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CKEditor Weekly for July 07, 2014

We're back with another edition of CKEditor Weekly. The team has been very busy behind the scenes getting various components ready in time for CKEditor 4.4.3 and CKEditor 4.5. We also have a new skin and plugin in the repository! Read on for more...

CKEditor in review

  • Olek Nowodziński is working on methods that will allow CKEditor to stop relying on unpredictable browsers when doing copy/cut operations, something the new drag and drop support will benefit from as well. His work will be ready for CKEditor 4.5.

  • Piotrek Koszuliński and Piotr Jasiun closed the first phase of custom drag and drop support with uncountable workarounds for incomplete implementations in browsers - a base for stable cross-browser compatible implementation.

    We're trying to unify as many kinds of drag and drop as possible because we believe there should be only one entry point and one API, so all the complex code will be hidden under the hood.

  • We’d like to remind everyone that Rafal Bromirski uploaded his awesome Moono Dark skin to the Add-ons repository. In case you didn’t know, CKEditor’s default skin is based on his design, which won the CKEditor 4 skin contest back in October of 2012. 

  • Daniel Svane uploaded a nifty Code Tag plugin that wraps text in <code> tags. 

  • It's also worth noting that even though we are often eager to solve issues, the incomplete implementation of editing features sometimes makes it impossible. A perfect example can be seen in this ticket where we tried to get disableObjectResizing to work in Internet Explorer. Solutions in IE8-10 were only partially satisfactory while IE11+ yielded no results. You can see our ticket on Microsoft's bug tracker here...

Around the Net

  • Casper Thomsen showed off what you can do with widgets and oEmbed. It demonstrates the best approach to creating semantic, reusable content that can be proposed now, which would not be possible without our widget system.

​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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