Skywriter Application

Last modified by Thomas Mortagne on 2024/07/05 17:52

bespin-footer-s.pngEdit JSX and SSX using Mozilla Skywriter
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LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License 2.1

Installable with the Extension Manager


Replace code properties textearea of XWiki.JavaScriptExtension and XWiki.StyleSheetExtension with the Mozilla SkyWriter editor, when editing with the single object editor. 

SkyWriter will not show up if you use the standard object editor that list all object in the page : you have to click the link to edit just the extension that interests you.


Known issues:

  • fullscreen editing will work only starting with XE 2.5
  • when returning from fullscreen edition, the layout is messed-up.

Prerequisites & Installation Instructions

We recommend using the Extension Manager to install this extension (Make sure that the text "Installable with the Extension Manager" is displayed at the top right location on this page to know if this extension can be installed with the Extension Manager). Note that installing Extensions when being offline is currently not supported and you'd need to use some complex manual method.

You can also use the following manual method, which is useful if this extension cannot be installed with the Extension Manager or if you're using an old version of XWiki that doesn't have the Extension Manager:

  1. Log in the wiki with a user having Administration rights
  2. Go to the Administration page and select the Import category
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to upload the downloaded XAR
  4. Click on the uploaded XAR and follow the instructions
  5. You'll also need to install all dependent Extensions that are not already installed in your wiki
  • Copy the following snippet and append it to your HTTP Meta Information option of the Presentation section of your wiki administration. 
## Skywriter
#if(($request.editor=="object" && ("$!request.classname" == 'XWiki.JavaScriptExtension' || "$!request.classname" == 'XWiki.StyleSheetExtension'))
  #set($ze = $xwiki.zipexplorer)
  #set($skywriterFile = "BespinEmbedded.uncompressed.js")
  #set($extensionDoc = $xwiki.getDocument("XWiki.Skywriter"))
  #set($swurl = $ze.getFileLink($extensionDoc, $attachment, $skywriterFile))
 <link id="bespin_base" href="${extensionDoc.getURL('download')}/" />
 <script type="text/javascript" src="$swurl"></script>

Release Notes


  • Fixed fullscreen bug


First version

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