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CKEditor Weekly for December 23, 2014 - Merry Christmas!

After a short, but definitely busy, break, CKEditor team is back with another weekly status report of all good things happening in-house and around. The CKEditor 5 design discussions have recently got very heated indeed, we are slowly progressing towards CKEditor 4.5 and the team has met in Warsaw for the traditional Christmas gathering. Read on!

CKEditor in Review

  • The team continued some very interesting discussions about CKEditor 5 architecture and core concepts. A new approach to data processing and representation was presented by Frederico Knabben and Grzegorz Pabian during the short meetup in Warsaw. Both of them will now work on a prototype of it and sharing the extremely powerful, although complex concept with us.
  • The ckeditor-boilerplate features were adopted in the ckeditor-dev repository. From now on we are using Git hooks and Grunt tasks for automating code style checking and code linting. The new features will be documented soon.
  • Several smaller tickets for the 4.5.0 are being reviewed, although the team’s focus shifted to 4.4.7 for a while. A few tickets related to the Paste From Word feature were closed.
  • The Media Embed feature is being polished and getting very close to being ready.

Other Projects

  • Work on the command line interface (bender-cli) for Bender.js, our in-house testing tool, has commenced. It will let you run the locally installed Bender.js version in the current working directory, similarly to how grunt-cli works for Grunt.
  • The CKFinder team is working hard on the upcoming beta version of the CKFinder 3 release. Among the features that are now in the works are image manipulation and selecting scaled images.

Team Updates

  • The CKSource team met for a traditional Christmas meeting last Friday. A few hours of discussions around CKEditor 5 design and a company update with 2014 results and 2015 plans from the CEO were followed with a delicious feast, the team playing Secret Santa and then heading out for some fun at Room Escape Warsaw. We’re happy to report that everyone escaped successfully and the work on CKEditor continues as usual!

CKEditor 5 discussions Working on Xmas decorations Secret Santa at his best!

  • We are also saying goodbye to Sebastian Stefanov, our Customer and Community Manager, who, among other things, actually started the Weekly series and was working hard on our social media presence during the last two years. Although we are sad to see Sebastian leave, we would like to take this opportunity to thank him for the enormous contribution that he has brought to CKSource and wish him all the best in his future endeavours!

Around the Net

  • The new Image Responsive plugin was added to the Addons Repository. It extends the official Enhanced Image plugin with support for two responsive image attributes, srcset and sizes.

Merry Christmas!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 2015 is likely going to be a great year for CKSource, with exciting releases and great new features coming to all our products, so stay tuned for some hot announcements really soon!

CKSource Xmas tree

Happy Holidays!
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