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New and Noteworthy

1.1.0 RC1 (2014-11-23)

  • Basic support for XML inculsions was added. (bug 360067)
  • A Vex development environment can now easily be setup using Oomph (see Vex/CommitterResources).
  • Find the full list of fixed bugs for this milestone here.

1.1.0 M3 (2013-10-02)

  • For users of Juno there is separate version of Vex, but be aware that 1.1.0 will be the last version of Vex which supports Juno.
  • Starting this milestone we switched to our own HIPP instance of Hudson. If you use the latest-gratest-update-site, please update your link.
  • The icons in the document outline were polished.


  • Support for processing instructions was added. (bug 251955)
  • The styling of processing instructions and comments can be controled using CSS and special element names:
    • vex|processing-instruction for processing instructions
    • vex|comment for comments
  • Find the full list of fixed bugs for this milestone here.

1.1.0 M2 (2013-09-03)

  • Vex is now based on Eclipse Kepler.
  • The document outline got a major facelift: it shows icons for the differend kind of nodes, inline elements and the textual content can be included in the outline.

VexOutlineFull.png VexOutlineNoInline.png VexOutlineNoInlineNoText.png

  • Plenty of bugs were fixed, especially regarding the support of Docbook (see the full list)
  • Please note that this version of Vex requires JAVA 6 and Eclipse 4.3 - Kepler to be successfully installed.

1.1.0 M1 (2013-01-29)

  • Vex now has full support for XML comments at every possible position they can have in a document. (bug 257806)

Bug257806 outer comments.png

  • A major cleanup of the DOM has been done. This was the main step to get a public API for the DOM. The new structure of the DOM is described in detail in our new Architecture Guide.
  • The user manual got a little face lift and a first video tutorial has been created.
  • Some minor bugs were fixed (see the full list)

1.0.0 M9 (2012-05-29)

  • Vex supports editing of XML comments within the root element (full support for comments still to be done). bug 257806

Bug257806 inner comments.png

  • The indentation and line breaking rules can be configured in the preferences dialog. bug 367925

Bug367925 preferences.png

  • Some small bugs were fixed.

1.0.0 M8 (2012-01-04)

  • Vex now uses the new namespace org.eclipse.vex. Unfortunately this will break all existing Vex plug-in projects which reference org.eclipse.wst.xml.vex. Those can be fixed with a simple search and replace of the namespace in the vex-plugin.xml file. You also have to fix the namespace of the Vex project nature in the .project file.
  • XML Schema is now supported to define the structure of documents. bug 250838
  • The namespace declarations can be edited for each element in a document. Go to Document > Edit Namespaces...

Bug253753 vex edit namespaces.png

  • A new plug-in (org.eclipse.vex.projectplan) provides a configuration for the Eclipse project plan schema, which is our reference for document types that use multiple schemas. bug 366469

Bug366469 vex projectplan.png

  • The sort order in the insert element popup was tweaked: the elements which start with the given search term now appear before the elements which only contain the search term. bug 362475

Bug362475 vex sort insert element popup.png

1.0.0 M7 (2011-05-03)

1.0.0 M6 (2011-03-15)

  • The multi-page editor was deactivated since it is definitely not ready for use and we do not have the capacity at the moment to maintain it.
  • The EMF content model was replaced with a hand-crafted content model.

1.0.0 M4 (2010-12-13)

  • Documentation of the supported CSS subset in the user manual
  • Evaluate the CSS properties width and height to scale images bug 329639
  • Use the WTP XML catalog to resolve document types bug 331462
  • Support for XHTML 1.0 Strict bug 331615

Bug331615 vex xhtml support.jpg

1.0.0 M3 (2010-11-08)

Bug298912 vex image support.jpg

  • Configuration is not serialized anymore bug 324927


and a lot other small changes

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