[isf-wifidog] New features: HTMLeditor and Cache

Max Horváth max.horvath at maxspot.de
Ven 9 Déc 06:21:54 EST 2005

Woohaa, if there should be an SQL error please send it to me or fix  
it ... I didn't see any SQL error when testing ...

Cheers, Max!

Am 08.12.2005 um 20:45 schrieb Proulx François:

> Pretty cool Max, I tried it and the FCKeditor works great, but it  
> appears there is an SQL error when I don't select a language for  
> the langstring entry. I will do the french translations during the  
> weekend. And it's great that you provide the CSS styles dropdown.  
> We will strongly suggest people to use the styles in the dropdown  
> so they don't go crazy with funky colors and styles...
> See ya
> On 8-Dec-2005, at 11:44 , Max Horváth wrote:
>> Hello folks,
>> First of all, sorry for not releasing this any earlier, but I had  
>> to do some things in private life. But now it's done and I'm back  
>> on track for WiFiDOG.
>> I just commited two new features to the CVS. The main developers  
>> should be able to get those changes now. Everyone else, who's  
>> using the anonymous CVS access should be able to get those changes  
>> during the next hours.
>> Those two new features are:
>> - HTMLeditor
>> - Cache
>> HTMLeditor uses the open source library FCKeditor[1]. It is an  
>> lightweight HTML text editor that brings to the web many of the  
>> powerful functionalities of desktop editors like MS Word. You can  
>> use HTMLeditor as a content type. This should ease the input of  
>> new content for many of us.
>> Cache is a class, which uses PEAR::Cache_Lite[2]. If you installed  
>> PEAR::Cache_Lite on your server and enabled the switch  
>> USE_CACHE_LITE in config.php, it'll cache the output of HTMLeditor  
>> content. This will save traffic to the database server. I plan to  
>> extend the use of the cache class to all content types. In the end  
>> this would save a lot of load on the database server.
>> So, what do you have to do, to use HTMLeditor?
>> First you have to install FCKeditor into the /lib/FCKeditor  
>> folder. Now it's done - go ahead and use it.
>> What do you have to do to use caching?
>> First you have to install PEAR::Cache_Lite. Consult the PEAR  
>> manual, if you're unsure how to do that. Next you have to enable  
>> caching in config.php. If you're using local.config.php don't  
>> forget to include the new switch to this file. Please make sure,  
>> that the new directory /tmp/cache is writeable for your webserver!
>> HTMLeditor is not a complete integration for now. It's fully  
>> functional, but we have to improve it.
>> First I'd like to see a WiFiDOG skin, so the HTML text editor  
>> would fit into the WiFiDOG layout. This is work that could be done  
>> by a few volunteers over at ISF.
>> Next you'll notice the green background of the text editor. This  
>> is due to HTMLeditor using WiFiDOGs CSS file. Green has been  
>> defined as the background color. Well, we should find a workaround  
>> for this. Next you'll notice that I only included one example for  
>> the CSS styles available to the editors. Well, this is, because I  
>> wanted ISFs CSS designer to decide, which CSS styles should be  
>> available to the editor.
>> Please add those CSS styles to /templates/FCKeditor/css/en.xml.
>> Also I only included the german translation of the templates and  
>> CSS styles for HTMLeditor. The fr.xml you will find in /templates/ 
>> FCKeditor/templates and /templates/FCKeditor/css is a copy of the  
>> en.xml. So those two files need to be translated into french.
>> Another question is, if we'd like to include more or other  
>> templates for HTMLeditor.
>> I hope you'll like those two new additions. I'd be very happy, if  
>> you'd be able to test them.
>> Please note, that I tested them as much as possible, but now we  
>> gotta test it in the wild. So take this code only as BETA quality.
>> So long,
>> Max!
>> [1] http://www.fckeditor.net
>> [2] http://pear.php.net/package/Cache_Lite/
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