Author Archives: Grant Gayed

What’s new in Orion’s Markdown editor

We want Orion’s Markdown editor to be the most useful and enjoyable one that’s out there. Here’s what’s improved recently: Content assist No more need to refer back to the markdown syntax on Daring Fireball, just invoke the Orion editor’s … Continue reading






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Orion’s new Help system

As was described in the Orion 7.0 release announcement, the Orion Help system has finally gotten the re-write it has long needed. Beyond eliminating our last use of JSPs, the new Help now features: A more integrated look A new … Continue reading






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Orion’s new Markdown editor

Markdown has emerged as a popular authoring format for on-line documentation. The recently released Orion 6.0 includes a new split-pane Markdown editor that previews your generated HTML document as you type. You can try it out now, along with the … Continue reading






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Orion 5.0: Syntax Styling Revisited

The orion.edit.highlighter service gives plug-ins a way of contributing syntax stylings for arbitrary languages. Prior to Orion 5.0 these stylings were defined as either TextMate grammars or CodeMirror modes. While both of these styling approaches are well-established and have their … Continue reading






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Orion 2.0: What’s New for Shell page plug-ins

The Orion 1.0 Shell page provided a basic mechanism for plugging custom commands into a shared command line environment.  Shell page enhancements for Orion 2.0 have focused on formalizing new parameter types that provide access to files in the Orion … Continue reading






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The Orion Shell: Not your father’s TTY

A new addition in the Orion 0.5 release is its Console page, which provides a command-line interface (CLI) for interacting with Orion.  Note that as of the Orion 1.0 release this page has been renamed to the “Shell” page in … Continue reading






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