EPUB Tool Fosfor Lives On (Part 1)

There have been some questions recently about Fosfor, the open source EPUB tool that I started creating some time ago. Well, it's been rearchitected from scratch and now includes the WYSIWYG editor based on JavaFX that I blogged about over the past days:

I ended up abandoning the WebView and went with the HTMLEditor, despite its problems, e.g., problems displaying images within HTML. Hoping to workaround that somehow, right now hardcoded for the screenshot above, probably need a File Protocol URLStreamHandler.

More info about this in the coming days and I will be updating the open source repository as well with all the new code.


Looking forward to it

Posted by Jeroen on October 07, 2013 at 02:53 AM PDT #

I'm looking forward to this as well.
Will be very handy in Netbeans.

Posted by guest on October 08, 2013 at 05:35 AM PDT #

It will not be in NetBeans. It will be a separate tool. Most users of EPUB are publishers, they have nothing whatsoever to do with programming, hence there's no point in having a Java editor, profiler, etc etc. Therefore this will be a totally separate application on top of the NetBeans Platform.

Posted by Geertjan on October 08, 2013 at 05:39 AM PDT #

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Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.


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