RE: Replacement for XMetal

Subject: RE: Replacement for XMetal
From: "Ed." <hamonwry12 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "'Richard L Hamilton'" <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 20:50:01 -0500

What about Eclipse? (www.eclipse.org) It's a development tool, but does have
some DITA Support:
http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/Authoring_Eclipse_Help_Using_DITA

Best of all, you can't beat the price!
-=Ed.

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Sent: Friday, February 20, 2009 6:48 PM
To: Richard L Hamilton
Cc: List, Techwriter
Subject: Re: Replacement for XMetal

We're using Oxygen and are pretty happy with it. We're also using Alfresco
to manage our files and that is working out quite well too. Cost wise, it
was relatively modest.
Suzanne

On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 3:25 PM, Richard L Hamilton
<dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net>wrote:

> John,
>
> For XML/DITA, it's hard to beat Oxygen, which does nearly
> anything you could want from an XML editor, and is less
> expensive than Xmetal (under $400 vs. $1,400+ last time I
> checked).
>
> There is a free trial, too.
>
> And, if you want to get down and dirty with XML, you can
> always go for emacs, which has modes to support XML.
>
> Best Regards,
> Richard Hamilton
>

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References:
Replacement for XMetal: From: John Posada
RE: Replacement for XMetal: From: Richard L Hamilton
Re: Replacement for XMetal: From: Suzanne Chiles

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