Oxygen vs Eclipse

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Oxygen vs Eclipse

Post by ditatizer » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:24 pm

I use Oxygen to author dita-aware contents but I also see other users using Eclipse.
Can they be used interchangeable?
What is the real benefit of connecting Oxygen to CMS (e.g. axiosoft)
Many thanks

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Re: Oxygen vs Eclipse

Post by Radu » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:03 am


Please see this:

http://www.ixiasoft.com/default.asp?xml ... n-dita.xml

Yes, with the same license you can use an Oxygen standalone and an Oxygen plugin for Eclipse version.

Radu Coravu
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Graham Hannington
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Re: Oxygen vs Eclipse

Post by Graham Hannington » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:03 pm

That circa-2004 link to the IXIASOFT website is dead (page not found).

In 2020, then: if I am licensed to use the Oxygen Eclipse plugin (for example, with IXIASOFT CCMS), then am I automatically also licensed to use the Oxygen XML Author Windows desktop application?

For example, suppose I need to use some feature of the standalone Oxygen that is not available in the Eclipse plugin. Setting aside here the details of how I make DITA topics and maps accessible to the standalone Oxygen (such as exporting them from the IXIASOFT CCMS to my computer's file system): if I am licensed to use the Oxygen Eclipse plugin, then can I, without further payment, or requiring different license details, install and use the standalone Oxygen?

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Re: Oxygen vs Eclipse

Post by Costin » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:50 pm

Hi Graham,

Sure thing!
If you are licensed to use the plugin, that means that you have a license of the specific product type - Author or Editor or Developer (depends on the product type that appears as tjhe "Component" field on your license key).
And you may indeed use both the plugin and the desktop standalone software of the same product type, as long as it is still you who use both and not a different person.

Costin Sandoi
oXygen XML Editor and Author Support

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