Release of XMLmind XSL-FO Converter v6.3.2

January 21, 2022

Submitted by Hussein SHAFIE, XMLmind Software.

Release of XMLmind XSL-FO Converter v6.3.2

XMLmind XSL-FO Converter Evaluation Edition v6.3.2 can be downloaded from http://www.xmlmind.com/foconverter/downloadeval.shtml. Professional Edition users, please upgrade using this form: http://www.xmlmind.com/store/download.php.


  • XMLmind XSL Utility:
    • The location and size of the application is now persistent across conversion sessions.
    • Unless the "Use the native file chooser" preference has been enabled (which is not the case by default), the size of the file chooser dialog box is now persistent across conversion sessions.
  • XMLmind XSL Utility and XMLmind XSL Server: upgraded the following software components:
  • XMLmind XSL-FO Converter, which passed all non-regression tests, is now officially supported
    • on Java™ 17 platforms;
    • on macOS Monterey (version 12.0), including on Macs having an Apple® M1 (ARM®) processor;
    • on Windows 11.

    Limitations when using XMLmind XSL Utility on a Mac having an Apple® M1 (ARM®) processor:

    • JavaFX WebView crashes Java™ (bug JDK-8276991), hence it has been disabled on this platform. As a consequence, this desktop application features a rudimentary online help system.


  • XMLmind XSL Utility and XMLmind XSL Server: converting a DITA document to Java™ Help is no longer supported. Rationale: Java™ Help is an obsolete format. The Java™ Swing component used to render it on screen gives poor results and is not maintained.

What is XMLmind XSL-FO Converter?

XMLmind XSL-FO Converter is an XSL-FO processor similar to Apache FOP, RenderX XEP or Antenna House XSL Formatter, except that it generates RTF, WML, ODT and DOCX file formats rather than PDF.

More importantly, this commercial product comes with a handy desktop application called XMLmind XSL Utility which makes it easy converting DITA, DocBook, XHTML and XSL-FO documents to a variety of formats (PDF, RTF, WML, ODT, DOCX, HTML, EPUB, Web Help, etc).

XMLmind XSL Utility also makes it easy customizing the deliverables it generates (PDF, DOCX, EPUB, Web Help, etc) and this, without modifying configuration files by hand and without prior knowledge of XSLT. See http://www.xmlmind.com/foconverter/_distrib/xslutil/doc/help/com.xmlmind.xslutil.ConversionEditor.html#customizing_xslt

Home page: http://www.xmlmind.com/foconverter/

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