- Can I trigger a transformation (via a make file in this case) in the VM from oXygen?
Yes, by having the XML source file from the Linux VM opened in Oxygen on the local machine, and saving it in Oxygen, which should be the same as a touch
command on the Linux VM. That will change the timestamp of the file on the Linux VM, which will trigger the make
For example you can open the XML source file of the transformation in the Oxygen application directly from the Linux VM with the Open URL
action (available on the File
menu and the File
toolbar), using a URL that points to that source file, something like: http://local-server/shared-folder/source.xml
- Can I share the XSLT files via a shared folder and/or symlinks between oXygen and the VM?
Yes, as a folder on a server machine shared with other users with a network protocol like Samba. So it is more like a facility of the operating system, not Oxygen.
An Oxygen project may include a folder from the local file system, added to the project with the action Add Folder
available on the right-click menu of the Project
view. If that folder on the local file system is actually a network shared folder (for example shared with the Linux VM via Samba) then you have a way of accessing in Oxygen a shared folder and sharing all the files in that folder with any other user that maps the same network folder as a folder on his local file system.