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  1. JRTE-25

Compatibility with JIRA Syntax Highlighter plugin


    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Done
    • Priority: Critical
    • Resolution: Done
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 1.2.8
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      Atlassian Update: 8th February 2017

      The Rich Text Editor, when it was introduced as a Labs feature in JIRA 7.2, did not support 3rd party plugins, which make use of text fields.

      In order to fill this gap, in JIRA 7.3 we enabled 3rd party plugin compatibility with the RTE and published a number of tutorials to assist plugin developers with this activity. Therefore I’m closing the issue.

      We understand that providing plugin compatibility with the editor requires some effort from plugin developers. However, we believe that the plugin points enabled, as well as the tutorials provided will help reduce the effort to a reasonable level. In order to ensure transparency and equality in the Atlassian Ecosystem, we don’t get involved in the development of open source or commercial 3rd party plugins.

      From JIRA 7.3, the Rich Text Editor is enabled by default on all fields configured to use the wiki renderer. However, individual users can still switch to wiki markup, and a JIRA admin can choose to disable the editor for the whole instance. If you experience problems with text formatting after disabling the editor in your JIRA instance, please contact Atlassian Support, who will help you investigate the situation.

      Eve Stankiewicz
      Senior Product Manager, JIRA

      Rich Text Editor introduced by JIRA 7.2 as a Labs feature is completely breaking JIRA Syntax Highlighter plugin for syntax highlighting.

      If you add a code section, it uses JIRA standard syntax module for rendering in the Rich Text Editor instead of the enhanced layout provided by JIRA Syntax Highlighter. And it also doesn't support any of the new capabilities like line numbering, highlighting, title etc. And most important, you can also not edit existing code blocks, because the editor thinks, that this is a table and not a code block.

      Actually I am surprised that Atlassian is not seriously taking care about compatibility of Rich Text Editor with JIRA Syntax Highlighter. It is 1st or 2nd popular add-on for JIRA for years now and referenced on the landing page of Atlassian Marketplace.

      See also here https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/40350911/answers/40351055


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                holger@schimanski-web.de Holger Schimanski
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