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Installing Oxygen XML Author on macOS

System Requirements

Operating system

The product has been fully tested on macOS 10.15 (Catalina) / 11 (Big Sur). The latest version of Oxygen XML Author might work on older versions of macOS, but they have not been officially tested.

  • Minimum - Intel-based Mac, 1 GHz
  • Recommended - Dual-core class processor
  • Minimum - 3 GB of RAM
  • Recommended - 8 GB of RAM
  • Minimum - 1 GB free disk space
  • Recommended - 2 GB free disk space

OS X Installation

To install Oxygen XML Author on OS X, follow these steps:
  1. Download the OS X installation package (oxygenAuthor.dmg).
  2. [Optional] Validate the integrity of the downloaded file by checking it against the MD5 sum published on the download page.
  3. Double-click the oxygenAuthor.dmg disk image file to mount it.
  4. Drag/Copy the Oxygen XML Author folder to your /Applications folder (or another location if you wish).
    Warning: If you receive a warning that an Oxygen XML Author installation folder already exists in the Applications folder, do not attempt to merge the two installations. Instead, select Replace or move the old installation folder to the trash bin before installing the application.
    Important: Do not copy the files/folders from within the Oxygen XML Author folder (always copy the folder itself), otherwise you will omit invisible files/folders and the application may no longer start.
  5. Start Oxygen XML Author, using one of the following methods:
    • Double-click Oxygen XML Author.app.
    • Run sh oxygenAuthor.sh in the command-line interface.
  6. To license your copy of Oxygen XML Author, go to Help > Register to enter your license key.

OS X Unattended Installation

To install Oxygen XML Author on OS X in unattended mode, follow these steps:
  1. Download the OS X installation package (oxygenAuthor.dmg).
  2. Mount the oxygenAuthor.dmg file in the command line.
    hdiutil attach oxygen.dmg|oxygenAuthor.dmg|oxygenDeveloper.dmg
  3. Copy the oxygen folder for the particular version from the mounted volume to the Applications folder (or another folder where you want to install it), as in the following example:
    cp -aR "/Volumes/Oxygen XML Author 21.0/Oxygen XML Author" /Applications/|
  4. Eject the mounted disc image:
    hdiutil detach "/Volumes/Oxygen XML Author 21.0"|