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Releases and History

What’s new …

New features in the release 2.0a4 with respect to the release 2.0a3

The release 2.0a4 is the fourth “alpha” release of CADIXE 2. Here are the new features.

  • EMPTY tags are implemented. These tags are displayed in the document as icons (GIF images) that can be defined by the user in the style files.
  • New commands allowing to load/remove styles sheets and to create models.
  • We add the line : <?xml-stylesheet type=“text/css” href=“XXX.CSS”?> in the header of annotated documents, where XXX.CSS is the name of the current style. In this way by putting the XML file and the style in the same folder, one can visualize XML annotations through a simple Web browser (FireFox for instance).

Known missing features of the release 2.0a4

  • No Undo/Redo possibilities.
  • No documentation on-line
  • Commands to modify the range of an existing tag.
  • Call to external scripts to automate some annotations.
  • Real HTML exports.
  • HTTP server allowing to externally drive the editor (load, close, …).
  • Automatic completion of tags (as in the release 1.xx of CADIXE)

Known bugs

  • When comments are written in the tool placed at the right part of the editor, modifications are taken into account at the next click in another part of the interface.
  • When the editor window is small and that several tools are simultaneously displayed, some parts of these tools can be hidden.
  • Deletion of the tags can be time consuming on a large document.

History of CADIXE (V2)

New features in the release 2.0a3 with respect to the release 2.0a2

  • XML code validation using Xerces.
  • Several bugs of the release 2.0a2 have been fixed, concerning the following areas :
    • Search and Replace functions
    • Dialog box to fill the value of the attributes
    • Cut and paste has been fixed and generalized
    • Display of the tags after inserting a more general tag on a zone.
    • The keystroke “suppr” is now correctly handled
    • Improvement done to the current manual

New features in the release 2.0a2 with respect to 2.0a1

  • Search functions allowing to find either in the text or in the tags. The user can search for a specific tag, value of attribute or comment.
  • The user can associate a comment to each tag of the document. A comment is made of two parts : a “status” among : {validated, unvalidated, erroneous} and a free text area.
  • Implementation of “parametric styles”. They allow to associate several styles to a given tag. The style to use during display process is chosen according to the current tag AND the value taken by one or several of its attributes.
  • Preference dialog box has been implemented.
  • Ease the reuse of the document annotated with the release 1.xx of CADIXE. Style sheets and DTDs must be put in the corresponding folder of the release 2.0a2
  • Users can express where the different resources are stored. In such way it is possible either to share files between users (DTD, styles,…) or to put them in a user specific location (Documents, preferences, …).
  • Now we save the document settings (zoom, spacing, cursor position, …) and we allow to attach some “meta-information” (annotator, history, …) to the files.
  • New command line arguments : -load, -name, -model, -userhome.
  • We fixed several bugs of the release 2.0a1

New features in the release 2.0a1 with respect to 1.17 (and more generally 1.xx)

  • This release 2.0 is a totally new implementation of CADIXE editor with some dramatic improvements in terms of features, speed and stability.
  • Possibility to simultaneously open and to display several documents.
  • Cut/Copy/Paste of tagged parts of the document. Copied text is stored in the clipboard as an XML string so it can be exchanged with any textual application.
  • Better control of tag insertion : now the editor verify if the inserted tag is more general in the DTD that those occurring in the selected area of the documents.
  • New graphical annotations (boxes) and style sheets are coded using CSS format.
  • Implementation of a zoom.
  • Resources are self-installed at the first run.

Last Modification : 11/03/05, gb