Although oXygen XML Editor version 18.1 is a maintenance release that focuses on performance and usability improvements, it also adds a variety of powerful new features, making it similar to a major release.
Audio and video content in DITA is now fully supported. oXygen XML Editor 18.1 allows you to insert media objects, play audio, and display video directly in the Author visual editing mode and includes updates to the publishing workflow to handle video and audio objects in the output.
A new Markdown editor allows you to easily write, preview, and convert Markdown content into HTML or DITA and you can use Markdown-encoded topics in DITA maps. When validating a DITA map, oXygen is also able to validate Markdown documents and transform them in the publishing stage.
Checking for and merging changes is made easier with the new 3-way directories comparison tool and the addition of more syntax-aware diff algorithms.
You can publish the tracked changes and comments made in DITA documents to PDF output, thus allowing you to have the review information that is captured in oXygen also available as PDF.
The responsive WebHelp system received numerous updates, including new skins, support for expanding/collapsing components (sections, tables, etc.), automatic image scaling, support for DITA 1.3-specific context sensitive help information, and control over what is indexed for searches.
Content completion for XPath and XQuery was improved with new proposals from XPath 3.0 and XQuery 3.0 specifications.
As usual, oXygen also added many new API and component updates for this release.Read more
oXygen XML Editor version 18.0 includes new features and improvements that set the standards for XML authoring and developing even higher than our users are already accustomed to.
The visual Author mode now allows you to collaborate more easily and effectively with others through comment threads by providing a new reply to comment action and allowing to you mark comments as being resolved.
A brand new visual Image Map Editor allows you to easily add links on specific areas within an image, while automatically generating the corresponding markup.
Numerous of other Author improvements have been made. Working with tables has become more intuitive, a new validation engine reports problems in table structures, and more Smart Paste strategies have been implemented to allow oXygen to preserve the validity of the document you are editing.
The new XML-aware three-way file comparison feature helps you solve conflicts and merge changes between multiple modifications of the same file. It is especially helpful for teams that have multiple authors working concurrently on the same documents.
DITA content can be published using a new HTML5 publishing system called WebHelp Responsive. Nearly all aspects of its layout can be customized and it is adaptable to any device and screen size to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience. It also includes a variant that allows online users to provide feedback in your documentation.
The most commonly used documentation frameworks, DITA and DocBook have been updated. oXygen now officially supports DITA 1.3 and the DITA Open Toolkit recent version 2.2.3 is offered in addition to the stable 1.8.5 version. The DocBook stylesheets were updated to version 1.79.1 and DocBook schemas to version 5.1.
When editing in Text mode, you can use the new rectangular selection feature to copy, cut, paste, or edit the content within the selection. This is useful for editing or copying content inside a rectangular area that spans across consecutive lines.
As usual, oXygen also added many new API and component updates for this release.Read more
oXygen XML Editor version 17.1 includes updates and improvements to make your XML authoring and developing experience even more productive and effective. The performance of many of the integral components has been optimized and numerous features were enhanced and fine-tuned to make oXygen XML Editor even more powerful, dynamic, and easy to use. It also features a spectacular new visual design that makes everything look crisp and beautiful.
Various DITA-related operations and dialog boxes have been reorganized and improved to maximize efficiency and convenience. You can also now enable experimental editing and publishing support for DITA 1.3, including new file templates, scoped keys, and branch filtering.
oXygen XML Editor extends support for resolving errors and managing the structure of your documents through powerful actions. Support for XML Quick Fixes was expanded and their performance improved, while XML Refactoring actions were enhanced to make them more accessible and powerful.
The oXygen WebHelp system was also improved to enhance your published output. Google Search, Google Analytics, and some popular social media widgets can now be integrated into your WebHelp system and search features are now available in offline mode.
Improved CSS support includes optimized performance and the ability to use several properties that were previously not supported. Support for some level 4 pseudo-classes was also added, as well as support for allowing negative values in certain properties.
The oXygen SDK contains many new API updates and the Web-based component provides new extension points to facilitate various integrations. The WebApp has received numerous enhancements to allow you to customize many of its features, as well as an easy-to-use interface that makes it easy to configure your instance of the component.Read more
oXygen XML Editor version 17 sets the highest standard for XML development and XML authoring. It comes with important functionality updates and focuses on design to make your work not only productive, but also enjoyable.
Retina/HiDPI icons make everything look crisp and beautiful, while the graphite color theme gives you a complete new view of oXygen. Toolbars are configurable down to action level and they put you in full control of your work environment.
oXygen XML Editor not only reports errors, it also helps you automatically correct them through the Quick Fix and AutoCorrect support. The new XML Refactoring tool extends the power of the Find/Replace action across multiple files by applying XML-aware operations through a user-friendly interface.
DITA topics have a spectacular new look and guided DITA authoring eliminates training by presenting inline hints and actions. Now you can publish DITA to an improved and faster-loading WebHelp format and experiment PDF transformations reusing the same CSS files used for authoring. You can also switch between different DITA-OT versions and easily integrate new transformation types.
Improved CSS support includes a new CSS Inspector view, LESS editing, and automatic conversion to CSS when saving. Building eye-catching XML authoring interfaces can now be achieved by taking advantage of the new CSS support.
The oXygen SDK contains many new API updates and the Web-based XML authoring SDK now provides new extension points to facilitate integration, as well as an adaptive user interface that is both mobile and desktop-friendly.
oXygen version 17 includes new frameworks for supporting JATS, ISO StratML, and XLIFF. The DITA and TEI frameworks have been updated, as well as the SVN client and many of the bundled processors, including Saxon and XML Calabash.Read more
Version 16.1 of oXygen XML Editor adds improvements to both the XML development and XML authoring functionality.
Fixes for validation issues, such as adding a missing attribute or deleting an unexpected element are offered automatically by the Quick Fixes support.The XSLT support helps you better understand what each XSLT instruction does by presenting associated annotations with the description of the instruction and links to the specification.
The XML authoring mode received a number of improvements to the table support, track changes functionality, generic editing, as well as to the DITA specific actions.
You can find patterns within an EPUB, OOXML, ODF or any ZIP archive by running XPath queries on all the documents from ZIP-based archives.
The Eclipse plugin version of oXygen XML Editor was updated to support Eclipse 4.4, the SVN support was updated to work with Apache Subversion 1.8, and many component libraries were updated to their latest stable versions.Read more
oXygen XML Editor 16 increases your productivity for XSLT development with the addition of Quick Fixes and improvements to refactoring actions. Saxon-CE specific extensions are supported and you can apply XPath queries on multiple files.
If you use Ant to orchestrate build processes then oXygen will support you with a powerful Ant editor featuring validation, content completion assistance, Outline view, syntax highlight and search, and refactoring actions.
Working with conditional content is a lot easier, since you can set different colors and styles for each condition, or focus exclusively on a specific deliverable by hiding all excluded content. You can modify DITA and DocBook tables easily using the table properties action.
You can customize the style of the oXygen WebHelp output to look exactly as you want using the WebHelp skin builder.
As usual, this version includes many component updates and updated API functionality.Read more
Version 15.2 of oXygen XML Editor improves the support for developing Schematron and XML Schema schemas and adds support for working with modules to the Eclipse plugin.
Editing XML documents visually is a lot easier in oXygen XML Author version 15.2 with the intelligent content completion assistance and paste functionality while additional CSS 3 and CSS 4 features allow for creating more interactive and user-friendly interfaces.
This version features updated components, debuts the DITA 1.3 support by introducing the troubleshooting specialization and makes available a large number of API additions in response to feedback provided by our partners which integrated the oXygen XML authoring technology into their solutions.Read more
With the release of version 15.1, oXygen is the first XML editor to fully support right-to-left and bidirectional text in the visual editing mode. Content authors are able to create and edit XML documents in the oXygenAuthor mode in languages such as Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and others.
This version of oXygen XML makes a leap forward in working with XML modules. Using the Master Files support, oXygen assists you while editing an XML document that belongs to a set of assembled modules, and provides you features such as module validation, in-context Content Completion Assistant, ID referencing or module connection overview.
The integration of the entire DITA for Publishers plugins suite enables oXygen users to produce Kindle output from DITA maps.
The Eclipse version (4.3) is now supported by the oXygen XML Eclipse plugin. Also, to keep you up-to-date, we bundled the latest third-party components such as Saxon Enterprise Edition 184.108.40.206, TEI Schemas (2.5.0), TEI Stylesheets (7.1.0), DITA for Publishers 0.9.18, and Calabash 1.0.13.Read more
oXygen XML Editor 15.0 streamlines the development of web services with major improvements to its WSDL editing support which features intelligent search and refactoring actions, hierarchy and dependencies views, context-aware editing assistance and support for generating documentation. There are also improvements in working with XML databases and in the validation support.
When authoring XML content, you benefit from the improvements to the reviewing support, allowing you to easily find changes or annotations across all your project files. The power of XML is leveraged by providing built-in transformation from DITA and DocBook to mobile-friendly WebHelp that allows your users to access your content from their mobile devices.
There are many additions to the DITA functionality, including the integration of "The DITA Style Guide" by Tony Self, which provides immediate access to the relevant style guide topic depending on the current editing context.
As usual, oXygen XML Editor keeps you up-to-date and we updated a number of components to better support XSLT, XQuery, XPath, XProc, EPUB, SVN, DocBook, TEI and DITA standards.Read more
Version 14.2 of oXygen XML Editor adds important features for both XML Development and XML Authoring.
On the XML development side, oXygen completes the set of XML Schema 1.1-related features with full schema editing support and capabilities to generate XML instances and schema documentation in accordance with W3C standards.
On the XML Authoring side, oXygen streamlines XML reviewing by adding support for highlights and a Review manager panel. Highlights help you focus on the content you need to review and the Review manager panel displays all the changes, comments and highlights from a document so you can quickly inspect and manage them.
Improvements were made for quickly finding resources in the project by searching in their content or file paths. oXygen offers these advanced search capabilities by adding a dedicated view that supports complex text search expressions (multiple words, boolean operators, group searches, etc.), as well as XML-aware filters.
Documents from a Microsoft SharePoint server can be accessed using the Data Source Explorer view, where you can edit, check-in, or check-out resources directly.
As usual, oXygen XML updates many components to their latest versions, and extends the API available to third-party applications.Read more
Version 14.1 of oXygen XML Editor makes XML authoring available to everybody, by allowing attributes to be edited directly in the Author mode through form-like controls and placing actions directly in the document flow. This expands the range of XML documents that can be edited visually from text-centric to data oriented documents.
The built-in frameworks support was improved, especially the DITA support which features better error reporting and a rename/move topic refactoring action.
The XML developers can use oXygen XML to start experimenting with the XML Schema 1.1 standard, while the huge XML files support allows them to edit multi GB documents.
As many partners depend on oXygen XML for their solutions, a lot of effort was put into improving and expanding the API to allow them to develop more integrated oXygen-powered applications.
As usual, oXygen updates many components to their latest versions, the embedded SVN client supports Subversion 1.7 and the Eclipse plugin distribution works with Eclipse version 4.2.Read more
Version 14 marks a major step forward in the XML development support as it introduces additional concepts and functionality that change the way you develop XML and XML-related applications.
The XML authoring competes with word processors on ease of use and functionality while providing all the benefits of having XML documents as the result of your work - it has never been easier before to create, annotate and review XML content.
The support for plugin and framework repositories allows oXygen users to discover and install extensions to the standard oXygen functionality and enables the oXygen plugin and framework developers to easily deliver and update their applications to oXygen users.
This version introduces subscription-based licenses for 1 year and 6 months alongside the existing permanent licensing option.Read more
Version 13.2 introduces a Syntax Highlight mechanism capable of handling mixed content types, improves the JSON editing support and bidirectional documents rendering, extends the XML-native database support with find/replace capabilities and updates many third-party components. Also, there are many improvements in the authoring support, including an updated DITA Maps Metrics Report, experimental support for CGM images and updated API.Read more
Version 13.1 adds support for XHTML 5, improved content completion assistance in XML modules, a TEI ODD framework, support for publishing DITA maps directly from a CMS or other remote resources and a metrics report for DITA maps. Being a maintenance release it has a focus also on fixing many small issues.Read more
Version 13 introduces oXygen XML Developer as an additional product in the oXygen products family. This aggregates all the XML development features offering a cost effective tool for people that do not need the visual editing support. oXygen XML Editor is the union of oXygen XML Developer and oXygen XML Author offering both XML development and XML authoring capabilities.
Version 13 is focused on user interface improvements that concern the Author (visual editing) mode, XML Diff, SVN support, attributes editing and the presentation of results for validation, transformation, spell checking and search.
The Data Source Explorer view features drag-and-drop capabilities that allow copy/move operations even between different databases.
The EPUB support was extended with visual rendering of EPUB specific files and enhanced validation. Additional built-in transformation scenarios allow the conversion of TEI documents to EPUB, ODF and DOCX.
DITA improvements include search references (where used) within a DITA map, map validation under multiple condition sets (ditaval files), use of subject scheme defined values and more.
This version adds support for JSON document editing, validation, and conversion. Browser specific CSS extensions are now supported in the CSS editor.
Starting with version 13 oXygen requires Java 6 or later.Read more
Version 12.2 of oXygen XML introduces a number of unique development features. It provides support for editing XSLT and XML Schema modules in the context of a main XSLT, respectively main XML Schema file. For XML Schema visual editing it introduces a Palette view that allows to easily create new schema components by dragging them from this Palette view into the diagram. The support for the xml-model processing instruction for schema association that was previewed at XML Prague is available in 12.2 replacing the oXygen specific processing instruction. The new version includes also one of the most requested features: Ant integration - the support for Ant transformation scenarios allows executing a target from an Ant script. For XSLT 2.0 and XQuery transformations it is possible to specify parameter values as XPath expressions when the engine allows that.
The EPUB support received special attention, oXygen offers EPUB validation by integrating EpubCheck, editing and validation for specific EPUB file types as well as a number of general enhancements for working with archive-based formats. The visual authoring feature improvements in change tracking, table editing, transformations to new target formats and new API additions. The integrated Apache SubversionTM client includes an improved Repositories view, offering a new design, better actions workflow and an optimized repository access. Many of the oXygen components were updated to their latest version.Read more
Version 11.1 of oXygen XML Editor improves the XML authoring capabilities, the support for XML development and also a number of core features. The visual XML authoring uses schema information to provide intelligent editing actions that help keep the document valid and provide a better editing experience. The compact representation of tags and the quick up/down navigation features improve the ergonomics and the usability. oXygen XML Editor can use any XQJ compliant XQuery processor for XQuery transformations, different error levels and external references can be specified for Schematron messages and the XProc support was improved with better editing and execution. The XML format and indent operation can use DTD/schema information to provide better formatting and the find and replace is XML aware and can accept XPath filtering to delimit the search scope.
Starting with version 11.1 the diff and merge support from oXygen XML Editor is available also as a separate application, oXygen XML Diff.Read more
Version 11.0 of oXygen XML Editor includes exciting features covering both XML development and XML authoring, such as XProc support, integrated documentation for XSLT stylesheets, a XQuery debugger (for the Oracle Berkeley DB XML database), MathML rendering and editing support, a smarter Author mode for an improved visual editing experience, and DITA 1.2 features.
The support for very large documents was improved to handle documents in the 200MB range in the editor and 10GB in the large files viewer, the SVN support was upgraded with additional features and a number of processors and frameworks were updated to their latest versions.
oXygen XML Editor 11.0 contains also an experimental integration with EMC Documentum Content Management System.Read more
Version 10.2 of oXygen XML Editor adds important features for both XML authoring and XML development.
The visual editing in oXygen 10.2 includes content change tracking support, image scaling, table width and column width support including visual resizing, a more compact representation for included content and tag markers as well as a number of additions to the Author SDK to allow building powerful applications on top of oXygen.
The XML developers will benefit in oXygen XML Editor 10.2 of a redesigned and more ergonomic XML Schema diagram with a number of additional editing capabilities, will be able to see and understand the include/import relations between XML Schema documents, Relax NG schemas and XSLT stylesheets with the help of the Hierarchy/Dependencies view. The addition of the Author mode for all XML Schema editors creates a completely new perspective on schemas and schema documentation editing.
Other additions include additional usability and accessibility features and a number of framework and component updates.Read more