Rich Editor For Wiki Markup
Project Lead : Mr. Harshana Eranga Martin (IRC:hemartin)
Mentor: Mr. David Green
This project is part of Google Summer of Code 2010 program.
Mylyn WikiText project provides extensible framework and tools for parsing, editing and presenting lightweight markup. As an important component of the WikiText project, Wiki Text Editor provides the ability to create and edit wiki files written in several wiki markup languages such as MediaWiki, Textile, Confluence, TracWiki and TWiki. But the problem with the existing wiki text editor is, users need to have knowledge about these wiki mark-ups or they have to use the cheat sheets when they are using the editor. This makes the existing wiki text editor less user friendly and less usable. This project aims to provide a Rich Wiki Text editor such as WYSIWYG editor which can parse multiple wiki markup languages and HTML so that the wiki text editor users do not need to have a prior knowledge about the wiki language mark-ups.
- A WYSIWYG style editor with a DOM based backing model which is capable of parsing, editing and presenting wiki markup languages and HTML. This editor will be able to use in other SWT projects as well since it does not have dependencies with Eclipse Mylyn project.
- A proper documentations guide for users on how to use the tool set and documentation guide for developers on set of APIs, extension points.
Time line for project Milestones is given below
|Milestone||Date||Planned/Completed/Progressing items||status||Bugzilla Entry||dev.eclipse.org entries|
|M1||May 3, 2010||Study & Identify the good features that I should adapt and the defects that I should fix and solve in the existing wiki text editor.||-||-|
|M2||May 24, 2010||Studying the WikiText codebase closer and get a thorough understanding of how the things are implemented right now with the existing editor.|