That's weird, how would running on FreeBSD have anything to do with the absence of the editor? I thought the editor would be client-side, anyway. Maybe the thing to do is get the latest version of the wiki platform in tarball form and use that instead of what the latest one that came with that version of FreeBSD is. Though, it could be something as simple as a config file option to be set.
Im trying to setup the VisualEditor extension.
The Parsoid service is a prerequisite.
There are no direct directions on what I need to do to get Parsoid running on the FreeBSD server.
I tried the obvious developer install directions, but had a bunch of errors.
Im working though it one step at a time. I got a few tips on what to look at and setup from someone that did it before.
When Im done, I'll probably edit THEIR wiki with how to get it working on FreeBSD.. lol
as to why the Visual Editor extension when the other one is easier? Because its a much better editor. I think having the better editor will help us keep a better wiki. Even if it is more work.
Why does it need special setup? Because you have to translate between Wiki markup and HTML that is what the Parser Service does.