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Gwennel Web

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:47 pm
by lautrepay
Gwennel Web is a WYSIWYG editor for Wikipedia and other Mediawiki sites. It allows to easily edit pages without knowing the tedious wiki syntax. It runs on Windows XP, Vista or 7.

    Common formatting styles are rendered as is, such as bold or italic text. Advanced features rely on the WYSIWYM edition style: rather than showing the final result, it shows the source data. For instance, the parameters of a template are edited in a table.
  • Small, Fast and Portable
    The program is less than 1 MB on disk. It is fast and responsive, even with slower machines. The program is portable: it does not require any installation, so you can copy it on a USB key and run it anywhere.
  • Good Support of the Wiki Syntax
    Gwennel Web is able to deal with most features of the wiki syntax, but in some cases, such as complex tables, generic HTML elements (<div>, <span>, ...) or broken syntax, it degrades them gracefully as raw source text. This way the other parts of the page are still editable as WYSIWYG.
  • Nothing to Install on Server
    It does not require to install an extension on server, so it works with most existing Mediawiki installations (version >= 1.16) and it does not depend on a particular version of PHP.
  • History Friendly
    When a page is saved, only changed paragraphs are altered. So it won't create superfluous differences in the history. This is an important feature to permit the collaboration with people who prefer to edit the wiki text directly.
  • Outlining
    Headings are displayed in a tree view on the left of the window providing an overview of the all pages and a quick way to go to a particular section.
Gwennel Web is currently in an early development process. There is a lot of missing features but is perfectly usable for most common edit tasks.

Download zip package here.

Re: Gwennel Web

Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:03 am
by webfork
From the maker(s) of Gwennel Doc, its early stage but given that there aren't really any other MediaWiki editors, that might be okay. OpenOffice will export to it (poorly), but that's about it.

Edit: Really this is just a Wikipedia viewer, pulling apart entries into sections with a cool structured tree on the side. Just type in a word and it'll pull down the wikipedia entry and chop it up. I wasn't able to just type up a rich text file and save it to a MediaWiki format text file. It wants to save it to a remote server that I also couldn't seem to enter.

Re: Gwennel Web

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:31 am
by lautrepay
Gwennel Web 0.5
Support Unicode characters in title (URLs)
Works better with sites requiring login on main page