Syncro Soft announces the release of Version 22 for the Oxygen XML suit
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Syncro Soft announces the release of Version 22 for the Oxygen XML suite of products, boasting the most impressive set of new features and improvements to date. Two new products are also introduced, Oxygen Feedback and Oxygen Publishing Engine.
Release date: February 12, 2020
Syncro Soft, the developer of the Oxygen XML suite of products, is proud to announce the immediate availability of version 22 of its industry-leading XML editing suite of products, Oxygen XML Editor, Author, Developer, Web Author, WebHelp, PDF Chemistry,
and version 2.0 of Oxygen Content Fusion. Simultaneously, Oxygen Feedback, a new comments management platform, has progressed through the Beta phase and it is now available for commercial use, while the new Oxygen Publishing Engine offers automation
support for transforming DITA content into WebHelp, PDF, EPUB, and plain HTML output from your integration scripts.
This release offers an incredibly robust set of new features and improvements and the seamless synthesis of all the products makes Oxygen the most comprehensive solution available for XML authoring, development, publishing, and collaboration. The latest
additions and enhancements focus on productivity, performance, security, cost-efficiency, and simplicity.
New features and improvements added in Oxygen XML Editor/Author/Developer version 22.0 include:
* DITA authoring enhancements include a new DITA Perspective that provides an optimal UI environment for working with DITA projects, media resources are now presented in the DITA Reusable Components View, various improvements to search and refactoring
operations, and much more.
* Support was added for the DITA-OT project file, used to define all the contexts and deliverables for a DITA publication project. Some of its benefits include simplified publishing using a single configuration file, the possibility to share and reuse
project configurations, project-level validation support, and enhanced authoring.
* DITA publishing to PDF using CSS was updated with various new parameters and styling features, and it is now possible to transform a single DITA topic to CSS-based PDF output.
* The HTML5 editing support was enhanced to be as robust as with XHTML. You can now edit HTML documents in the Author visual mode even if they are not XML well-formed. Support was also added for content completion in CSS or JS code embedded in HTML, code
templates, formatting, XPath queries, and much more.
* The built-in Markdown editor is more powerful than ever. You can now apply business rule checks using real-time Schematron validation, and the editor now has synchronized scrolling between the source pane and preview pane, which offers the possibility
of previewing the Markdown content as HTML, DITA, or Lightweight DITA, with the latter two facilitating the use of Markdown in the DITA ecosystem.
* State-of-the-art JSON tools were added for converting XSD to JSON Schema and generating JSON Schema from sample JSON files. Further improvements refined the content completion assistant, validation, and syntax highlighting features for JSON documents.
* The user interface is now also available in the Chinese language.
* As always, this release includes numerous other requested features, API additions, bug fixes, and component updates.
As mentioned, version 22 also marks the initial release of a new product called Oxygen Feedback. It provides a way for your community to interact and offer feedback by embedding a stylish comments area into any HTML-based website. It is particularly
designed for published WebHelp Responsive output and an add-on is available that contributes a side view where you can see all the comments from your output directly in Oxygen XML Editor/Author, matched to the corresponding DITA topics. Users with an
already existing valid license for Oxygen XML Editor/Author can request a free one-year license at https://www.oxygenxml.com/oxygen_feedback/special_offer.html.
The goal of the Oxygen Publishing Engine is to make deployments outside of Oxygen XML Editor/Author more efficient. For example, you can automate publishing from a continuous integration server by offering the same configuration that you use when you
publish from Oxygen XML Editor/Author. This initial version provides the DITA Open Toolkit with integrated Oxygen publishing plugins, including the responsive Oxygen WebHelp and the CSS-based PDF Chemistry engine as a cost-effective bundle. More details
can be found at https://www.oxygenxml.com/publishing_engine.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
Oxygen is a registered trademark of Syncro Soft in the U.S and other countries. Any other trademarks or service marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.