Wax 2, the online word processor, will be coming soon… full release by the end of the year.
So…. what special features are there in Kotahi? Well…first of all, not all of this is yet built but much of it is. So I’m just going to outline what we are building whether it will be in the 1.0 release or later. Live Chat Live chat for talking in realtime. So, you might ask, … Continue reading “Kotahi can do waaaaaat? P3”
Christos has been doing some great work at Cabbage Tree Labs on Wax2 – the fully extensible web based word processor. Here is his vid demo of Wax2 with notes…
Over the years I have followed and backed many technologies and sometimes I get it wrong. The substance.io libs is one such case – but also the pagination engine vivliostyle joined the list some years ago. We tried to collaborate with them but they weren’t interested. There was very little ‘open’ going on. Anyways… now … Continue reading “Sometimes I just dunno”
A chat with Christos Kokosias about building web- based word processors including Wax and Wax 2. Christos is very experienced in this and offers some insights into what is involved as well as some comments on using various frameworks such as Substance and ProseMirror. It is a little technical, but if you aren’t technical and stay … Continue reading “Chasing the Cursor”
I think web based word processors are about to become a lot more prolific. The underlying tech is no longer the sole domain of large tech orgs like MS and Google. A couple of interesting offerings… https://app.graphitedocs.com/ https://www.onlyoffice.com/
I’ve been sitting in my bath and pondering publishing platforms. Specifically, how long it takes to build them. We get asked this all the time. So… here is my very non-scientific answer to the very open ended ‘how long will it take?’. For a start, let’s measure it in person years. 1 person working one … Continue reading “The (Length of) String Theory for Developing Publishing Platforms”
Wax, the web-based word processor, has just been upgraded and is looking pretty awesome. Big ups to Christos (the sole developer). There is an update on the Coko site about the upgrade (next year is the year of community for Wax): The page you’re looking for could not be found (404) coko.foundation
Christos has been working on our new web-based word processor -Wax 2. It is based on the best-of-breed ProseMirror open source libs. A week or two ago, Christos integrated a code editor (CodeMirror) with it and sent me the following vid… looks great (see below). We also have a similar feature in Wax 1, but … Continue reading “Code Editor in Wax 2”
Today Christos posted the first (and early) release of Wax (web-based word processor) built on top of ProseMirror…more awesomeness! It looks basic, but there is a lot coming…it will become a fully customisable web based word processor…stay tuned…(Alison reported the ogv video only works in Chrome).