1. We want to make sure that we're hitching ourselves to a project that us being actively maintained and developed.
2. Are there major annoyances we'd like to walk away from, or capabilities we'd really like to not have to implement ourselves?
- GUI for adding links and inclusions - we'll probably have to code this ourselves, and definitely want to feel more certain about what editor we're using before we do so.
- offer multiple markups in addition to GUI (github's wiki may be basic, but they offer more than half a dozen markups!)
We'll have to migrate customizations we've made (?). any left?
http://geniisoft.com/showcase.nsf/WebEditors - chart comparing many editors. The only three I saw that are widely compatible and not proprietary are Cross-Browser RTE (Creative Commons attribution license), Ekit (Java, and the demo gave me a popup requesting access :-P), and Xinha (no development since June last year, seems sporadic but they've had other long breaks).
Here's a 2009 chart comparing a few editors that Drupal can use: http://drupal.org/node/208456
As for activity, that first chart has TinyME as "abandoned", but their github page looks reasonably active https://github.com/tinymce/tinymce I suppose it would still be a good idea for someone to hang out in their developer forum a bit and see if the new team has their heads on right, but frankly I'm not seeing any viable alternatives. A quick search for a Ruby-coded HTML editor turned up nothing. --John Abbe
I'm on this, John. I wanna make a shiny new editor comparison chart or find one. I did find wikimatrix.org and I'm wondering if wagn could somehow get into that arena.
--cquin.....2013-03-02 03:31:54 +0000
We're already there.
--John Abbe.....2013-03-22 09:05:26 +0000
Tagged Wagn 1.11 in preparation for build link and inclusion editors --John
not related. this is about moving away from tinymce.
--Ethan McCutchen.....2013-03-22 20:37:22 +0000
Which we still want to do, but it's no longer something we foresee happening in the near-term. It's not that we want a better text editor, but that we want something more akin to a page layout tool.
--John Abbe.....2013-03-22 22:55:30 +0000
+discussed in support tickets+relevant user stories