Release History - XML Author

  • 2007

    9
    Version 9.0 - November 2, 2007
    Version 9.1 - December 18, 2007
    Version 9.2 - May 9, 2008
    Version 9.3 - July 2, 2008
  • 2008

    10
    Version 10.0 - October 23, 2008
    Version 10.1 - February 25, 2009
    Version 10.2 - April 15, 2009
    Version 10.3 - June 29, 2009
  • 2009

    11
    Version 11.0 - October 9, 2009
    Version 11.1 - December 17, 2009
    Version 11.2 - March 16, 2010
  • 2010

    12
    Version 12.0 - September 14, 2010
    Version 12.1 - January 12, 2011
    Version 12.2 - May 19, 2011
  • 2011

    13
    Version 13.0 - August 29, 2011
    Version 13.1 - October 26, 2011
    Version 13.2 - January 12, 2012
  • 2012

    14
    Version 14.0 - June 27, 2012
    Version 14.1 - October 19, 2012
    Version 14.2 - February 13, 2013
  • 2013

    15
    Version 15.0 - June 7, 2013
    Version 15.1 - October 7, 2013
    Version 15.2 - January 22, 2014
  • 2014

    16
    Version 16.0 - May 20, 2014
    Version 16.1 - October 7, 2014
  • 2015

    17
    Version 17.0 - May 5, 2015
    Version 17.1 - October 20, 2015
  • 2016

    18
    Version 18.0 - April 21, 2016
    18.1
    Version 18.1 - October 18, 2016
  • 2017

    19
    Version 19 - April 5, 2017

Version 19

Version 19.0 of the oXygen XML Author brings you a variety of new features and improvements that focus on productivity, efficiency, and simplicity.

This major release includes numerous productivity improvements for DITA, updated support for DocBook 5.1 features, enhancements to the search mechanism in WebHelp, a new built-in CSS to PDF processing engine called Chemistry, additional features for the Markdown editor, and much much more. As usual, this version also contains numerous new API and component updates.

Version 18.1

Although Oxygen XML Author 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 Author 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.

As usual, Oxygen also added many new API and component updates for this release.

Version 18.0

Oxygen XML Author version 18.0 includes new features and improvements to set the standards for structured authoring even higher than our users are already accustomed to.

Now you can 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 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.

As usual, Oxygen also added many new API and component updates for this release.

Version 17.1

Oxygen XML Author version 17.1 includes updates and improvements to make your XML authoring 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 Author 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 Author 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.

Version 17.0

Oxygen XML Author version 17 sets the highest standard for 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 Author 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, as well as the SVN client have also been updated.

Version 16.1

Version 16.1 of Oxygen XML Author makes the Quick Fixes functionality available in the Author visual editing mode, thus actions such as adding a missing attribute or deleting an unexpected element are offered to the user to solve validation issues.

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.

The Eclipse plugin version of Oxygen XML Author 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.

Version 16.0

Working with conditional content is a lot easier with Oxygen XML Author 16 as you can set different colors and styles for each condition or focus exclusively on a specific deliverable by hiding all content that is excluded from that deliverable. Table properties can be easily modified for all the table models used in DITA and DocBook.

You can customize the style of the Oxygen WebHelp output that can be obtained from DITA and DocBook to look exactly as you want using the WebHelp skin builder.

Querying a set of files with XPath is facilitated by the XPath execution scope setting that can point to a predefined or a user-defined set of files.

As usual, this version includes many component updates and updated API functionality.

Version 15.2

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 and debuts the DITA 1.3 support by introducing the troubleshooting specialization.

Version 15.1

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 9.5.1.2, TEI Schemas (2.5.0), TEI Stylesheets (7.1.0), DITA for Publishers 0.9.18, and Calabash 1.0.13.

Version 15.0

Oxygen XML Author 15.0 adds a number of improvements to the reviewing support and allows you to easily find changes or annotations across all your project files.

Oxygen leverages the power of XML by providing built-in transformation from DITA and DocBook to mobile-friendly WebHelp which allows your users to access your content from their mobile devices.

There are many additions to the DITA functionality. Oxygen integrates "The DITA Style Guide" by Tony Self to provide immediate access to the relevant style guide topic depending on the current editing context.

As usual, Oxygen keeps you up-to-date and we updated a number of components to better support XML transformations, EPUB, SVN, DocBook, TEI and DITA standards.

Version 14.2

Version 14.2 of Oxygen XML Author 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.

Since searching for topics and other documents is probably the most important repetitive task a content author performs, Oxygen 14.2 improves the searching capabilities by adding a view for finding resources from the current project and from DITA maps. The search returns results immediately even for very large projects while supporting 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.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.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.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.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.As usual, Oxygen XML updates many components to their latest versions, and extends the API available to third-party applications.As usual, Oxygen XML updates many components to their latest versions, and extends the API available to third-party applications.As usual, Oxygen XML updates many components to their latest versions, and extends the API available to third-party applications.As usual, Oxygen XML updates many components to their latest versions, and extends the API available to third-party applications.

Version 14.1

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 support for the built-in frameworks was improved, especially the DITA support which features better error reporting and a rename/move topic refactoring action.

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 XML 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.

Version 14.0

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.

As usual, Oxygen is leading the XML tools providing support for new and upcoming standards and technologies. This version introduces EPUB3, a complete implementation of DITA 1.2 in Relax NG as well as the possibility to generate feedback-enabled WebHelp from DITA and DocBook documents.

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.

Version 13.2

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, this version includes an updated DITA Maps Metrics Report, experimental support for CGM images and updated API .

Version 13.1

Version 13.0

Version 12.2

Version 12.1

Version 12.0

Version 11.2

Version 11.1

Version 11.0

Version 10.3

Version 10.2

Version 10.1

Version 10.0

Version 9.3

Version 9.2

Version 9.1

Version 9.0