• 2002

    Version 1.0 - April 15, 2002
    Version 1.1 - May 15, 2002
    Version 1.1.5 - May 20, 2002
    Version 1.1.6 - May 24, 2002
    Version 1.1.7 - May 27, 2002
    Version 1.1.8 - June 5, 2002
    Version 1.1.9 - June 15, 2002
    Version 1.2 - June 27, 2002
    Version 1.2.1 - September 27, 2002
    Version 1.2.2 - October 22, 2002
    Version 1.2.3 - November 27, 2002
    Version 1.2.4 - December 17, 2002
  • 2003

    Version 2.0 - April 2, 2003
    Version 2.0.1 - May 15, 2003
    Version 2.0.2 - June 9, 2003
    Version 2.0.3 - August 14, 2003
    Version 2.0.4 - September 19, 2003
  • 2004

    Version 3.0 - January 14, 2004
    Version 3.1 - February 6, 2004
    Version 4.0 - April 30, 2004
    Version 4.1 - June 10, 2004
    Version 4.2 - July 15, 2004
    Version 5.0 - October 15, 2004
    Version 5.1 - January 18, 2005
  • 2005

    Version 6.0 - May 22, 2005
    Version 6.1 - July 19, 2005
    Version 6.2 - September 19, 2005
  • 2006

    Version 7.0 - January 13, 2006
    Version 7.1 - March 2, 2006
    Version 7.2 - June 6, 2006
    Version 8.0 - November 20, 2006
    Version 8.1 - January 25, 2007
    Version 8.2 - May 7, 2007
  • 2007

    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

    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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Version 19 - April 5, 2017

Oxygen XML Editor 14.0

June 27, 2012

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.

There are changes in:

XML Development

Master Files   [read more...]

Oxygen introduces an innovative concept called Master Files that simplifies the configuration and development of XML projects. Master Files are the roots of an imported/included tree of modules. They are defined at project level and are automatically used to determine the context for validation, editing (Content Completion Assistant and Outline view), refactoring, and component search operations. This support is available for XSD, XSL, and RNG modules.

XSLT Unit Test

Oxygen provides XSLT Unit Test support based on XSpec. You can easily create a test for an XSLT stylesheet using the New -> XSLT Unit Test contextual action in the Project view. This action automatically generates an XSpec stub for the templates and functions from the stylesheet that you want to test. Editing XSpec is assisted with content completion assistance and validation, and a default transformation scenario allows to run the tests, generating as output the test report.

XPath/XQuery Builder

The XPath and XQuery builder is a powerful sandbox tool designed to help you in building, re-using and testing XPath and XQuery code snippets. Using the Content Completion Assistant and syntax highlight coloring, you can quickly build queries and you can re-use them either from the history stack or from the favorites list.

CTRL/CMD + Click Navigation

By holding down CTRL (CMD on Mac) in the Text editing mode some components become links that you can follow to get to the definition of those components. For example, in an XML document, an element name becomes a link to that element definition in the associated schema or DTD. In an XSL stylesheet, a variable reference becomes a link to that variable definition, and so on.

In-Place Rename

Refactoring your code is a lot easier with the rename component action that allows you to rename a component and all its occurrences in the current file without showing any dialog boxes. All the component occurrences are highlighted and changed as-you-type. Oxygen provides a default shortcut to quickly trigger this action: ALT+SHIFT+R (ALT+CMD+R on OS X).

XSLT 3.0

XSLT 3.0 support is automatically activated for each XSLT stylesheet having the version attribute set to 3.0. Oxygen provides content completion assistance for XSLT 3.0 stylesheets, support for transformations and XSLT validation, updated Outline view and search and refactoring actions that handle new additions in the XSLT 3.0 standard.

XQuery 3.0

The XQuery editor and the XQuery builder allow you to edit and execute XQuery 3.0 expressions (including schema-aware ones). The Saxon 9 XQuery processor is used for execution and validation. The functions defined in XQuery 3.0 are presented in the Content Completion Assistant.

XPath 3.0

The XSLT 3.0 and XQuery 3.0 specifications are based on XPath 3.0 so Oxygen updates its XPath support to cover the new additions in XPath 3.0. The XPath builder allows you to edit and execute XPath 3.0 expressions.


Review Comments   [read more...]

When you annotate your XML documents, the comments are displayed in the Author mode as side callouts (balloons), and they also show additional information such as the author and the comment time.

Display Tracked Changes as Callouts

Along with review comments, the changes can be presented as callout boxes (balloons) next to the editing area, thus making it easy to collaborate on document editing and review. You can control what type of changes are displayed as well as the additional information: changed content, date, time, and author. To enable the balloons for tracked changes, use the 'Callouts' options page.

Column and Row Table Operations   [read more...]

You can select multiple rows and columns to easily copy or move table data by using copy/paste and drag/drop operations.

Complete DITA 1.2 Implementation in Relax NG

The complete set of DITA 1.2 schemas is available in Relax NG and Oxygen provides full support for creating, authoring and publishing DITA documents based on those Relax NG schemas. The DITA support in Relax NG was contributed back to the DITA community as an open source project: DITA-NG.

XPath Filter for Find/Replace in Author Mode

The XPath filter that was previously only available in Text mode, is now available in the Author editing mode.

Preview conref Target Elements

The insertion of a DITA conref is easier because Oxygen shows a preview of the target elements using the visual Author mode.

Discontinuous Selection   [read more...]

You can select multiple text ranges (discontinuous selections) or multiple elements in the Author mode for cut/copy/paste actions.

Partial Support for EPS Images

If the JAI Image I/O Tools libraries are installed in Oxygen, TIFF preview images embedded in referenced EPS images are rendered in the Author mode. Note that this is an experimental support.

CSS 3 Sub-strings Matching Attribute Selectors

The Author editing mode supports the CSS 3 starts-with, ends-with and contains attribute selectors.

Plugins and Frameworks

Plugin/Framework Deployment   [read more...]

As a developer you will be able to distribute your plugins and frameworks to other users by publishing them as add-ons on your website. The users can easily install new plugins and frameworks by just pointing Oxygen to a repository URL. They will be able to browse available plugins and frameworks and select the ones they want to install. When an add-on is changed, an update notification is triggered in Oxygen.

Transformation and Validation


Eclipse Plugin


Remote XQuery Debugging on MarkLogic Server   [read more...]

Oxygen enables the debugging of real applications that use XQuery (for example, web applications that trigger XQuery executions). Oxygen connects to a MarkLogic server, shows you the running XQuery scripts, and allows you to debug them. By setting the server in debug mode, you will be able to intercept all the XQuery scripts running on that server.

The remote debugging support also allows collaborative debugging. Two or more developers can connect to the same debugging session.

XQuery Validation

The XQuery modules can be validated using the MarkLogic server thus you can spot possible issues quickly, without the need to actually execute that XQuery script. The validation support requires MarkLogic 5 or a later version.

Remote Editing

It is possible to edit a module opened directly from the MarkLogic connection, without the need to go through a file or WebDAV peer connection.


Improved JavaScript/JSON Support

The JavaScript editing experience has been improved with the addition of the Content Completion Assistant, synchronized Outline view and syntax validation. The Outline view can also be used when editing JSON files.

Extended API

A detailed list of all changes to the Java API can be found here.

Control the Callouts Rendering and Actions in Author Mode

The ro.sync.ecss.extensions.api.callouts.AuthorCalloutsController gives you the possibility to specify if the Track Changes insert and delete highlights and the review comment highlights should be rendered as callouts on a side bar in the Author mode.

The controller can be used also to decide the content and styling of the callouts corresponding to the custom persistent highlights. By using the AuthorPersistentHighlighter.setHighlightsActionsProvider(AuthorPersistentHighlightActionsProvider) method you can also provide the actions which are displayed in the pop-up menu of these callouts.

Handle Special Author Table Operations

You can provide an extension of the ro.sync.ecss.extensions.api.table.operations.AuthorTableOperationsHandler class in the ExtensionBundle implementation to handle insert and delete operations which are called when the user performs actions such as delete, paste, drop, or move on table columns and rows.

Access to Author Selection Model

This version adds support for multiple selections in the Author mode. The ro.sync.ecss.extensions.api.AuthorSelectionModel API provides access to all Author selection intervals and contains methods for adding simple and multiple selections.

Listener for Author Track Changes and Review Comments Actions

The ro.sync.ecss.extensions.api.highlights.AuthorPersistentHighlightsListener can be set to receive notifications about persistent highlights triggered by add, remove, or update actions.

Frameworks Internationalization Support

In order to provide a framework which can be used without modifications with multiple user languages, all action names and messages from the document types can be translated. The AuthorAccess.getAuthorResourceBundle() method was added to provide a message bundle that holds all the internationalized messages for a framework.

DITA Map Tree Component Integration

Using the Author Component API, a DITA Map Tree Component can be integrated in your applet or Java application. The component displays a DITA Map in a tree-like fashion similar to the DITA Maps Manager view of the Oxygen XML standalone distribution. The DITA Map Tree Component provider can be obtained from the AuthorComponentFactory.createDITAMapTreeComponentProvider() method.

Provide DITA Key Definitions

The ro.sync.exml.workspace.api.editor.page.ditamap.keys.KeyDefinitionManager can be used to provide information about key definitions which are used as a context for solving conkeyref and keyref references in all opened DITA topics.

In the standalone distribution extensions, the manager can be set by using the PluginWorkspace.setDITAKeyDefinitionManager(KeyDefinitionManager). If you are developing a plugin for Oxygen plugin for Eclipse you can create a plugin extension, having the com.oxygenxml.editor.ditaKeyDefinitionManager extension point.

Licensing MathFlow Editor and MathFlow Composer

It is possible to set a fixed key for licensing the MathFlow Editor (used for editing embedded MathML equations) and the MathFlow Composer (used for viewing embedded MathML equations). The licensing methods (setMathFlowFixedLicenseKeyForEditor(String) and setMathFlowFixedLicenseKeyForComposer(String)) can be found in both AuthorComponentFactory and StandalonePluginWorkspace.

Plugin Workspace Provider

The ro.sync.exml.workspace.api.PluginWorkspaceProvider singleton provides access to the workspace API of the Oxygen editor for plugins developed for both standalone and Eclipse distributions. By using it you can add listeners to editor-related events (for example, editor opened, closed, page changed, etc.), obtain access to all opened editors, add option listeners, or save custom options.

Execute XPath Expressions Against the Content of the Text Mode

The execution of XPath expressions against the content of the Text mode can be done by using the evaluateXPath(String) and findElementsByXPath(String) methods, added in ro.sync.exml.workspace.api.editor.page.text.xml.WSXMLTextEditorPage class. An instance of WSXMLTextEditorPage is returned by the ro.sync.exml.workspace.api.editor.WSEditor.getCurrentPage(), when the current page is the Text mode of an XML document editor.

Map between Text Mode Offsets and Their Line-Column Coordinate

Additional methods were added in ro.sync.exml.workspace.api.editor.page.text.WSTextEditorPage to provide the line and column coordinates of a specific offset (getLineOfOffset(int) and getColumnOfOffset(int)) or to get the offset corresponding to a line start or a line end position (getOffsetOfLineStart(int) and getOffsetOfLineEnd(int)).

Set a Default Location for a File Chooser

The ro.sync.exml.workspace.api.Workspace.chooseFile method allows you to set the default location of a file chooser used for selecting a file.

Updated Components