Oxygen XML Editor version 23 is released!
November 20, 2020
Submitted by Alin Belu.
2020 has certainly been a unique and challenging year for us all, but Syncro Soft, the developer of the Oxygen XML suite of products, persevered and is proud to announce the immediate availability of version 23 of its industry-leading XML editing suite of products, Oxygen XML Editor, Author, Developer, Web Author, WebHelp, PDF Chemistry, and the Oxygen Publishing Engine. In addition, Oxygen Feedback Enterprise, the self-managed edition of the commenting platform, was introduced in the recently released version 1.3 of Oxygen Feedback.
This new release adds game-changing features like concurrent editing in Web Author for unrestricted collaboration, opening DITA maps in Author mode with the content from all referenced topics expanded and editable, the possibility to define or customize how Oxygen supports an XML language using a framework script, and support for editing JSON documents visually in Author mode.
Version 23 of Oxygen XML Editor boasts the most substantial and comprehensive set of new features, productivity enhancements, and customization possibilities in the history of the most powerful XML authoring and development tool available on the market.
As always, a lot of attention was focused on the DITA community, to make the authoring experience even more efficient and dynamic. You can expect to discover a new dynamic floating toolbar that provides quicker access to common editing actions, it is now possible to edit submaps directly in the DITA Maps Manager view without needing to open them in their own tab, you can open DITA maps in Author mode with the content from all referenced topics expanded and editable directly in the editor, two new DITA-specific sample project templates are available to help you get more familiar with how to use projects in DITA, and if you want to experiment with the upcoming version of DITA, DITA 2.0 maps and topics can now be created from new document templates.
On the DITA publishing side, you now have the ability to run multiple DITA-OT or Ant transformation scenarios simultaneously to shorten the time it takes to finish transforming large projects, image map numbers and shapes are now visible and clickable in CSS-based PDF output, and a lot of work was done on improving the Oxygen PDF Chemistry processor with various CSS property enhancements.
Some of the general editing productivity enhancements include a new Find Action feature that provides a very quick way to find and trigger actions, it is now possible to copy selected XML content from Author mode to the system clipboard with the XML structure preserved, and you can now easily create a new project from an existing project template.
The already robust JSON support was further enhanced. You can now edit JSON documents in Author mode with access to the various features available for XML documents, a handy tool was added for generating documentation for a JSON Schema file, and numerous improvements were made to the JSON to XML, XML to JSON, and JSON Schema Generator tools.
Add-ons continue to be great for extending the functionality of Oxygen XML Editor since updates and additions can be implemented and made available in-between major Oxygen XML Editor versions. Major updates have been made to the Git Client and Batch Converter add-ons, while some of the new add-ons that have been released include a Terminology Checker, a Translator Helper, and a Vale Validation add-on.
Some of the other exciting highlights for this version include the possibility of creating or customizing a framework through a script file rather than using the GUI, the capability of inserting and editing tables in JATS documents, the diff and merge support in the Eclipse plugin now incorporates the text-based mode that Oxygen users are familiar with, the content completion for XSLT 3.0 stylesheets now automatically inserts required attributes, speed optimization for documents that contain Hebrew characters, various new CSS properties, an option to batch convert HTML to well-formed XML structure, and some of the most popular command line scripts that are used for automating and running various utilities were enhanced, while other new scripts were added.
As always, this release also includes various API additions, bug fixes, and component updates.
For more information, see: https://www.oxygenxml.com/xml_editor/whats_new.html
Version 23 of the Oxygen XML Web Author continues to bolster the innovative web-based authoring tool. This release brings a lot of exciting new features, productivity enhancements, and customization possibilities to the online XML authoring community.
One of the most requested features that Web Author users have asked for in recent years is concurrent editing. You now have the possibility of sharing your editing session by sending its URL to other collaborators and then you and your colleagues can edit and review the same document simultaneously.
DITA users now have the ability to open a DITA map with all referenced topics expanded and editable in one single document. his allows you to perform rapid changes both at topic and map level, thus speeding-up the edit and review process in the context provided by the entire document. With the review process in mind, you can also download and print a PDF snapshot of the current document.
You can also look forward to a new dynamic floating toolbar that provides quicker access to common editing actions, copy content from Web Author and paste it into an external application with the HTML structure preserved, Bitbucket server is now supported, and enhancements to the Git commit workflow were implemented.
New customization possibilities and features for integrators include an option to implement Single Sign On for a CMIS server by using a service account and some new loading options and URL parameters, for example, to enable in-place editing of the content of referenced topics within a DITA map, to have topic titles resolved and displayed when opening a DITA map, or to enable multiple children of a folded element to remain visible.
As usual, this release also includes various API additions, bug fixes, and component updates.
For more information, see: https://www.oxygenxml.com/xml_web_author/whats_new.html
Version 23 of the Oxygen Publishing Engine benefits from all the improvements and new features implemented in Oxygen XML WebHelp and Oxygen PDF Chemistry.
Oxygen XML WebHelp offers the option to link the WebHelp output to your own installation of Oxygen Feedback Enterprise, a self-managed edition specially designed for organizations that prefer to install the software on their own server for better data control. Several new transformation parameters were also added for this release.
Oxygen PDF Chemistry provides more improvements and new possibilities for the CSS Paged Media processor used for obtaining PDF output from HTML or XML documents simply by styling them with CSS.
For more information, see: https://www.oxygenxml.com/publishing_engine/whats_new.html
About Syncro Soft
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.
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