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Craiova, Dolj, Romania, 2008/05/09 - Version 9.2 introduces a new XML Author edition specially tuned for content authors providing a well designed interface for XML editing by keeping only the relevant authoring features.
The major additions in Oxygen XML Editor 9.2 are related to the WYSIWYG-like editing support and in particular to the DITA support. The general visual editing improvements include displaying the resolved content in the editor and navigation through links. With the new DITA features that include a new DITA map editor, actions for inserting conref links, a tight integration of the latest version of the DITA Open Toolkit, Oxygen XML Editor becomes the leading DITA editor and the easiest to use. Other improvements are browsing of XML databases using WebDAV connections, better handling of Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) text, support for the Intel® XML Software Suite and multiple component updates.
New in version 9.2:
Oxygen now offers a version specially suited for XML authoring enhancing the authors productivity by providing a clean and easy to use interface. The new Oxygen XML Author is available both as a separate product (standalone and Eclipse plugin) and also as a part of Oxygen XML Editor.
The DITA support reaches maturity with the new additions in version 9.2. The new DITA maps manager allows viewing and editing DITA map files and also acts as a project manager allowing to open different topics for editing. The tool chain for generating DITA output in a multitude of formats (XHTML, PDF, HTML, JavaHelp, Eclipse Help, DocBook, etc.) is ready to use out of the box as Oxygen tightly integrates the latest version of the DITA Open Toolkit through its normal transformation scenarios support. There is also special support for easily inserting content references.
Version 9.2 provides also significant improvements for the generic WYSIWYG editing support. The authors can have an overview of the actual document with the included/referred content presented in the editor. The support for navigation using links makes going from a reference to the referred content just a click away.
To enhance productivity with XML schema validation and XSLT transformation using Intel® XML Software Suite, Oxygen XML Editor 9.2 provides special support to easily configure and use the Intel XML Software Suite in its normal development work flow.
There are also improvements in the support for XML Schema, Schematron, XML databases and XML editing.
A number of components were updated to their latest version. These include the DITA Open Toolkit (126.96.36.199), the DocBook XML framework (schema version 5.0 and stylesheets version 1.73.2) and the Saxon B XSLT processor from Saxonica (188.8.131.52). Oxygen XML editor supports also the Saxon SA 184.108.40.206 (that requires a separate license from Saxonica).
Pricing and Availability
Oxygen XML Editor and XSLT Debugger is available immediately in 3 editions:
Multi-platform XML Editor Academic/Non-profit license costs USD 48
Multi-platform XML Editor Professional license costs USD 299
Multi-platform XML Editor Enterprise license costs USD 366
Oxygen XML Author is available immediately in 2 editions:
Multi-platform XML Author Professional license costs USD 179
Multi-platform XML Author Enterprise license costs USD 220
Oxygen XML Editor 9.2 can be freely evaluated for 30 days by requesting a trial license.
About Syncro Soft Ltd
Syncro Soft is a privately held software company founded in 1998 with a large area of expertise in XML technologies: XML Schema, Relax NG, Schematron, XSLT, XPath and XQuery. The main product Oxygen XML Editor provides the best coverage of the today XML technologies; it complies with the established standards released by W3C and other organisations and enhances developer productivity through an intuitive and innovative XML IDE. Syncro Soft is a member of the W3C.
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