SyntaxHighlighter Plus, a fork of the original SyntaxHighlighter plugin by Viper007Bond was first released on the 16th of December, 2007. For over a year, it has served many WordPress blogs that were having issues with Viper007Bond’s original SyntaxHighlighter plugin which was not being maintained for a very long time before my fork’s initial release.
The fork’s purpose was to address some of the unsolved issues of the original plugin. A few months ago Alex, the original author of the SyntaxHighlighter has released version 2.0 of this wonderful script. It was written from the ground up and has fixed a lot of issues people were having with the old script.
Now, Viper007Bond has released his implementation based on the new code, and has renamed his project to SyntaxHighlighter Evolved. It is also a brand new codebase and it has fixed a number of issues users have reported to both his and my plugins.
The users of both plugins should be excited to see Viper007Bond’s come back, I know I am. :)
As a result of this, I am now abandoning SyntaxHighlighter Plus in favour of Viper007Bond’s SyntaxHighlighter Evolved. If and when the latter project is no longer being maintained, I will fork it again and make sure we, the WordPress users, will always have this wonderful syntax highlighter at our disposal.