XML News from Thursday, December 22, 2005

Sleepycat Software has released Berkeley DB XML 2.2.13, an open source "application-specific, embedded data manager for native XML data" based on Berkeley DB. It supports the April 2005 working drafts of XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 (not the more recently released Candidate Recommendations). It includes C++, Java, Perl, Python, TCL and PHP APIs. This is a bug fix release.

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The OpenOffice Project has released OpenOffice 2.0.1, an open source office suite for Linux and Windows that saves all its files as zipped XML. According to Louis Suarez-Potts, "The main focus of the new release was correcting bugs, in particular in localisations. However, a number of new features were added as well. So, for example, it is now possible to disable and hide particular application settings, which comes in handy for central administration in networks. Moreover, a new keyboard shortcut permits the user to return to a saved cursor position. The bullets and numbering feature has been expanded, and a new mail merge feature is available. Last but not least, Macedonian has been added as an official language." OpenOffice is dual licensed under the LGPL and Sun Industry Standards Source License.