Oxygen XML Editor version 22.1 is released
May 22, 2020
Submitted by Alin Belu.
Syncro Soft, the developer of the Oxygen XML suite of products, is proud to announce the immediate availability of version 22.1 of its industry-leading XML editing suite of products, Oxygen XML Editor, Author, Developer, Web Author, WebHelp, PDF Chemistry, and the Oxygen Publishing Engine. Oxygen Feedback, the new comments management platform, made available for commercial use a few months ago, is also updated to version 1.2.
New features and improvements added in Oxygen XML Editor/Author/Developer version 22.1 include:
- Improved productivity for DITA users with CTRL+click navigation on links and topic references, automatic key generation for new topics, faster new map creation, and making the DITA References view plugin discoverable with installation-on-first-use.
- Using CSS to customize the PDF output is used more and more, and the CSS-based DITA to PDF output reflects this with many updates, including support for change bars and the possibility to bring the changed content into sticky annotation notes, support for using CSS to style embedded SVG, better handling of white space, hyphenation, and line wrapping, as well as improved error reporting to help you troubleshoot issues.
- Copying content from the Author visual mode and pasting it into HTML or word processing documents will preserve similar HTML formatting whenever possible.
- When working with documents, comparing files in the visual Author mode is a huge productivity boost and usability improvement, and while this was available in the standalone version, it was missing in the Eclipse plugin version. Not anymore! The visual diff and merge support can now also be used inside Eclipse.
- The professional-grade JSON and HTML support was further improved, with a focus on the latter, extending the Schematron validation support to work on HTML documents, a new action allows you to make HTML as XML well-formed to enable further processing with XML tools, and you can format and indent specific HTML elements.
- Sometimes a new functionality is introduced through plugins to allow for a faster development and immediate availability. To make these plugins easier to discover and install, we implemented an install-on-first-use support. The user interface that triggers the plugin looks as if the plugin is installed, but when you try to use it, it will first trigger the plugin installation. This is the case for existing plugins such as the Git client, Batch converter, XSD to JSON Schema, and Oxygen Emmet Plugin, as well as for new plugins such as the Generate Java Classes from XSD or the DITA References View.
- Updated user interface and productivity improvements make the Results view dockable in any position for more flexible layouts, find/replace in files also presents matches in the visual Author mode, better search functionality will understand adjacent words on separate lines, you can hide almost everything, including the editor tabs for a presentation mode. Also, an external MathML editor can be configured, allowing you to easily edit MathML with tools such as Libre Office.
- New APIs allow for finding the names of pseudo-classes for elements, customization of the tooltip text when editing in Author mode, using the Author API directly on content without opening the content in the editor, running validation scenarios from custom Author actions, and contributions of new code templates.
- Many components were updated, including the DITA Open Toolkit, DITA Open Toolkit Plugin for DITA-to-Word, Everit, Saxon, TEI Schemas and Stylesheets, Xerces, focheck, Log4j, Rhino, and XSpec.
For more information, see: https://www.oxygenxml.com/xml_editor/whats_new.html
Version 22.1.0 of the Oxygen XML Web Author expands upon the robust set of new features and updates that were recently added in Version 22.0.0 with further improvements to many of those features, along with lots of brand new enhancements.
This version includes a new Outline pane that offers a quick way to navigate through the document, gives you insight about the location of your modifications, shows the hierarchical dependencies between elements, and makes it easy to visualize the XML structure. It is available by default for DocBook, TEI, and XHTML documents, but it is also possible to configure other frameworks (such as DITA) to make it available for those particular types of documents.
Other enhancements include optimized contextual menus for various components (such as tables), Git sub-modules are now supported for all types of Git connectors, you can now control the font size in the editor, more customization possibilities were added, and as usual, this release provides various API additions, bug fixes, and component updates.
For more information, see: https://www.oxygenxml.com/xml_web_author/whats_new.html
Version 22.1 of Oxygen PDF Chemistry provides more improvements and new possibilities for the CSS Paged Media processor that allows you to obtain PDF output from HTML or XML documents simply by styling them with CSS.
Some of the enhancements and customization possibilities that were added in this version include the ability to control the repetition of table captions, you can style embedded SVG images using the same custom CSS associated with your main document, the handling of the overflow-wrap CSS property was improved, and a new parameter is available for controlling what information about tracked changes is shown in PDF annotations. The painting of change bars was also greatly improved, removing duplicates and positioning.
For more information, see: https://www.oxygenxml.com/pdf_chemistry/whats_new.html
Version 1.2 of Oxygen Feedback provides more improvements for the modern comment management platform that provides a simple and efficient way for your community to interact and offer feedback.
This version includes a new Dashboard page in the administration interface that aggregates information and statistics for all of your site configurations, provides an activity stream to see the most recent activity by your community, and various admin pages were improved to be even more user-friendly.
A single-level of replies for comments simplifies the discussion threads and an improved workflow allows you to see comments that need your attention and easily mark them as resolved.
The Feedback Comments plugin for Oxygen XML Editor/Author received new filtering options and better support for locating the original DITA or XML source files that correspond to particular comments added in the output, allowing you to easily update the content source in response to the users feedback, as well as to see and manage feedback directly from Oxygen XML Editor/Author.
For more information, see: https://www.oxygenxml.com/oxygen_feedback/whats_new.html
About Syncro Soft SRL
Syncro Soft develops the industry-acclaimed Oxygen XML Editor, facilitating teams in small businesses, Fortune 500 enterprises, universities, government agencies, and international organizations in authoring documents, publishing in different formats, collaborating with team members, and managing content. At the same time, Oxygen enables XML developers to develop advanced style-sheets, edit schema, generate documentation, debug files, and connect databases. It is the only tool that supports all XML schema languages. It provides the widest coverage of state-of-the-art XML technologies, complies with standards of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and of other organizations, and enhances productivity through an intuitive and innovative authoring and development environment.
Oxygen is a registered trademark of Syncro Soft in the U.S and other countries. Any other trademarks or service marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.