Release History - XML Developer

  • 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 Developer brings you a variety of new features and improvements that focus on productivity, efficiency, and simplicity.

This major release includes numerous productivity improvements for XSLT development, more access to configure the XSLT and XQuery Debugger workspace, enhancements to the 3-Way Directory Comparison tool, and much much more. As usual, this version also contains numerous new API and component updates.

Version 18.1

Although Oxygen XML Developer 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.

A new Markdown editor allows you to easily write, preview, and convert Markdown content into HTML or DITA. 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.

The responsive WebHelp 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.

The add-on that provides support for working with Saxon 9.7 was updated to provide an action to obtain a compiled stylesheet that can be used with the new Saxon-JS (the JavaScript version of Saxon that provides XSLT 3.0 in the browser).

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

Version 18.0

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Version 17.1

Oxygen XML Developer version 17.1 includes updates and improvements to make your XML 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 Developer even more powerful, dynamic, and easy to use. It also features a spectacular new visual design that makes everything look crisp and beautiful.

Oxygen XML Developer 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.

Schematron schemas now provide support for XSLT 3.0 and you can now validate an XML document with an NVDL schema that contains an XML Schema 1.1 validation step.

Version 17.0

Oxygen XML Developer version 17 sets the highest standard for XML development. 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 not only reports errors, it also helps you automatically correct them through the Quick Fix 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.

XML developers can take advantage of the XQuery and embedded XPath formatting feature. They can also use Oxygen XML Developer with the latest versions of MarkLogic and eXist XML databases, Saxon XSLT, XQuery, XML Schema engines, and XML Calabash XProc processor. The SVN client has also been updated to include a variety of improvements and bug fixes.

Version 16.1

Version 16.1 of Oxygen XML Developer extended the Quick Fixes support to also handle XML documents validated with XML Schema.

The XSLT editor 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 Eclipse plugin version of Oxygen XML Developer 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

XSLT development received a productivity burst in Oxygen XML Developer 16 with the addition of Quick Fixes support and improvements to refactoring actions. If you develop XSLT stylesheets to work with Saxon-CE in the browser, Oxygen will assist you with validation and content completion assistance for the Saxon-CE specific extensions.

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.

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.

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

Version 15.2

Version 15.2 of Oxygen XML Developer improves the support for developing Schematron and XML Schema schemas, adds support for working with modules to the Eclipse plugin and keeps updates many components to their latest versions.

Version 15.1

Version 15.1 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 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 Developer 15.0 streamlines the development of web services with major improvements to its WSDL editing support that 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.

As usual, Oxygen 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.

Version 14.2

Version 14.2 of Oxygen XML Developer 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.

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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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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 Developer allows XML developers to start experimenting with the XML Schema 1.1 standard.

Opening very large XML files is no longer an issue. Support for huge XML files allows editing of multi GB documents.

Oxygen XML Developer updates many components, the embedded SVN client supports Subversion 1.7 and the Eclipse plugin distribution works with Eclipse version 4.2.

Version 14.0

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.

As usual, Oxygen is leading the XML tools providing support for new and upcoming standards and technologies. This version introduces EPUB3 and XSLT/XPath 3.0 support.

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.

Version 13.1

Version 13.0