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CKEditor Weekly for January 14, 2014

We're back with another edition of CKEditor Weekly. The team is getting ready for the next release (CKEditor 4.3.2), there's news on CKEditor 4.4CKEditor 5 and the online Builder now includes a cool new feature! Read on for details...

CKEditor in review

  • The team just closed the CKEditor 4.3.2 milestone so a release is imminent - maybe next week. 4.3.2 is going to be a maintenance release with a few fixes, which you can view here.

  • As of now, when creating a custom CKEditor via the online Builder, an additional file called build-config.js is included in the ckeditor root folder. The file can be used to recreate your custom build on the aforementioned page. It's useful when you're about to download a new CKEditor version and don't want to manually add every plugin to your build.

    The way it works: Just go to the online Builder page, click on the Upload build-config.js​ button (top-right corner) and upload the file in question. This will load up your previous plugins!

  • Focus is now shifting to CKEditor 4.4, which will introduce important changes. For starters, Paste from Word will get a major review to improve performance. Additionally, image drag & dropping will be introduced that will allow seamless image embedding from desktop to the WYSIWYG area. Currently, CKEditor has to rely on third-party plugins.

  • CKEditor 5 is building more steam in the planning phase. This important version will bring much needed mobile compatibility improvements.

  • We're excited about the Quail project. We hope to participate on it, helping improve the accessibility of online content around the world.

  • Core JavaScript Developer, Piotr Jasiun, attended the Mobile Central Europe conference in Warsaw last weekend where he got a chance to talk to various mobile industry leaders and play around with cool gadgets. Below you can see him playing around with Google Glasses at the conference:
  • Piotr at Conference 1 Piotr at Conference 2 Piotr at Conference 3

Around the Net

  • Cast Iron Coding released an integration module for TYPO3, an Open Source CMS with a scalable web application framework.

​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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