XML News from Saturday, October 28, 2006

Bruno Lowagie has released iText 1.4.6, an open source Java library for generating PDF, XML, HTML, and RTF documents. It can also parse XML documents and convert them into any of these formats. Pages of existing PDF files can be imported and copied to new PDF documents. iText is published under the Mozilla Public License. Java 1.4 or later is required.

Sonic Software has released Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite, a $895 payware XML editor for Windows. Features include:

New features in this release include

Hermitech Laboratory has released Formulator 3.7 MathML Suite, a $40 payware MathML editor. They've also published free MathML rendering plugins for Internet Explorer and XML Spy.

The Apache Web Services Project has posted version 0.5.2 of JaxMe 2, an open source implementation of the Java API for XML Binding. Quoting from the web page,

JaxMe 2 is an open source implementation of JAXB, the specification for Java/XML binding.

A Java/XML binding compiler takes as input a schema description (in most cases an XML schema but it may be a DTD, a RelaxNG schema, a Java class inspected via reflection or a database schema). The output is a set of Java classes:

In the case of JaxMe, the generated classes may also

This release adds an xmlCatalog element and fixes assorted bugs.