• 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 Author 11.2

Related Versions:

March 16, 2010

Author Component

Author Component Integration

An Author mode is available as a component that can be integrated in your Java application or applet. All features available for editing in the Author mode of Oxygen XML Editor are also available in the Author component.

See demonstration and more details here. Please note that the demonstration requires Java 6 and it works only on Windows and Linux.

Author for DITA

Support for Reusable Components

A fragment of a topic can be extracted in a separate file for re-use in different topics. The component can be re-used by inserting an element with a conref attribute where the content of the component is needed. This works without any additional configuration and supports any DITA specialization.

Content References Management

The DITA framework includes actions for adding, editing and removing a content reference (conref, conkeyref, conrefend attributes) to/from an existing element.

Fast Loading of DITA Maps

A new schema caching mechanism allows to quickly open large DITA Maps and their referenced topics.

Author Editing Mode

Preserve Formatting for Unchanged Elements

A new option allows formatting and saving only the modified elements. This keeps the formatting of the other elements for easy comparing of two versions of the file in a versioning system.

Schema-Aware Editing Improvements

In case when multiple recovery strategies are validated by the schema information a dialog box appears presenting the available recovery alternatives. The dialog box also allows to execute the original action unchanged with the notice that the result will be invalid according with the schema.

Author API

Update the Outline View

The current selection can be accessed and set in the Outline view from custom extensions of an Author framework.

Customize the Outline View

The pop-up menu and the displaying and filtering of the tree nodes can be customized in the Outline view with an extension of an Author framework.

Customize the Breadcrumb

The text displayed in the nodes list of the Breadcrumb and the pop-up menu of the Breadcrumb can be customized with an extension of an Author framework.

Update the Status Bar

The user can be notified about the state of an operation by updating the Oxygen status bar. This is usually preferable to displaying a dialog box.

Text Editing Mode

Improved Handling of Large Documents

The support for large documents has been improved so that the opening and editing of large documents are faster. Oxygen can also open documents with very long lines by using automatic line wrapping.

Customizable Font Styles for Syntax Highlighting

A font style (bold/italic) and a background color can be set for any token (element, attribute, text, etc.) that is displayed in an editor in Text mode.

XSLT and XQuery

Debug XPath Expressions

The XSLT Debugger is capable to step into XPath 2.0 expressions when using the bundled Saxon-HE/PE/EE XSLT processor.

XQuery 1.1 Transformations

Saxon 9 EE bundled with Oxygen can be used to run XQuery 1.1 transformations.

New Tools

New Spell Checker

Hunspell (the engine used by OpenOffice, Mozilla and others) is now used by Oxygen for spell checking. Oxygen ships with dictionaries for English, German, French and Spanish but users can also install others from the almost 100 dictionaries available for Hunspell. The old spell checking engine remains available.

Hexadecimal Viewer

Oxygen includes a hexadecimal viewer.

Plugins API

Workspace Access Plugin

A new type of plugin was added. This plugin provides support for customizing the menus, toolbars and views of the application and for opening and closing documents. It is active in both Text mode and Author mode of all opened documents.

Mark Resource Read-Only

A resource opened with a custom protocol plugin can be marked as read-only. It can be used when opening resources from a CMS (Content Management System).

Open Redirect Plugin

This type of plugin is useful for opening multiple files with only one open action. For example, when a zip archive or an ODF file or an OOXML file is opened in the Archive Browser view the plugin can decide to open also a file from the archive in a new XML editor panel. For example, the document.xml main file from an OOXML file archive.

SVN Client

Faster Working Copy Load Time

A working copy is cached, so when it is loaded next time in the Working Copy view, the operation will be much faster than in the previous versions of Syncro SVN Client.

Automatic Refresh of the Working Copy

The working copy is automatically refreshed every time Syncro SVN Client gains focus, if changes are detected in the file system. This is done in order to update the state of the resources modified by external applications.

More Responsive Repository Browsing

You can configure the repository connections timeout and stop non-responsive repository browsing operations.

Better Handling for Obstructed Resources

Operations correctly take into account obstructed resources.

Print or Save as Image a Revision Graph

Generated revision graphs can be printed or saved as images.

Component Updates

Updated DITA Open Toolkit

DITA Open Toolkit was updated to version 1.5.1 M1. It includes a speed improvement implemented by caching the grammar pool used for transforming DITA files.

Updated TEI P5 Framework

The TEI P5 schemas were updated to version 1.6.0. The TEI XSL stylesheets were updated to version 5.29.

Updated Saxon 9 Processor

The Saxon 9 XSLT/XQuery processor was updated to version

Updated Libxml and Libxslt Libraries

The Libxml library was updated to version 2.7.6. The Libxslt library was updated to version 1.1.26.

Updated Calabash XProc processor

The Calabash XProc was updated to version 0.9.19.

Updated CSS Validator

The W3C CSS Validator was updated to version 2.0.