Since Mylyn has become a top-level project, it is going to be restructured into the subprojects Tasks, Context, Versions, Builds, Reviews, Docs, Commons, and Incubator. Docs will contain WikiText, which can convert Wiki pages into Eclipse Help. What’s more, Vex, currently a component of WTP Incubator and a SourceForge project since two years, has been proposed to become a component of the Docs subproject. Vex provides a word-processor-like interface for editing XML files. Maybe this is the first case of self-proposing: Dave wrote the proposal with Vex in XML and then converted it via XSLT into the recommended HTML file.😉
Even though there are a lot of Vex users, contributions are very rare (not even changes are published/contributed back according to the license). Probably, one reason for this is that Vex is mainly for non-developers. Hopefully, this will change as soon as Vex becomes a WikiText editor.
Currently, Vex is in the incubator phase but our plan is to publish Vex 1.0.0 simultaneously with Indigo in the summer of 2011. If you’d like to see Vex in action you could download and try it yourself or attend the DemoCamp in Stuttgart, Germany, on November 23th: Florian, currently the most active developer and I will give a short presentation of Vex.