[maemo-community] [maemo2midgard] Annotations in texts

From: Eero af Heurlin eero.afheurlin at nemein.com
Date: Thu Aug 23 11:38:29 EEST 2007
Hash: RIPEMD160

Quim Gil wrote:
> I don't know if we will be ever able to get back TinyMCE back there but,
> the absence of it would make easier the implementatiOn of the annotation
> feature?

It removes a whole class of problems, however on more general level
allowing only raw HTML / markdown editing may not be an acceptable

>> Making this as generic feature would probably take 4-6days from someone
>> who has solid background in MidCOM/DM2 and cross-platform javascript.
> By 'generic feature' you mean a Midgard component for anyone to use?
> What % of that time corresponds to a maemo-specific implementation? Does
> the lack of TinyMCE help saving time here? 

Generic feature means adding support to the comments component (maybe
4h) and adding a DataManager2 datatype/output-mode to allow use of
annotations (the hard part), after the general case works properly
setting it up for maemo is 2-4h.

> Is this a rough-rough estimation or have you got a look to the source
> code of that module (or any similar implementation elsewhere - do you
> know any?)


The module used in the link is not released (it will be once GPL3 is
final), but it is probably not usable as is and would need significant
adaptation in any case. Of any other such module I don't know of.

> If this is still too complex and it's not really in your agenda we will
> probable need to go through simple activation of comments on pages.

It's an interesting feature but much too large to do pro-bono, "normal
commenting" would be the degrade path in any case if user lacks proper
JS support for the fancy annotations (always try to degrade gracefully).

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