[wp-hackers] GSoC 2013: Application Idea - Making the Code Editor Usable
coreyja at gmail.com
Fri Apr 26 19:34:08 UTC 2013
Oh yes it does. Well beat me too it but your plugin looks really nice! I'll
have to use it next time I run into wanting to use the built in editor.
Thanks for letting me know though.
On Apr 26, 2013 3:30 PM, "ohad raz" <admin at bainternet.info> wrote:
> my plugin already does most of what you are suggesting.
> On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 7:35 PM, Corey Alexander <coreyja at gmail.com>
> > Hey WordPress team,
> > I'm Corey Alexander. I'm a CS major at Rose Hulman Institute of
> > I have been doing web work, mostly in WordPress, for the last 3 years or
> > now. If you want to check out some of the projects I've worked on, I have
> > done most of my work as part of Mad Lab MG, and I have worked on almost
> > every project that is listed on the Mad Lab
> > Portfolio<http://www.madlabmg.com/portfolio/>
> > .
> > If this email is a duplicate, I apologize. Had a problem with sending to
> > the list from an email that wasn't subscribed so sending from my main one
> > this time.
> > Most of the rest of this email is going to be copied and only slightly
> > modified from the blog post I wrote on my application idea. If you want
> > read it there, it is located at
> > .
> > Here is my idea:
> > The project I want to work on isn't one of the ones that is listed on the
> > ideas page, but is one that I have ran into when I've been developing in
> > WordPress quite a bit. Currently I hate doing any development, or even
> > reading code, using WordPress’s built in code editor. There are times
> > I am helping someone else out quick and I can’t get FTP access, or just
> > have to fix something quick. In both of these cases I would like to be
> > to use the built in editor. But currently the built in editor’s usability
> > is so low I do whatever I can to get FTP access and avoid this editor at
> > all costs.
> > Some of my biggest gripes with it currently are:
> > - The tab key doesn’t work. Un-indented code is really ugly and harder
> > to maintain.
> > - Multiple browser tabs to look at multiple different files. A tabbed
> > editor to have multiple files open at once would be a huge
> > - Only can view files in the top level folder. Can’t edit CSS files in
> > the CSS folder, or JS in the JS folder for example. So following good
> > standards for code management leads to not being able to edit these
> > files
> > using the built in editor.
> > These are all things that I want to fix in the editor. This will make it
> > more usable and an actual tool, instead of the annoyance I currently view
> > it as. Besides these I also want to add some other features, most are
> > things that would make development easier, but aren’t as necessary as the
> > one’s I listed above.
> > - Code Coloring. This is probably the most important of these
> > Code coloring makes reading code orders of magnitude easier, and is
> > something I would really love to see in the editor.
> > - The bare minimum files that should be editable and highlighted are
> > PHP, CSS and JS. It would be great if these could be expanded to
> > CoffeeScript, LESS, SCSS and some of the other derived file types.
> > - Ability to download a zip of the entire theme or plugin. Makes back
> > easier
> > - Allow uploading of either individual file, or a big zip that would
> > simply update the files that are currently there for that plugin or
> > theme
> > I don’t have a timeline in mind yet for the development process, but I
> > wanted to get some feedback from the WordPress core team to see if there
> > you guys think this is a project that would work well for a GSoC project.
> > If so, is there someone who would like to be my mentor for it? Either
> > a comment on the blog page I linked above or shoot me and email at
> > corey at coreyja.com to give me some feedback on this project or chat about
> > it. Thanks everyone!
> > --Corey A.
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