Maybe we should use the Xopus WYSIWYG XML editor for Roller instead of Ekit? It's pretty cool - at least the demo (might be IE/Windows only) I tried. The demo allowed me to type directly on the page and to change formatting of text simply by right-clicking. This screenshot seems to indicate a different editing mode than the one I saw. Best of all it appears to work in Mozilla and is open source. Release date? Currently we are working hard to release the final version before the OSCOM conference end of September.
Bitflux Editor also appears to be very cool - same type of concept with editing of an HTML page like you would in Dreamweaver. See the demo here. The good news? It is another open source project. The bad news? It only works in Mozilla. Nothing like shutting out 90% of Internet users.