Sometimes small things make all the difference and that’s why we are happy to release a new markdown text editor on SourceForge. What this means is that when you create a ticket, edit a wiki page, or comment on a post on SourceForge you find it that much easier to format your text. Our new text editor includes a toolbar to insert formatting and live syntax highlighting, so you can see what you’re doing while you edit.
Here’s what it looks like:
Note that the toolbar functions do the most of the common formatting so you don’t have to remember the syntax; however, the toolbar contains just the essential options. The full list of formatting and macro options are available by clicking the “?” – Help button. You’ll find that markdown supports lots of formatting, and we’ve taken care to extend it with additional linking and macro options too.
In the area where you type, there is live syntax highlighting of most formatting. This gives useful indicators of what formatting is being applied and it also helps you avoid accidental formatting. To see a full preview of your text, click the preview button (eyeball icon).
A special thank you to the Open Source Apache Allura platform folks. SourceForge developer tools run on Apache Allura and that’s where this improvement came from. Read all about it at: http://allura.apache.org/posts/2015-markdown-editor.html
That’s it for now. Happy editing!