Two months ago, I wrote about our decision to move away from the Xinha codebase for our editor. Incrementally, we’ve been improving the alternate editor experience by adding the missing screens – templates, extensions, and the link & image dialogs.
Although this change wasn’t trumpeted in our release notes, both FCK and TinyMCE are in a usable state as of 8.05. I’ve been using FCKeditor for a few weeks now, and we’ve switched OpenGarden to use FCKeditor. I’d encourage you to try using FCKeditor or TinyMCE on your systems and see if you like them.
The immediate benefit for trying either of them is immediate support for Safari and Opera. FCKeditor also has an extensive plug-in system which may solve one of your needs (like this OG member who loves FCKeditor’s “Paste from Word” functionality).
Internally, we’re leaning towards FCKeditor due to its code structure, as well as the community around it. However, we’re definitely interested in hearing any community members who’d like to see TinyMCE become the default editor.
There’s currently an open thread on our forums about this topic, so please drop in and give us your 2 cents!
Edit: Jay made me realize what a bonehead I was – I never gave instructions to people who wanted to make the switch! I’ve created a FAQ on how to enable alternate editors in your Deki Wiki installations. Enjoy!