updated 08:20 pm EDT, Tue August 30, 2011
Extends ePub support, TEI conversion, more
Version 13 of Syncro Soft's Oxygen XML Editor has been released, focusing on user-interface improvements, transformation scenarios, ePub support, DITA improvements, JSON support and more. The company has also introduced Oxygen XML Developer, a separate program that collects the XML development features of Oxygen XML Editor in a separate tool for users who many not need the visual editing support.
Oxygen XML Editor is a comprehensive XML development environment with a CSS-based Visual XML editor and authoring capabilities. It features support for document frameworks like DITA, DocBook, TEI and XHTML as well as all XML Schema languages. The program also features a XSLT/XQuery debugger, WSDL analyzer, XML databases and diff and merge, a Subversion client and more.
The new version offers improvements in the visual XML editing, attributes editing, transformation, spell checking, search, SVN support, transformation and presentation of results for validation. EPub support has been extended with visual rendering and enhanced validation. The program now has built-in transformation scenarios for converting TEI documents to ePub, ODF or docx files, and has the ability to feature search references with a DITA map, map validation under multiple condition sets for ditaval files), subject scheme defined files and more.
There is also a new Data Source Explorer view that offers drag-and-drop capabilities between databases, and support for JSON document editing, validation and conversion. Browser-specific CSS extensions are also now supported.
The full Oxygen XML Editor program is sold in three editions (personal/academic, professional and enterprise) for $64, $488 and $698 respectively (the personal edition includes one year support and maintenance). The new Oxygen XML Developer is available in professional and enterprise editions for $349 and $449 respectively, and Oxygen XML Author is also available at the same price points as XML Developer. A 30-day free trial is also available.