Release Timeline

  • 2002

    1
    Version 1.0 - April the 15th, 2002
    Version 1.1 - May the 15th, 2002
    Version 1.1.5 - May the 20th, 2002
    Version 1.1.6 - May the 24th, 2002
    Version 1.1.7 - May the 27th, 2002
    Version 1.1.8 - June the 5th, 2002
    Version 1.1.9 - June the 15th, 2002
    Version 1.2 - June the 27th, 2002
    Version 1.2.1 - September the 27th, 2002
    Version 1.2.2 - October the 22nd, 2002
    Version 1.2.3 - November the 27th, 2002
    Version 1.2.4 - December the 17th, 2002
  • 2003

    2
    Version 2.0 - April the 2nd, 2003
    Version 2.0.1 - May the 15th, 2003
    Version 2.0.2 - June the 9th, 2003
    Version 2.0.3 - August the 14th, 2003
    Version 2.0.4 - September the 19th, 2003
  • 2004

    3
    Version 3.0 - January the 14th, 2004
    Version 3.1 - February the 6th, 2004
    4
    Version 4.0 - April the 30th, 2004
    Version 4.1 - June the 10th, 2004
    Version 4.2 - July the 15th, 2004
    5
    Version 5.0 - October the 15th, 2004
    Version 5.1 - January the 18th, 2005
  • 2005

    6
    Version 6.0 - May the 22nd, 2005
    Version 6.1 - July the 19th, 2005
    Version 6.2 - September the 19th, 2005
  • 2006

    7
    Version 7.0 - January the 13th, 2006
    Version 7.1 - March the 2nd, 2006
    Version 7.2 - June the 6th, 2006
    8
    Version 8.0 - November 20th, 2006
    Version 8.1 - January 25th, 2007
    Version 8.2 - May 7th, 2007
  • 2007

    9
    Version 9.0 - November 2nd, 2007
    Version 9.1 - December 18, 2007
    Version 9.2 - May 9, 2008
    Version 9.3 - July 2, 2008
  • 2008

    10
    Version 10.0 - October 23, 2008
  • 2009

    11
    Version 11.0 - October 9, 2009
    11.1
    Version 11.1 - December 17, 2009
  • 2010

    11.2
    Version 11.2 - March 16, 2010
    12
    Version 12.0 - September 14, 2010
  • 2011

    12.1
    Version 12.1 - January 12, 2011
    12.2
    Version 12.2 - May 19, 2011
    13
    Version 13.0 - August 29th, 2011
    13.1
    Version 13.1 - October 26th, 2011
  • 2012

    13.2
    Version 13.2 - January 12th, 2012
    14
    Version 14.0 - June 27, 2012
    14.1
    Version 14.1 - October 19, 2012
  • 2013

    14.2
    Version 14.2 - February 13, 2013
    15
    Version 15.0 - June 7, 2013
    15.1
    Version 15.1 - October 7, 2013
  • 2014

    15.2
    Version 15.2 - January 22, 2014
    16
    Version 16.0 - May 20, 2014
    16.1
    Version 16.1 - October 7, 2014

Version 16.1

October 7, 2014

Version 16.1 of oXygen XML Editor adds improvements to both the XML development and XML authoring functionality.

Fixes for validation issues, such as adding a missing attribute or deleting an unexpected element are offered automatically by the Quick Fixes support.

The XSLT support helps you better understand what each XSLT instruction does by presenting associated annotations with the description of the instruction and links to the specification.

The XML authoring mode received a number of improvements to the table support, track changes functionality, generic editing, as well as to the DITA specific actions.

You can find patterns within an EPUB, OOXML, ODF or any ZIP archive by running XPath queries on all the documents from ZIP-based archives.

The Eclipse plugin version of oXygen XML Editor was updated to support Eclipse 4.4, the SVN support was updated to work with Apache Subversion 1.8, and many component libraries were updated to their latest stable versions.

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Version 16.0

May 20, 2014

oXygen XML Editor 16 increases your productivity for XSLT development with the addition of Quick Fixes and improvements to refactoring actions. Saxon-CE specific extensions are supported and you can apply XPath queries on multiple files.

If you use Ant to orchestrate build processes then oXygen will support you with a powerful Ant editor featuring validation, content completion assistance, Outline view, syntax highlight and search, and refactoring actions.

Working with conditional content is a lot easier, since you can set different colors and styles for each condition, or focus exclusively on a specific deliverable by hiding all excluded content. You can modify DITA and DocBook tables easily using the table properties action.

You can customize the style of the oXygen WebHelp output to look exactly as you want using the WebHelp skin builder.

As usual, this version includes many component updates and updated API functionality.

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Version 15.2

January 22, 2014

Version 15.2 of oXygen XML Editor improves the support for developing Schematron and XML Schema schemas and adds support for working with modules to the Eclipse plugin.

Editing XML documents visually is a lot easier in oXygen XML Author version 15.2 with the intelligent content completion assistance and paste functionality while additional CSS 3 and CSS 4 features allow for creating more interactive and user-friendly interfaces.

This version features updated components, debuts the DITA 1.3 support by introducing the troubleshooting specialization and makes available a large number of API additions in response to feedback provided by our partners which integrated the oXygen XML authoring technology into their solutions.

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Version 15.1

October 7, 2013

With the release of version 15.1, oXygen is the first XML editor to fully support right-to-left and bidirectional text in the visual editing mode. Content authors are able to create and edit XML documents in the oXygenAuthor mode in languages such as Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and others.

This version of oXygen XML makes a leap forward in working with XML modules. Using the Master Files support, oXygen assists you while editing an XML document that belongs to a set of assembled modules, and provides you features such as module validation, in-context Content Completion Assistant, ID referencing or module connection overview.

The integration of the entire DITA for Publishers plugins suite enables oXygen users to produce Kindle output from DITA maps.

The Eclipse version (4.3) is now supported by the oXygen XML Eclipse plugin. Also, to keep you up-to-date, we bundled the latest third-party components such as Saxon Enterprise Edition 9.5.1.2, TEI Schemas (2.5.0), TEI Stylesheets (7.1.0), DITA for Publishers 0.9.18, and Calabash 1.0.13.

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Version 15.0

June 7, 2013

oXygen XML Editor 15.0 streamlines the development of web services with major improvements to its WSDL editing support which features intelligent search and refactoring actions, hierarchy and dependencies views, context-aware editing assistance and support for generating documentation. There are also improvements in working with XML databases and in the validation support.

When authoring XML content, you benefit from the improvements to the reviewing support, allowing you to easily find changes or annotations across all your project files. The power of XML is leveraged by providing built-in transformation from DITA and DocBook to mobile-friendly WebHelp that allows your users to access your content from their mobile devices.

There are many additions to the DITA functionality, including the integration of "The DITA Style Guide" by Tony Self, which provides immediate access to the relevant style guide topic depending on the current editing context.

As usual, oXygen XML Editor keeps you up-to-date and we updated a number of components to better support XSLT, XQuery, XPath, XProc, EPUB, SVN, DocBook, TEI and DITA standards.

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Version 14.2

February 13, 2013

Version 14.2 of oXygen XML Editor adds important features for both XML Development and XML Authoring.

On the XML development side, oXygen completes the set of XML Schema 1.1-related features with full schema editing support and capabilities to generate XML instances and schema documentation in accordance with W3C standards.

On the XML Authoring side, oXygen streamlines XML reviewing by adding support for highlights and a Review manager panel. Highlights help you focus on the content you need to review and the Review manager panel presents all the changes, comments and highlights from a document so you can quickly inspect and manage them.

Improvements were made for quickly finding resources in the project by searching in their content or file paths. oXygen offers these advanced search capabilities by adding a dedicated view that supports complex text search expressions (multiple words, boolean operators, group searches, etc.), as well as XML-aware filters.

Documents from a Microsoft SharePoint server can be accessed using the Data Source Explorer view, where you can edit, check-in, or check-out resources directly.

As usual, oXygen XML updates many components to their latest versions, and extends the API available to third-party applications.

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Version 14.1

October 19, 2012

Version 14.1 of oXygen XML Editor makes XML authoring available to everybody, by allowing attributes to be edited directly in the Author mode through form-like controls and placing actions directly in the document flow. This expands the range of XML documents that can be edited visually from text-centric to data oriented documents.

The built-in frameworks support was improved, especially the DITA support which features better error reporting and a rename/move topic refactoring action.

The XML developers can use oXygen XML to start experimenting with the XML Schema 1.1 standard, while the huge XML files support allows them to edit multi GB documents.

As many partners depend on oXygen XML for their solutions, a lot of effort was put into improving and expanding the API to allow them to develop more integrated oXygen-powered applications.

As usual, oXygen updates many components to their latest versions, the embedded SVN client supports Subversion 1.7 and the Eclipse plugin distribution works with Eclipse version 4.2.

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Version 14.0

June 27, 2012

Version 14 marks a major step forward in the XML development support as it introduces additional concepts and functionality that change the way you develop XML and XML-related applications.

The XML authoring competes with word processors on ease of use and functionality while providing all the benefits of having XML documents as the result of your work - it has never been easier before to create, annotate and review XML content.

The support for plugin and framework repositories allows oXygen users to discover and install extensions to the standard oXygen functionality and enables the oXygen plugin and framework developers to easily deliver and update their applications to oXygen users.

This version introduces subscription-based licenses for 1 year and 6 months alongside the existing permanent licensing option.

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Version 13.2

January 12th, 2012

Version 13.2 introduces a Syntax Highlight mechanism capable of handling mixed content types, improves the JSON editing support and bidirectional documents rendering, extends the XML-native database support with find/replace capabilities and updates many third-party components. Also, there are many improvements in the authoring support, including an updated DITA Maps Metrics Report, experimental support for CGM images and updated API.

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Version 13.1

October 26th, 2011

Version 13.1 adds support for XHTML 5, improved content completion assistance in XML modules, a TEI ODD framework, support for publishing DITA maps directly from a CMS or other remote resources and a metrics report for DITA maps. Being a maintenance release it has a focus also on fixing many small issues.

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Version 13.0

August 29th, 2011

Version 13 introduces oXygen XML Developer as an additional product in the oXygen products family. This aggregates all the XML development features offering a cost effective tool for people that do not need the visual editing support. oXygen XML Editor is the union of oXygen XML Developer and oXygen XML Author offering both XML development and XML authoring capabilities.

Version 13 is focused on user interface improvements that concern the Author (visual editing) mode, XML Diff, SVN support, attributes editing and the presentation of results for validation, transformation, spell checking and search.

The Data Source Explorer view features drag-and-drop capabilities that allow copy/move operations even between different databases.

The EPUB support was extended with visual rendering of EPUB specific files and enhanced validation. Additional built-in transformation scenarios allow the conversion of TEI documents to EPUB, ODF and DOCX.

DITA improvements include search references (where used) within a DITA map, map validation under multiple condition sets (ditaval files), use of subject scheme defined values and more.

This version adds support for JSON document editing, validation, and conversion. Browser specific CSS extensions are now supported in the CSS editor.

Starting with version 13 oXygen requires Java 6 or later.

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Version 12.2

May 19, 2011

Version 12.2 of oXygen XML introduces a number of unique development features. It provides support for editing XSLT and XML Schema modules in the context of a main XSLT, respectively main XML Schema file. For XML Schema visual editing it introduces a Palette view that allows to easily create new schema components by dragging them from this Palette view into the diagram. The support for the xml-model processing instruction for schema association that was previewed at XML Prague is available in 12.2 replacing the oXygen specific processing instruction. The new version includes also one of the most requested features: Ant integration - the support for Ant transformation scenarios allows executing a target from an Ant script. For XSLT 2.0 and XQuery transformations it is possible to specify parameter values as XPath expressions when the engine allows that.

The EPUB support received special attention, oXygen offers EPUB validation by integrating EpubCheck, editing and validation for specific EPUB file types as well as a number of general enhancements for working with archive-based formats. The visual authoring feature improvements in change tracking, table editing, transformations to new target formats and new API additions. The integrated Apache SubversionTM client includes an improved Repositories view, offering a new design, better actions workflow and an optimized repository access. Many of the oXygen components were updated to their latest version.

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Version 12.1

January 12, 2011
Version 12.1 of oXygen XML adds new features such as a smart paste action that automatically converts content from office applications or from a web browser to DITA, DocBook or TEI. It also improves the XML authoring in areas such as reference management, change tracking, or the CSS rendering support and extends the API to incorporate feedback from partners that integrate oXygen with CMS or other applications. On the XML development side the new version introduces the Quick Assist helper to facilitate access to search and refactoring actions plus a number of improvements to the XSLT and XQuery debuggers and to the Relax NG schema editor. As always there were continuous user interface and performance improvements and many of the oXygen components were updated to their latest versions.  Read more

Version 12.0

September 14, 2010
Version 12 of oXygen XML improves the existing functionality, adds new features, and most importantly, enhances the user experience. A lot of effort was invested in minimizing memory usage and improving the general performance.  Read more

Version 11.2

March 16, 2010
Version 11.2 of oXygen XML Editor improves the XML Author, the XML development tools, the support for large documents and the SVN Client.  Read more

Version 11.1

December 17, 2009

Version 11.1 of oXygen XML Editor improves the XML authoring capabilities, the support for XML development and also a number of core features. The visual XML authoring uses schema information to provide intelligent editing actions that help keep the document valid and provide a better editing experience. The compact representation of tags and the quick up/down navigation features improve the ergonomics and the usability. oXygen XML Editor can use any XQJ compliant XQuery processor for XQuery transformations, different error levels and external references can be specified for Schematron messages and the XProc support was improved with better editing and execution. The XML format and indent operation can use DTD/schema information to provide better formatting and the find and replace is XML-aware and can accept XPath filtering to delimit the search scope.

Starting with version 11.1 the diff and merge support from oXygen XML Editor is available also as a separate application, oXygen XML Diff.

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Version 11.0

October 9, 2009

Version 11.0 of oXygen XML Editor includes exciting features covering both XML development and XML authoring, such as XProc support, integrated documentation for XSLT stylesheets, a XQuery debugger (for the Oracle Berkeley DB XML database), MathML rendering and editing support, a smarter Author mode for an improved visual editing experience, and DITA 1.2 features.

The support for very large documents was improved to handle documents in the 200MB range in the editor and 10GB in the large files viewer, the SVN support was upgraded with additional features and a number of processors and frameworks were updated to their latest versions.

oXygen XML Editor 11.0 contains also an experimental integration with EMC Documentum Content Management System.

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Version 10.3

June 29, 2009
Version 10.3 of oXygen XML Editor improves both the XML Authoring and the XML Development capabilities. As a result of user feedback the oXygen XML Author API was reorganized and extended with additional functionality. There are various improvements to the existing frameworks (DITA, DocBook, TEI, etc.), such as automatic ID generation or DITA-aware search and replace. An important XML development feature is the Component Dependencies View that presents a tree of component dependencies starting with a specified component for XSLT, XML Schema, Relax NG, and NVDL. This version also integrates the Saxon SA XQuery Update functionality and updates a number of components to their latest versions.  Read more

Version 10.2

April 15, 2009

Version 10.2 of oXygen XML Editor adds important features for both XML authoring and XML development.

The visual editing in oXygen 10.2 includes content change tracking support, image scaling, table width and column width support including visual resizing, a more compact representation for included content and tag markers as well as a number of additions to the Author SDK to allow building powerful applications on top of oXygen.

The XML developers will benefit in oXygen XML Editor 10.2 of a redesigned and more ergonomic XML Schema diagram with a number of additional editing capabilities, will be able to see and understand the include/import relations between XML Schema documents, Relax NG schemas and XSLT stylesheets with the help of the Hierarchy/Dependencies view. The addition of the Author mode for all XML Schema editors creates a completely new perspective on schemas and schema documentation editing.

Other additions include additional usability and accessibility features and a number of framework and component updates.

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Version 10.1

February 25, 2009
Version 10.1 adds a redesigned XML Schema diagram that allows visual XML Schema editing, an XML Schema documentation engine supporting multiple output formats, additional features in the Author visual XML-editing mode, improvements in the Outliner and Content Completion Assistant, and updates the database support.  Read more

Version 10.0

October 23, 2008
One of the most important additions in oXygen XML Editor and Author version 10 is the bundling of the Schema Aware XSLT 2.0 and XQuery processor from Saxonica. Saxon-SA is available in all oXygen editions at no additional cost. Version 10 includes a large number of improvements including a powerful XML instance generator, a better Content Completion Assistant offering proposals from included or imported XML Schema or XSLT modules, a better integration of the Intel(R) XML Software Suite and updates of most database connectors, document frameworks and XML, XML Schema, XSLT, XPath and FOP processors. The SVN support was also updated to include Apache SubversionTM 1.5 features.  Read more

Version 9.3

July 2, 2008
Version 9.3 adds as main feature the support for editing and processing resources inside ZIP-based packages including Microsoft® Office 2007 (OOXML) and OpenDocument (ODF) documents. There are various other improvements, a number of component updates and fixes.  Read more

Version 9.2

May 9, 2008
Version 9.2 introduces an Author edition, specially tuned for content authors providing a well designed interface for XML editing by keeping only the relevant authoring features. The major additions in oXygen 9.2 are related to the WYSIWYG-like editing support and in particular to the DITA support. The general visual editing improvements include displaying the resolved content in the editor and navigation through links. With DITA features that include a DITA map editor, an action for inserting conref links, and a tight integration with the latest version of the DITA Open Toolkit through oXygen's normal transformation scenarios mechanism, oXygen becomes the leading and easiest to use DITA editor. Other improvements include browsing of XML databases using WebDAV connections, better handling of CJK text, support for the Intel® XML Software Suite, and multiple component updates.  Read more

Version 9.1

December 18, 2007
Version 9.1 adds a number of improvements, the main additions being related to the WYSIWYG-like XML editor and to the WebDAV support. It also contains support for SOAP 1.2 and some updated components.  Read more

Version 9.0

November 2nd, 2007
The main feature of version 9.0 is a CSS based visual XML editor allowing WYSIWYG-like editing of XML documents. With an innovative approach to XML authoring oXygen allows you to work with XML frameworks (DocBook, DITA, TEI, XHTML, etc.) easier than ever before. Version 9 adds a concept called Document Type that allows you to provide ready-to-use support for a framework or an XML language and share it with other users. This version also brings improved error reporting for validation against Relax NG schemas and Schematron, additional side view helpers, some component updates and a number of other features.  Read more

Version 8.2

May 7th, 2007
The key word for oXygen XML Editor version 8.2 is innovation. It brings the first XQuery debugger against a native XML database allowing users of the MarkLogic 3.2 database to debug their XQuery code based on the MarkLogic Server 3.2 XQuery debugging API. oXygen is the first tool announcing ISO Schematron support covering also ISO Schematron embedded in XML Schema or Relax NG, abstract patterns and included Schematron schemas. oXygen version 8.2 is the first XML IDE that enables working with modules (XML external entities, included/imported stylesheets, XQuery modules, etc.). You can validate the current module in the context it is used from and also perform multiple validation operations in a single action using the validation scenarios feature. To the main features list we can add also the capability to view very large files with sizes larger than a Gigabyte and multi-line find/replace support.  Read more

Version 8.1

January 25th, 2007
Version 8.1 of oXygen XML Editor improves the support for NVDL scripts and adds a series of enhancements, fixes and component updates.  Read more

Version 8.0

November 20th, 2006
Version 8.0 of oXygen XML Editor adds as main features a spreadsheet-like XML Grid editor mode, management support for both XML and relational databases: Berkeley DB XML Database, eXist, IBM DB2 PureXML, MarkLogic, Microsoft SQLServer 2005, Oracle 10g R2, RainingData TigerLogic XDMS, SoftwareAG Tamino and XHive XML Database, options and transformation scenarios that can be stored into the project file and support for NVDL (Namespace-based Validation Dispatching Language) scripts.  Read more

Version 7.2

June the 6th, 2006
Version 7.2 of oXygen XML Editor adds as main features a complete SVN client, support for flattening XML Schemas, an XML instance generator, integration with the X-Hive/DB, MarkLogic and TigerLogic XML databases, editing actions on the diagram, rename refactoring action and search references/declarations actions in XML Schema and Relax NG schema editors.  Read more

Version 7.1

March the 2nd, 2006
Version 7.1 of oXygen XML Editor adds support for Berkeley and eXist XML Databases, an XSL Templates view for easy navigation through the edited XSL stylesheet, and an XPath Builder view for editing complex XPath expressions. Effort has been made to improve the loading time and to reduce the memory usage, especially for large documents. Multiple modifications were made to improve the general usability of the editor.  Read more

Version 7.0

January the 13th, 2006
Version 7.0 of oXygen XML Editor added more than 50 important features, such as continuous validation and on-screen marking of the errors, XQuery debugging, XPath content completion assistance and XSLT refactoring actions.  Read more

Version 6.2

September the 19th, 2005
Version 6.2 of oXygen XML Editor gives a whole new editing experience with the introduction of a dockable framework that allows free configuration of the editor layout. Along with this major change there are also a lot of other additions and improvements.  Read more

Version 6.1

July the 19th, 2005
Version 6.1 of oXygen XML Editor adds as main features an XSLT Profiler integrated in the debugging perspective, an enhanced XML schema documentation tool that includes diagrams, in place editing in schema diagrams, easy navigation to component definitions in schema editors, support for presenting the Relax NG annotations next to the content completion proposals and an attributes editor.  Read more

Version 6.0

May the 22nd, 2005
Version 6.0 of oXygen XML Editor adds as main features Visual Schema Editors for W3C XML Schema and Relax NG, a complete Diff and Merge solution and the capability of importing data from different data sources including relational databases and text files.  Read more

Version 5.1

January the 18th, 2005
Version 5.1 of oXygen XML Editor adds as main features folding, code templates, better Relax NG support, Schematron validation and the possibility to use MSXML and XSLTProc as XSLT transformers.  Read more

Version 5.0

October the 15th, 2004
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Version 4.2

July the 15th, 2004
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Version 4.1

June the 10th, 2004
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Version 4.0

April the 30th, 2004
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Version 3.1

February the 6th, 2004
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Version 3.0

January the 14th, 2004
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Version 2.0.4

September the 19th, 2003
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Version 2.0.3

August the 14th, 2003
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Version 2.0.2

June the 9th, 2003
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Version 2.0.1

May the 15th, 2003
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Version 2.0

April the 2nd, 2003
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Version 1.2.4

December the 17th, 2002
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Version 1.2.3

November the 27th, 2002
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Version 1.2.2

October the 22nd, 2002
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Version 1.2.1

September the 27th, 2002
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Version 1.2

June the 27th, 2002
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Version 1.1.9

June the 15th, 2002
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Version 1.1.8

June the 5th, 2002
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Version 1.1.7

May the 27th, 2002
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Version 1.1.6

May the 24th, 2002
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Version 1.1.5

May the 20th, 2002
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Version 1.1

May the 15th, 2002
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Version 1.0

April the 15th, 2002
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