updated 05:34 pm EDT, Tue October 8, 2013
Updated oXygen XML suite first to support right-to-left and bidirectional text
Syncro Soft has announced the immediate availability of its latest update of the oXygen XML Editor, Author and Developer products. The release of version 15.1 of oXygen XML Editor has made oXygen the first XML editor provider to fully support right-to-left and bidirectional text in its visual editing mode. This increased text support allows content authors to create and edit XML documents in languages such as Arabic, Hebew, Persian, and others. Table sorting now has advanced support, letting users sort the content of an entire table (including those with multiple-columned cells), a selection of rows and also the items of a list. Sorting support for DITA, Docbook, TEI and XHTML is included out of the box.
The update also provides assistance while editing an XML document using Master Files support, providing features such as module validation, in-context completion assistance, and ID referencing or module connection overview. Plugin supports have been updated (for software such as Eclipse version 4.3), and the latest third-party components are bundled, such as Saxon Enterprise Edition 184.108.40.206, TEI Schemas 2.5.0, TEL Stylesheets 7.1, DITA for Publishers 0.9.18, and Calabash 1.0.13. The three products (oXygen XML Editor, oXygen XML Developer and oXygen XML Author) are all available for download in multi-platform Professional and Enterprise editions, with oXygen XML Editor additionally available in an Academic edition, starting at $100.
MonkeyBread Software releases updated Filemaker, Xojo/Real Studio plug-ins
MonkeyBread Software (MBS) released the latest versions for its plug-in software today, with updates to MBS FileMaker Plugin 3.4 and version 13.4 of MBS for Xojo and Real Studio. MBS FileMaker Plugin 3.4 now includes over 1,800 different functions, including the ability to create and read ZIP archives, and to edit the calendar database for OS X from FileMaker Pro. CoreGraphics image source functions can now be used for image metadata, and SQL functions have been updated for FileMaker Pro 12 and future versions. The plugin is offered in a 64-bit version to accommodate WebPublishing.
Xolo and Real Studio's update, version 13.4, includes a new plug-in to collect and add new encryption functions. The updated OpenSSL module has functions that digitally sign data and later verify the signature -- and new functions for colorspace handling improve reading and writing CMYK pictures with JPEG classes. With all plug-ins readily compatible with most operating platforms, MBS FileMaker Plugin 3.4's license pricing starts at $150, and can be downloaded from MonkeyBread Software. Updated Xolo and Real Studio 13.4 plugin requires Real Studio 2006r4 or newer, 1GB of hard disk space and 512 MB RAM. Its plug-in licences, which can be purchased from MonkeyBread Software directly, are available singularly starting at $30 per component. The complete plugin package is priced at $300 for commercial usage.