[oXygen-user] [Ann] oXygen XML Editor 18.1 beta

George Bina george at oxygenxml.com
Mon Oct 10 13:49:22 CDT 2016

Hi Pierre,

Version 18.1 is scheduled to be generally available in the second part 
of October.

Best Regards,
George Cristian Bina
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger

On 10/10/16 18:12, Pierre Attar wrote:
> Hi,
> Do you have any information on the availability of the 18.1 release ?
> Best regards, Pierre
> Le 28/09/2016 à 16:42, Oxygen XML Editor Support (Adrian Buza) a écrit :
>> Dear oXygen users,
>> We are happy to announce that version 18.1 of oXygen XML Editor is
>> close to being released.
>> We have decided to offer a beta version prior to the final release to
>> give you the opportunity to send us your feedback on the new features.
>> Below, please see information about:
>> * Downloading - oXygen 18.1 beta downloading links and notes
>> * Licensing - a trial license key for testing
>> * What's new - a summary of the most important new features in version
>> 18.1
>> = Downloading =
>> Editor: https://www.oxygenxml.com/beta18_1/oxygenxml_editor.html
>> Important Notes:
>> - This build is meant for testing and evaluation purposes only. Do not
>> use it for production work.
>> - You should install this beta version in a different directory than
>> your current Oxygen installation. For Windows, we also recommend that
>> you disable file associations during the installation to preserve your
>> current Oxygen file associations with the various XML file types.
>> - You may encounter some bugs in this beta version. If you find one,
>> it'll be greatly appreciated if you could report it to us here:
>> https://www.oxygenxml.com/techSupport.html
>> - This beta version comes with no warranty. Please use it at your own
>> risk. It is therefore up to you to take adequate precaution against
>> possible damages resulting from the use of this beta software.
>> = Licensing =
>> If you already have a license key for Oxygen XML Editor with an active
>> SMP, it will also work for this beta version. If you don't have one, a
>> registration dialog box will open and you can use the following trial
>> license key:
>> ------START-LICENSE-KEY------
>> Registration_Name=Beta 18.1
>> Company=
>> Category=Enterprise
>> Component=XML-Editor, XSLT-Debugger, Saxon-SA
>> Version=18
>> Number_of_Licenses=1
>> Date=09-15-2016
>> Trial=31
>> SGN=MCwCFDT7yh6jdxEXW+hBKLVE8gAZlZ5RAhQHasbikf65HICPaXFZ9eX5Nd828w\=\=
>> -------END-LICENSE-KEY-------
>> = What's new in Oxygen XML Editor 18.1 =
>> For the full list of new features and changes in v18.1, please see:
>> https://www.oxygenxml.com/whatisnew18.1.html
>> Visual XML Editing
>> New Form Controls for Rendering and Playing Video and Audio Media
>> Three powerful new form controls were added that allow you to render
>> and play media in Author mode. The oxy_video form control can be used
>> to play video files, the oxy_browser form control can be used to
>> render an HTML page or SVG file, and the oxy_audio form control can
>> play audio clips.
>> Implement Custom "Heavy" Form Controls
>> oXygen now provides support for Heavy form controls. This new type of
>> form control allows you to play video and audio resources, and render
>> HTML or SVG resources. You can also implement your own custom form
>> controls based on the new Heavy architecture.
>> Convert Paragraphs to List Items and Change List Item Type
>> When editing DITA, DocBook, XHTML, or TEI documents, you can easily
>> convert selected paragraphs to list items by using the various Insert
>> List Item actions on the toolbar. You can also change selected list
>> items to another type (for example, change an unordered list to an
>> ordered list).
>> Smart Paste Handles Internal Links in Office Documents
>> The Smart Paste feature has been improved to preserve links to other
>> parts of the same document, when pasting content from Office documents
>> into Author mode. Links are converted to cross references for the
>> particular document type that you are working with.
>> Improvements to Paste Strategies in Tables
>> The strategies for the behavior of the paste mechanism when pasting
>> content in table cells has been improved. Now, copied cells are pasted
>> while preserving their initial order and spacing.
>> Support for Video and Audio Media Objects
>> oXygen now includes actions to easily insert video or audio content
>> within DITA topics. The oXygen visual editing Author mode will not
>> only display the media content, but also allow you to play it
>> in-place. On the publishing side, oXygen comes with a DITA-OT plugin
>> that will enable the multimedia content to appear in HTML and PDF output.
>> Embed Video and Audio Media in DITA to WebHelp Output
>> You can insert references to video and audio media resources (such as
>> YouTube videos) in your DITA topics and publish them to WebHelp
>> output. The embedded video and audio objects can be played directly in
>> all HTML5-based outputs, including WebHelp systems.
>> Improve Speed for Computing Topic Titles
>> The amount of time it takes to compute topic titles in the DITA Maps
>> Manager view was reduced as oXygen accesses multiple topics in the
>> same time to extract the title information.
>> New Action for Duplicating Topics
>> There is now a new contextual menu action in the DITA Maps Manager
>> view called Duplicate that creates a copy of the selected topic and
>> insert it as a sibling. It is helpful for quickly creating a new DITA
>> topics that is similar to an existing topic.
>> Lightweight DITA Improvements
>> The Lightweight DITA DTDs were updated to the latest version. Also,
>> you can now use the new Insert Media action to insert references to
>> video or audio resources when editing Lightweight DITA documents.
>> Tracked Changes and Comments Can Be Displayed in PDF Output
>> You now have the ability to display tracked changes and comments in
>> DITA to PDF output. This can be done by simply setting a parameter in
>> the transformation scenario.
>> Validate and Check for Completeness Command Line Tool
>> A new command line tool was added that executes a Validate and Check
>> for Completeness operation on a specified DITA map. The results are
>> displayed in the command console (for example, whether or not the
>> validation was successful, the number of errors or warnings, or you
>> can even specify to display the entire report). The tool requires an
>> oXygen Scripting license.
>> Markdown Editor
>> New Markdown Editor
>> oXygen now includes a built-in Markdown editor that allows you to
>> write and edit documents using Markdown syntax and converts it to HTML
>> or DITA. The specialized multi-pane editor includes a preview panel to
>> help you visualize the final output. The editor includes a variety of
>> helpful actions, automatic validation, syntax highlighting to make it
>> easier to read and write, and specialized syntax rules that combine
>> popular features from several specifications.
>> Create Markdown Documents Directly from DITA Maps Manager
>> The Markdown editing support includes unique features that allow you
>> to create Markdown documents directly in DITA maps (from the DITA Maps
>> Manager) and to convert Markdown documents to DITA topics.
>> Content Completion
>> Improved Precision for Content Completion
>> oXygen allows you to set a configuration file to control the content
>> completion proposals for elements presented in the Content Completion
>> Assistant. Now, you can identify more precisely the elements you want
>> to control, by being able to check attributes and attribute values on
>> those elements.
>> Improved Content Completion for XPath and XQuery
>> The Content Completion Assistant for XPath and XQuery was updated to
>> take into account the latest additions in XPath 3.0 and XQuery 3.0.
>> For example, new functions are now offered though content completion,
>> such as empty-sequence, document-node, item, comment, namespace-node,
>> and processing-instruction - just to name a few.
>> File Comparison Tool
>> More Accurate Second Level Comparisons on XML Nodes
>> When using the XML Fast and XML Accurate algorithms for two-way or
>> three-way comparisons, the second level comparison is now processed
>> using a syntax-aware comparison that splits the files or fragments
>> into sequences of tokens and computes the differences between them.
>> This results in a more accurate second level comparison.
>> Improvements to the Format and Indent Action
>> The Format and Indent action in the File Comparison tool now works on
>> more file types. You can now use the action on the following types of
>> files: XQuery, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, RNC, XSD, RNG, NVDL, XML, ANT,
>> DITAMap, WSDL, SVG, Schematron, XProc, XSL, and HTML.
>> As usual, oXygen also added many new API and component updates for
>> this release.
>> Please let us know if you encounter any problems with this beta build.
>> All feedback is welcome!
>> Best regards,
>> Adrian
>> Adrian Buza
>> oXygen XML Editor and Author Support
>> Tel: +1-650-352-1250 ext.2020
>> Fax: +40-251-461482
>> support at oxygenxml.com
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