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   Announce: XPontus XML Editor 1.0.0RC1

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  • Subject: Announce: XPontus XML Editor 1.0.0RC1
  • From: Yves Zoundi <yveszoundi@gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 10:29:12 -0400
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    XPontus(http://xpontus.sf.net) is a free java based XML editor 
designed towards text editing. It aims to provide a free alternative to 
commercial XML Editors.

    As XPontus is written in Java it is available for all java enabled 
operating systems. It has been reported to run correctly on Linux, 
Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris and FreeBSD. There are many installers for 
platform convenience.

The software is distributed under the GNU GPL License.

This is the first release candidate of XPontus XML Editor 1.0.0. There 
are now linux packages and a real windows installer.

Thanks to lots of comments, I tried to improve the user experience in 
that release.

Changes to Project Administration
* Moved the revision control system from CVS to SVN

Changes to the Code Base
* Spring is used as container and for IOC.
* Changed from simple object serialization to XStream to save user 
* Moved from observer pattern to JGoodies bindings for UI mappings
* Allowed the user to customize more settings(font, tab size, jtidy 
* Add a tree view to browse the XML code structure
* Added support for XMLDiff
* The API has been cleaned to reuse code

Changes to Design
* No more annoying popup windows when you don't need them

Changes to the user interface
* Changed Splitpane windows to VlDocking framework components

Yves Zoundi(YZ)


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