• 2022

    5.0
    Version 5.0 - May 26, 2022
  • 2021

    4.1
    Version 4.1 - July 12, 2021
  • 4.0
    Version 4.0 - March 4, 2021
  • 2020

    3.0
    Version 3.0 - July 3, 2020
  • 2.0
    Version 2.0 - February 12, 2020
  • 2019

    1.1
    Version 1.1 - February 22, 2019

What's New in Oxygen Content Fusion 5.0

May 26, 2022

Version 5.0 of Oxygen Content Fusion is the latest release for the innovative collaboration platform that is designed to improve any documentation review process.

Some of the most interesting new features added in this version include a new Search side-view that enables searches throughout all files in a task, various user interface improvements, the ability to mention other collaborators in comments, actions in Oxygen XML Editor/Author to open a task's files or the context map specified for a task, and other enhancements designed to improve the user experience.

Full Text Search

Search all Files in Review Task

Content Fusion now has a Search side-view (on the left side pane) that makes it possible to search for specific content in all files attached to the task. Previously, you were only able to search the current file.
Search all Files in Review Task

Find/Replace Side View

A Find/Replace side-view was added to the visual editor (on the right side pane). It makes it easier to see both the search UI and the document with results highlighted. Moreover, it makes it possible to see all search results at a glance without having to scroll through the document.
Find/Replace Side View

Review

View Comments and Tracked Changes Throughout the Entire Task

The new Search side-view now makes it possible to see all the comments added in a review task and to filter them by author, date, or type.
View Comments and Tracked Changes Throughout the Entire Task

Mentions Supported Inside Comments

You can now mention (@user) other collaborators in review comments and the collaborators will see those comments highlighted in the Content Fusion browser interface.
Mentions Supported Inside Comments

Review Tasks Created in the Browser Have Change Tracking Disabled by Default

By default, when you create a review task using the Content Fusion interface in a browser, the change tracking feature is disabled. This helps Subject Matter Experts create draft content without being distracted by the change tracking mechanism.

Control Change Tracking Colors

A new option was added in the Preferences dialog box for controlling the colors of tracked changes. You can choose to have insertions shown in green while deletions are shown in red for all authors, or you can choose to show a different color for each author.
Control Change Tracking Colors

User Interface Design Improvements

Color Theme Modernized

The color theme was updated to offer Content Fusion a more modern look and feel.
Color Theme Modernized

Side Views Reorganized

The left-side pane was re-organized to offer easier access to various features with a tabular design. The Task Files tab displays all the files attached to the task, the Task Activity tab displays a history of the activity that has occurred for the task (e.g. changes and comments), and the Search tab makes it possible to search for specific content in all files attached to the task.
Side Views Reorganized

Visual Editor

Updated Oxygen XML Web Author

Oxygen XML Web Author is used as a component to provide the visual editing in Content Fusion and it was updated to version 24.1.0. Some of the most important features are listed below. For more details, see:

Concurrent Editing Support Optimized

The Concurrent Editing feature uses advanced algorithms and data structures to synchronize changes between users in real-time. The memory overhead incurred by this feature was reduced by 75% compared to the previous version. Furthermore, compared to a scenario where each user edits their own copy of a document, the Concurrent Editing sessions consume only 50% more memory.
Concurrent Editing Support Optimized

Tags Display Mode Switcher

A Tags Display Mode switcher was added directly in the breadcrumb bar to make it easier to change the amount of Tags that are displayed when exploring the document structure.
Tags Display Mode Switcher

EXF Files Now Supported When Uploading Frameworks

Frameworks that are developed using framework extension files (with the .exf extension) can now be uploaded from the Administration page and the Web Author-based visual editor will compile them on the fly.

Editing Content Fusion Files in Oxygen XML Editor/Author

Open Files from a Review Task

It is now very easy to open a file from a Content Fusion task in Oxygen XML Editor/Author. You simply need to copy the file's URL from the browser and paste it in the dialog box that is presented when using the Open URL action from the toolbar or the File menu in Oxygen XML Editor/Author.
Open Files from a Review Task

Edit Context DITA Map for a Review Task

The Content Fusion Task Manager view now has an action (Open context DITA map) in the contextual menu to open the DITA map that is specified as the context map for the task. This makes it easier for technical writers to make changes in the task's files directly from the XML editor or to apply a transformation scenario on the map. Note that in order to be able to edit files, you have to use the Content Fusion Tasks Manager Oxygen add-on with version 5.0 or higher and to connect to a Content Fusion server with version 5.0 or higher.
Edit Context DITA Map for a Review Task

Deprecations

AWS and VMware Installation Kits Deprecated

To make upgrades and security updates easier, the AWS and VMware installation kits have been deprecated and are scheduled for removal. If your are using one of these platforms, you can start a Virtual Machine that runs one of the supported Linux distributions and use our Linux installer.

Component Updates

Ubuntu 20.04.2

Ubuntu Server (used in VMware, AWS, and Docker images) was updated to use version 20.04.2.

Docker 20.10.9

The version of Docker was updated to 20.10.9 in the AWS and VMware vSphere kits. Docker is not distributed anymore with the Linux installer.

Docker-compose 1.29.2

The version of Docker-compose was updated to 1.29.2.

License Server 24.1

The embedded license server was updated to version 24.1.