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From "Joachim Dreimann (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (COMDEV-92) Bloodhound: Live syntax highlighting
Date Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:41:22 GMT


Joachim Dreimann updated COMDEV-92:

    Summary: Bloodhound: Live syntax highlighting  (was: [GSoC] Bloodhound: Live syntax highlighting)
> Bloodhound: Live syntax highlighting
> ------------------------------------
>                 Key: COMDEV-92
>                 URL:
>             Project: Community Development
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Joachim Dreimann
>              Labels: bloodhound, gsoc2013, mentor
> Apache Bloodhound is a software development collaboration tool, including issue tracking,
wiki and repository browsing (see: Bloodhound extends Trac
( with multiple product support, advanced search functionality,
ticket relations, a simpler installer and sleeker user interface. Apache Bloodhound recently
graduated from the Apache Incubator as a stand-alone Apache project. 
> Problem: 
> Bloodhound currently uses previews to show users what their wiki text will look like
after submitting. Basic styling that allows them to highlight important elements, show hierarchies
and differentiate something from the norm are not visible at all in the editor.
> This encourages much back-and-forth for users wanting to get the styling just right,
without adding any real value.
> The idea here is to not overload the interface with WYSIWYG control elements and encouraging
users to fine tune every element of their text design (and thereby making it more difficult
to show a coherent, immediately recognisable style throughout the application).
> Proposed solution: 
> Enhance Bloodhound by providing live syntax highlighting in Wiki pages/fields. This should
highlight code snippets using the code highlighter Bloodhound already ships with but which
is only applied in view, not edit modes currently. Headings, bold or underlined text and the
like should be highlighted to users immediately too when they added the correct syntax, similar
to how iA Writer does it ( ).
> Skills needed: 
> Bloodhound and Trac are written in Python, so a moderate dose of Python programing skills
are required. 
> References: 
> Link to the original issue: 
> More GSoC-related tasks for Bloodhound: 
> Guidelines for contributing to Apache Bloodhound: 

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