Powerful Wiki Engine for Eclipse

1. September, 2009

I’m toying with the idea to write a powerful wiki engine for Eclipse. What I have in mind should

  • Allow multiple markups (because all markups suck, so there is no point to prefer one over the other)
  • Should offer a side-by-side editor (source and preview because WYSIWYG is impossible to get right)
  • Should support automatic links (just like in the Java editor)

Right now, I’m not sure whether I should start with Mylin WikiText or Xtext.

Both look promising. WikiText support multiple markups. I just don’t like the two-page editor (where you have to flip pages to see what you’re doing). Also, I’m not sure how flexible the whole framework is.

Xtext would allow for much more complex markups but I’ll probably have to start with a more basic framework.

Links: Extending RIM with Xtext