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CKEditor Weekly for February 23, 2015

We're back with another CKEditor Weekly! The new CKEditor sample and toolbar configurators were finished last week, other CKEditor 4.5 features were worked on, updates to some Bender plugins were released and most importantly, CKFinder 3 beta release is near! Read on for details!

CKEditor in Review

  • The new CKEditor sample as well as interactive toolbar configurators were finished last week (some minor tweaking excluded). They will be available in CKEditor 4.5 (you can get a sneak-peak if you checkout the major branch of the official GitHub repository) and with their introduction we hope to considerably speed up the editor installation and customization process. Tired of manually adjusting the toolbar to your needs? Well, with the release of CKEditor 4.5 this will be the past! The future is this:

The new CKEditor sample The new toolbar configurator

  • The development team also started working on ticket #11586 which is a blocker for many features in CKEditor 4.5. Turns out we need to rewrite the entire method because it was based on assumptions that cannot be fulfilled. This is a perfect example of why even most carefully designed software is always delayed!
  • We also kept working on smaller 4.5 issues, most notably:
    • #12870 - Thanks to the new Notification plugin a part of the alerts will be able to be replaced with editor notifications.
    • #12901 - This ticket makes the Notification Aggregator more flexible.
  • Additionally, we worked hard on CKEditor 5, the future of web editing. This week we focused on the event emitter and a basic model class (plus lots of flame wars which is probably most common in all software architecture design phases...).

Other Projects

  • Updates to some Bender.js plugins were released:
  • CKFinder 3 documentation is growing, and the samples are being created in a form similar to the existing CKEditor SDK. Also the bug fixing phase continues, with last changes polishing some API inconsistencies.

Around the Net

Graham Oliver started working on a port of CKEditor module to Backdrop.

Team Updates

It seems we won’t be able to go on any sort of diet any time soon, there are just too many opportunities to celebrate! Last week we celebrated Grzegorz birthday, and the next CKSource meetup in Warsaw is looming…

That's it for this week. If you would like to be featured in one of our CKEditor Weeklies, or have an interesting tidbit that relates to CKEditor, leave a comment below or contact us!

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