How should vendors pass through the procedure to be "formally endorsed"
On behalf of Syntext team,
On Mon, 6 Dec 2004, Lou Burnard wrote:
> According to http://www.syntext.com/products/serna/order.htm there is an
> academic licensing deal of $45 for a cross platform licence.
> Please note that the TEI list is not the place to ask for this
> information! Not because you won't get answers, but because they will
> probably be a lot less reliable than what you would get from the developers.
> Also please note that the TEI has not formally evaluated this or any
> other software which comes bundled with TEI dtds, and therefore does not
> formally endorse this or any other such product. But by jingo, we
> certainly are pleased to see that there's more than one for you to
> choose from!
> Tom Malcolmson wrote:
> > I took a very quick look around your site to try to figure out a couple
> > things before I bother with the trial:
> > - The price? Even roughly. And are there academic prices? I'm in Canada.
> > - Is it Java? Java apps are a bit slow on some of my computers (I'm on
> > Windows 2K & XP). Hey, it appears that maybe it's a Qt app? I've heard
> > that Qt produces fast and native cross-platform apps, though I haven't
> > (knowingly) used any myself. Is it a Qt app?
> > Thanks,
> > Tom.
> > Syntext Team wrote:
> >>Greetings, TEI community!
> >>You might be aware that Syntext Serna, the XSL-on-the-fly
> >>rendering XML editor also supports TEI.
> >>We have just released Serna V2.1 beta with two major usability
> >>enhancement features:
> >>- Custom Content Insertion Commands.
> >> The ability to create commands/buttons that insert content produced
> >> from customizable and context-sensitive templates. For example,
> >> insert "hi", "p", and, depending on the current cursor
> >> position, "list" or "item".
> >>- XSLT Stylesheet Parameter Sets.
> >> The ability to change values of top-level stylesheet parameters and
> >> to switch between parameter sets while editing the document (for
> >> example, changing font sizes or switching draft mode on and off).
> >>We are kindly asking you to download Serna trial, and let us know what
> >>other most frequently used content insertion buttons (e.g. "hi", "p",
> >>"list", etc.), and predefined XSLT parameter sets (for example,
> >>"default" and "clean") we should add to the distribution.
> >>For more details see:
> >>Fully-functional free trial is available at:
> >>Please e-mail comments and suggestions for improvements to
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> >>-- Syntext team
> >>Syntext Serna Highlights:
> >>With Serna, general users and professional authors alike can create and
> >>maintain complex XML documents. With minimal training, most people will
> >>find it as easy to use as a conventional word processor.
> >> * Designed for use with complex industrial DTD/Schemas like
> >> DocBook, TEI, and DITA
> >> * On-the-fly XSL-driven XML rendering and transformation
> >> (using XSLT and XSL-FO subsets)
> >> * On-the-fly document validation against XML Schemas
> >> * XML catalog support
> >> * Large document support
> >> * Fully customizable GUI
> >> * Table support (XSL FO, CALS)
> >> * Multilingual (UNICODE) support
> >> * Spell checking
> >> * Available for Microsoft Windows(TM), Linux, Mac OS X.