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SPAW Editor 2 Released

CowboyNeal posted more than 7 years ago | from the php-made-easier dept.


An anonymous reader writes "Solmetra has released a stable version of SPAW Editor PHP Edition version 2 — one of the best web-based open source WYSIWYG editors on the market. Version 2 adds tabbed multi-document interface, floating/shared toolbars, a resize-able editing area, Opera support, and many other exciting new features. One of the most exciting news in version 2 is its modular architecture allowing for virtually unlimited possibilities in extending core functionality."

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Slashvertisements suck (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17594800)

Especially when the 'product' is this lame.

Re:Slashvertisements suck (1)

1010110010 (1002553) | more than 7 years ago | (#17595644)


Re:Slashvertisements suck (1)

JShadow (192326) | more than 7 years ago | (#17606900)

While it's true that some of these are not good... through the comments I've come to know of many great softwares and real user experiences which have helped me to find much better. So while it's true, I take the "Slashvertisements" with a shaker of salt, I do like seeing the insightful comments and real people who actually make it worthwhile.

So... thank you slashdot readers! :)

Exciting (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17594892)

When someone talks about an editor and uses "exciting" twice in the submission, either they're legitimately enthusiastic about the product or they have something to gain from promoting it. My apologies that the intarbew has made me so cynical.

Dear cowboyneil (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17594994)

This submission is proof positive that the abilities displayed in your role as poll option far outway your ability as a slashdot editor.

Slashvertisment (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17595180)

I've been writing PHP apps for four years, I've never heard of this almighty "SPAW" even once.

Re:Slashvertisment (3, Informative)

creimer (824291) | more than 7 years ago | (#17595312)

SPAW Editor v.2 is a web based in-browser WYSIWYG HTML editor control. It is a replacement for standard HTML textarea fields for rich text content editing.

It's not a stand alone editor for writing PHP files. That's why you might not have heard of it.

uhhhh (1)

master_kaos (1027308) | more than 7 years ago | (#17595316)

I would have to say that TextPad seems like a great notepad type editor. Sure might not by WYSIWYG editor, but who needs that? Funny how this is "Worlds best" but I don't think I have ever heard of it before...

Re:uhhhh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17595462)

Uhhh, RTFA. its not an editor like emacs, its an editor like the thing you typed that comment into.

But how this gets onto the frontpage is indeed an "uhhh".

TinyMCE (5, Informative)

Nycto (138650) | more than 7 years ago | (#17595390)

I've been using TinyMCE [] for about a year now and haven't found anything better. For anyone looking to integrate a WYSIWYG editor in to their site, it is the route I recommend; Certainly over this product.

Re:TinyMCE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17595624)

I dont have a website, but that is indeed quite impressive. I like their demo better than the spaw one.

Re:TinyMCE (3, Insightful)

Kickasso (210195) | more than 7 years ago | (#17595704)

They, too, insist on using popup windows in some of their plugins. This is simply not acceptable.

Re:TinyMCE (1)

nacturation (646836) | more than 7 years ago | (#17595906)

That it uses LGPL is more favorable for TinyMCE, but from a functionality standpoint what do you find better about it? I'm looking at implementing one of them for commercial use (as a hosted service) and would appreciate your thoughts on it.

Re:TinyMCE (2, Informative)

aitan (948581) | more than 7 years ago | (#17600440)

Another nice editor is FCKeditor [] . At least for me it worked better than all the rest that I had to test and it was all of it available under the LGPL. If I remember properly, some parts (plugins) for TinyMCE were only under a commercial license.

Dear anonymous reader. (0, Flamebait)

Kickasso (210195) | more than 7 years ago | (#17595640)

Could you please refrain from writing to Slashdot editors in the future? Especially about little broken lame crappy pieces of software? Thank you.

Confused? (3, Informative)

Aladrin (926209) | more than 7 years ago | (#17595760)

Either this company is confused, or I have lost the ability to read English. paw/en_spaw_purchase []

"Unlimited" to "Enterprise" license
EUR 100,-
For unlimited use in projects and applications you own or develop. Includes all updates to versions 2.x and downgrade right to version 1.x.

"Single server/application" to "Enterprise" license
EUR 175,-
For unlimited use in projects and applications you own or develop. Includes all updates to versions 2.x and downgrade right to version 1.x. Applicable for upgrades from single server/application license for SPAW Editor 1.x and 2.x

Unless I'm reading that wrong, you can buy the full 'unlimited' version for 100 euros. Or you can upgrade from the single server version to the unlimited version for 175 euros.

WTF? Hard to trust a company that can't even price their own products.

Re:Confused? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17595814)

These are upgrade prices. You can upgrade from 1.x "unlimited" (which was renamed to enterprise) to 2.x enterprise for 100 euros (not buy it)

Re:Confused? (1)

ctr2sprt (574731) | more than 7 years ago | (#17596684)

The first price is upgrading from "unlimited" to "enterprise" and costs 100 euros. The second price is upgrading from "single server" to "enterprise" and costs 175 euros.

That said... +4, really? I can understand how someone can misread the pricing structure since it's a little confusing. But how can at least two people mod this up when simply reading the post they're moderating would show them he just misread the stuff he quoted? You don't even have to follow any links, the information's all there.

Well, I've made my gripe, carry on. To make this a little more on-topic: I use Kupu [] because it comes with Plone and is pretty nice.

Re:Confused? (1)

Aladrin (926209) | more than 7 years ago | (#17596886)

Slashdot is freaking out again and I can't reply to the reply.

You are correct, I was looking at the upgrade pricing instead of the regular pricing.

The fact that there is no 'unlimited' version is still odd. I suppose it must only have existed in 1.x...

Hey, that's cool... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17598200)

...I've always wanted to add BattleMechs to SP:WAW. No, wait...

code output (1)

XO (250276) | more than 7 years ago | (#17598338)

Exactly what does this output? I can't believe that it outputs well formed HTML, of a modern version, with CSS formatting, and all that happy stuff. Well, I guess I COULD believe it, but i'm not going to until someone confirms otherwise.

How does it compare to Quanta+? (1)

chris_sawtell (10326) | more than 7 years ago | (#17600618)

Because I'd be very interested to know.


zduchene (791216) | more than 7 years ago | (#17604996)

Its about time PHP had a decent editor. Has anyone tried this thing?

Re:PHP IDE (1)

jo42 (227475) | more than 7 years ago | (#17617066)

This won't help you write POOP (PHP Object Oriented Programming) code - it's not an IDE...

You want one of the Zend Studio by-products for that: []
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