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Mac-heads might be interested in Oxygen, a cross-platform XML editor that
runs natively
OS X.  Prices seem quite competitive.

Michael

---Original Message-----
From: Lori Ann Lindberg [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 11:21 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Free Version of XMLSPY


But not for us Mac-heads who avoid use of the resource-draining Windoze
emulator, Virtual PC!  {{{Sigh...}}}

Lori

On May 27, 2004, at 8:31 AM, Heather N wrote:

> The free version seems to work fine -- and quite a nice tool to use.
> Noel
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Prom [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: 27 May 2004 15:30
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Free Version of XMLSPY
>
>
> FYI see the announcement below.  I do not have any expereince with
> XMLSpy
> but it looks to be worth investigating.
>
> Chris
> --
>
> Christopher J. Prom
> Assistant University Archivist
> University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
> 19 Library
> 1408 W. Gregory Dr.
> Urbana, IL 61821
>
> phone:  217.333.0798
> fax:    217.333.2868
> e-mail: [log in to unmask]
> web:    http://web.library.uiuc.edu/ahx
>
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Ann: Altova announces FREE XMLSPY Home Edition and releases
> new
> version 2004r4 of XMLSPY, MAPFORCE, and STYLEVISION
> Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 14:55:09 -0400
> From: Altova Announcements <[log in to unmask]>
> Organization: Altova
> Newsgroups: microsoft.public.xml.msxml-webrelease
>
> Altova (http://www.altova.com) producers of Altova XMLSPY, the world's
> leading XML (eXtensible Mark-up Language) development environment,
> today
> announced that the Home Edition of its award-winning XMLSPY product is
> now
> being offered to the public through a FREE software license.
>
> In addition, Altova just announced the immediate availability of
> Version
> 2004 Release 4 (v2004r4) of its entire product line.
>
> Far more than a typical interim release, v2004r4 provides major
> enhancements
> across the product line, ranging from advanced editing features and
> new data
> integration capabilities to user interface improvements and new product
> editions.
>
> For more information on what's new in v2004r4 visit:
> http://www.altova.com/whatsnew.html
>
> The v2004r4 product line is available for immediate download at:
> http://www.altova.com/download.html
>
>
> New in XMLSPY 2004 Release 4
> ----------------------------
> Altova XMLSPY 2004, the industry standard XML development environment,
> continues to extend its lead by offering the best in XML technology.
> Accordingly, XMLSPY 2004 Professional and Enterprise Editions have been
> augmented with several important new features, including:
> - Brand new advanced text view functionality
> - Extended database support for Sybase, MySQL, and IBM DB2
> - XML-aware file differencing and merging
> - Enhanced Systems Integration API (COM/Java)
>
> XMLSPY is also offered in a new FREE Home Edition, which is perfect for
> students and technology enthusiasts.  In addition to its built-in XML
> editing capabilities, XMLSPY 2004 Home Edition gives users the
> opportunity
> to try selected features of the Enterprise and Professional editions of
> XMLSPY 2004. These are fully-functional advanced features designed to
> accelerate the most demanding aspects of XML development.
>
> Altova recognizes that while XML technologies will be the basis upon
> which
> the next generation of interconnected business systems and Web service
> applications are built, the developers of tomorrow need a truly
> affordable
> platform upon which they can learn the technology and gain hands-on
> experience. It is with this in mind that Altova decided to make its
> powerful, entry level XMLSPY 2004 Home Edition software available at no
> cost. After all, what could be more affordable than free?
>
> As a special offer, customers who have purchased previous releases of
> XMLSPY
> Home Edition will receive a 50% discount when they upgrade to XMLSPY
> Professional Edition.
>
>
> New in MAPFORCE 2004 Release 4
> ------------------------------
> Altova has added so much functionality to this graphical data
> integration
> tool that it will now be offered in Professional and Enterprise
> Editions.
> The new features include:
> - XML/database/EDI to database mapping (Enterprise Edition)
> - EDI to XML mapping (Enterprise Edition)
> - MAPFORCE Engine for instant preview of any output
> - Customizable XSLT libraries
> - User interface enhancements
>
>
> All New STYLEVISION 2004
> ------------------------
> With Release 4, Altova STYLEVISION 2004 has been completely
> restructured
> around its graphical stylesheet designer functionality, and is now the
> ultimate stylesheet designer and database report generator. In one
> simple
> step you can access database data, process it in XML, and render it
> into
> eye-catching HTML pages and PDF reports.
>
> New in the redesigned STYLEVISION 2004 Release 4:
> - Database reporting (Enterprise Edition)
> - Authentic Forms preview
> - Command line operations
> - User interface enhancements
>
>
> Improved Support and Maintenance Pack
> -------------------------------------
> With v2004r4 Altova is offering a new Support and Maintenance Pack
> (SMP)
> that now covers MAJOR product updates, as well as minor releases
> published
> during the support period, and includes web-based priority technical
> support.
>
> For more information about the new SMP, please visit:
> http://www.altova.com/support_package.html.
>
> Altova, XMLSPY, MAPFORCE, STYLEVISION, and AUTHENTIC are trademarks of
> Altova GmbH registered in numerous countries. All other trademarks are
> the
> property of their respective owners.
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> Thomas Habing
> Research Programmer, Digital Library Projects
> University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
> 155 Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, MC-274
> [log in to unmask], (217) 244-4425 http://dli.grainger.uiuc.edu
>