Bluestream Database Software Corp., provider of DITA-enabled Component Content Management System (CCMS) solutions released XDocs v3.1, which provides Mac compatibility with Bluestream’s XDocs Explorer and Oxygen XML Editor connector to technical communications teams working in Apple OSx environments. According to Bluestream, XDocs is the world’s first DITA-enabled CCMS to work on the Mac OS.
XDocs v3.1 integrates the fully featured desktop client, XDocs Explorer,with the Mac OS andv Oxygen XML Editor and XML Author. New features in XDocs v3.1 include fully integrated CHM publishing, XHTML Help Publish, and integration with XXE v 5.1, the Free editor that ships with XDocs. XXE v5.1 also has enhanced DITA support.
Additional features include PDF Landscape Page Anywhere, which allows technical communications teams to mark any topic with outputclass=’landscape’ for printing in landscape orientation while leaving subsequent pages as portrait. Bluestream incorporated speed, memory Publish Improvements—Both memory use and publish time have been reduced. Many output types now publish more than 30% faster.
Syncro Soft CEO Stefan Vasile stated, “The formidable combination and the tight integration between the Oxygen XML Editor and XDocs CCMS working on the Mac natively opens a gateway into the world that has for the most part been closed to Mac users—and that is exciting.”
Nenad Furtula, VP Sales and Marketing Bluestream Database Software, says, “It is very exciting to be able to offer a solution that works on multiple platforms, Mac in particular. I think that there is a certain portion of the market out there that will be very pleased with this solution.”