Wysiwyg TinyMCE implementation

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Re: Wysiwyg TinyMCE implementation

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bobtheman wrote:i'll create a wiki account tonight (if i have time) and add wysiwyg editor to the dev wiki... anyone else that has time please feel free.
You can log into the wiki with your phpbb.com account.
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naderman wrote:
bobtheman wrote:i'll create a wiki account tonight (if i have time) and add wysiwyg editor to the dev wiki... anyone else that has time please feel free.
You can log into the wiki with your phpbb.com account.
Or more accurately you must login to the wiki with your phpbb.com account. :)
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Re: Wysiwyg TinyMCE implementation

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naderman wrote:
bobtheman wrote:i'll create a wiki account tonight (if i have time) and add wysiwyg editor to the dev wiki... anyone else that has time please feel free.
You can log into the wiki with your phpbb.com account.
I have an account on the phpbb support forums, and here on area 51 but im still unable to login to the wiki... any idea?
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Re: Wysiwyg TinyMCE implementation

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ToonArmy wrote:At the end of the day we want to utilise code form other OSS projects when we can to reduce what we have to maintain. Simply rolling our own WYSIWYG editor is not a simple task and would take significant development time, but I believe it is something users would like to see and we should certainly investigate.
I would like to encourage such way of thinking, an important thing to mention here, im a phpbb forum admin, its an Arabic forum with thousands of members and a million posts.

Till now i feel sick till i edit and decorate a nice announcement, try to use the current bbcodes system with a right to left language and see what you will face! imagine what new users face.

PHPBB is a community system for many languages, we are suffering to make a well formatted topic. i wish this be taken into consideration, we don't want to create a space shuttle inside a topic we just need to use B I , Alignment, inserting images and links inside topics easily, at least the basics, i wish development team will do it in coming versions.

Note: this is my first post in area51 , i would like to ask the following please:

1- why its names area51 ? i feel there is something i don't understand here, maybe cultural? i mean the name is related to something?

2- where i can read more about version 4? whats new, when will be released, and if we can convert from 3.0 to 4.0? im worried about future!

Thanks.
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Re: Wysiwyg TinyMCE implementation

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alahamdan wrote:1- why its names area51 ? i feel there is something i don't understand here, maybe cultural? i mean the name is related to something?

2- where i can read more about version 4? whats new, when will be released, and if we can convert from 3.0 to 4.0? im worried about future!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area51 As to why, I don't know.

4.0 is still in the planning stages, there is no release schedule, of course 3.0 will have an upgrade option to 4.0.
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EXreaction wrote:As to why, I don't know.
Note the description of the Area51 base:
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True, it's probably the most well known testing/experimental military base in the US (or maybe anywhere).
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Its also where all the aliens live.



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Re: Wysiwyg TinyMCE implementation

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I add my voice to the implementation of a new WYSIWYG build from scratch.

look for example to the wordpress system and its WYSIWYG It is light (without extra stuff) and handy!

the curent phpBB editor is hard for board owners, so, I could imagine how it is hard for "normal newbie" users. I have a forum (forumcine.ma) run by phpBB software and the members keep asking me to switch to vb cause they can't post topics "easily", but I like the open-source community and will stick with it, hoping that someday a decent WYSIWYG will be available.

and yes the the current available WYSIWYG are not a good way to go.. something from scratch should be built!

thanx.
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As may have already been mentioned, the forseeable issue with any WYSIWYG editor is the custom BBCode implementation. Of course that would just be difficult, not impossible. I say yes to possibly a wysiwyg plugin created and supported by the phpBB Team, but I don't think I would ever see the need to use it myself. Maybe it's just because I'm a coder myself and I like to see the inner workings of things, such as typing BBCode and smilies manually.
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