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markium

Inline markdown formatting and pygments syntax highlighting plugin for the Adium chat client.

FAIR WARNING: I don't claim to know what the hell I'm doing in Objective-C or Cocoa or even XCode. Use at your own risk.

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Features

  • Markdown formatting and code syntax highlighting in your chat windows
  • Inline code elements and quick bold, italic and strikethrough formatting
  • Uses redcarpet Yay! Github-flavored Markdown!
  • Fenced code blocks (```: triple-tick) with language specification

Why?

I'm a web developer. I chat a lot with other developers. Textual conversation and programming vocabulary can get very dicey ("put this before this. No, that, not this!"). Inline code references and GFM make the task of talking about code a whole lot easier.

Waaay Beta

Like I said, I'm a web developer (+designer) - this is my first dive into ObjC and the water is cold. I am 100% certain there are better ways to get the results (probably better results, too); I'm just not good enough. Please – by all means – fork me and right all the evils I have committed!

Borrowed Projects

Awesomely cool projects borrowed from:

Installation

Quite a few nasty prerequisites, but the basics go like this:

  1. Install the gems redcarpet, albino, and nokogiri

    $ gem install redcarpet albino nokogiri
  2. Install pygments

    $ easy_install Pygments
  3. Open markium.AdiumMessageView to install the MessageView Style Xtra
  4. Open bin/markium.AdiumPlugin to install the ContentFilter plugin (requires Adium restart)
  5. Activate the MessageView Style Preferences->Messages and select one of the 3.x variants. Make sure that "Show received message fonts" and "Show received message colors" are both enabled.

Using with Other Styles

The AIHTMLContentFilter method that is used to alter HTML displayed text only works with certain styles. The MessageViewVersion (listed in the view's plist) value for the style must be set to 4. Don't ask me why, there is almost no documentation on the different MessageViewVersions (I had to traipse through Adium's source to figure it out). If you want to see if your favorite MessageView Style will support it, right click on the package (usually located in ~/Library/Application Support/Adium 2.0/Message Styles/), select "Show Package Contents" and open Content/info.plist in an editor. Look for:

...
<key>MessageViewVersion</key>
<integer>4</integer>
...

CSS Additions for Syntax Highlighting

If you want to enable syntax highlighting in your MessageView Style, you can copy and #import the markdown_additions.css file to your own style from:

/markium.AdiumMessageStyle/Contents/Resources/markdown_additions.css

To Do

  1. Get help making more of this thing self-contained and less reliant on other packages/languages.
  2. Add markdown additions css to more MessageView Styles
  3. Auto-inline images?
  4. Unit tests

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2011 Aaron Lampros

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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