So at the beginning of the week I learned of the new 7.2 release of Oxygen. For those unaware I am a HUGE fan of Oxygen, as is Kurt, Sylvain, Russ, and TONS of other folks in whom I have worked with or in whom I know for various reasons feel the exact same way that I do.
So its not surprising for me to get pretty excited with each new release, as I have come to expect nothing but a fantastic list of features from George and company to come along for the new release ride.
This time around is definitely no different, but the one feature that I am EXTREMELY excited about is:
For those who have no clue what this image represents, I’ll give you a hint:
An integrated AND stand alone SVN Client :D
I use SVN a TON in my development work, and while there are some nice SVN clients out there for the various platforms, integrated support as part of a dev tool is by far and beyond the best way to handle files that you are editing in your editor that are under SVN version control.
In fact, with as much XML development work that I do, coupled with as much as I use SVN, coupled with as much as I use Oxygen used to equal using Eclipse and the integrated Ogygen extension as Subclipse, another Eclipse extension, has become quite a nice little tool for the managment of SVN version controlled source.
I don’t want to suggest that I no longer plan to use Eclipse. It’s a GREAT tool and there are plenty of other reasons why I will still be using it. But with integrated SVN support as part of the stand alone Oxygen product, I will be the first to admit that I will be using the stand alone client a TON more often than I used to, as without the integrated SVN support I found the Eclipse version was too convenient not to use it.
Below is the announcement that George Christian Bina made to XSL-List earlier this week with a listing of the new features as part of this release. If you don’t already own a copy of Oxygen, I would encourage you to change this as soon as possible. It really is that necessary of a tool for the professional XML/XSLT/XQuery/XPath/SVG/XML Schema/RelaxNG/Schematron etc.. etc.. etc.. developer.
As always, thanks George!
I am glad to let you know that a new version of oXygen XML editor is available.
Version 7.2 of the
XML Editor adds as main features a complete Subversion client, an XML Schema instance generator, integration with the X-Hive/DB, MarkLogic and TigerLogic XML databases, editing actions on the diagram and search references/declarations actions in XML Schema and Relax NG schemata editors.
A brief summary of the new features can be found below, for more information about the new features and oXygen in general please visit our website at
oXygen 7.2 can be freely evaluated for 30 days and it is available as a free upgrade for all oXygen version 7 users. The professional license costs USD 180 and the license for academic or personal use costs USD 48.
New in version 7.2
* Subversion Client
* XML Schema Instance Generator
* XML Schema Regular Expressions Builder
* Flatten an XML Schema
* Rename Component - Schema Refactoring Action
* Find References and Declarations of XML Schema Components
* Show the Diagram of the Selected Schema Component
* Editing Actions on XML Schema and Relax NG Schema Diagrams
* Show Definition Action for elements in XML Documents
* The Content Completion on XML Schema presents Schematron information
* Default schema association supports NRL
* Content completion based on NRL schemata
* XSLT Refactoring Extract Attribute as xsl:attribute Instruction
* XQuery Documentation
* X-Hive/DB XML Database support
* MarkLogic XML Database support
* TigerLogic XML Database support
* Improvements in XQuery Content Completion
* Better HTML Documentation For XML Schema
* Image maps for diagrams
* Easier Navigation Between Schema Definitions
* Allow specifying a CSS File
* Include Annotations of Local Elements and Attributes
* Configurable Extensions for Each Transformation
* Support for XSLT and XQuery Custom Engines
* XSLT validation using Microsoft transformers (MSXML 4.0 and .NET)
* HTML Documentation for WSDL Files
* Pretty Print Option for Preserving Text Nodes
* XPath Expressions Allowed in Pretty Print Lists of Elements
* Use XML Catalogs When Evaluating XPath Expressions
* Allow Both Show Filters and Hide Filters in the Project View
* Scratch Buffer
* Policy for Encoding Errors
* UTF-8 Encoding for Connections with the FTP Server
* Search Filter in the Preferences Dialog
* Dynamic Help View
* Configurable Background Color for Each Type of Token
* Updated Saxon8B from Saxonica to version 8.7.1
* Included XHTML 1.1 DTD and XML Schema
* Updated DocBook XSL stylesheets to version 1.70.1
George Cristian Bina
XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger