I also was shocked about the 1meg. Quite a bummer. ExtJS alone is beyond imaginable, and that just for quick edits. Let alone the complications that can occur. Well it would be possible to run your site jQuery in a seperate namespace and make sure your JQ loads before Aloha ones... headache granted – Well in first place I was also thinking about doing something simple self brewn, that fits into PW. Just discovered Aloha few days ago. I thought it may usable but also sensed it may overkill and too akward to implement, use. Not to mention depend on it.
This made me thinking of building super simple editor by myself (there is nice html5 API for that too). Or might add some other light weight editor (I don't consider aloha a light weight anymore)... Not sure though and will definitely take Aloha further and test it more (make it save stuff).
What do you guys think? What are the features you are expecting from "quick editing"? Just editing text & save? Strong, italics? Headers? Links? Images?
Yeah images would be extasic.
Lists? Small? Paragraph?
Are you planning writing a wysiwyg in this case? Or using tinymce?
Also what are you seeing will be the way to define what fields are editable on page? Something that's controlled in by the template file would be cool.
BTW: I already hear a "Oooooh! my text is screwed, I copied from Word into the page!"