Jaxe is a free Java XML editor with a configurable GUI, using XML schemas for validation and XSL for exports in HTML or XML. Features;
  • Multi-platform
  • Configurable with an XML schema and a configuration file for the GUI
  • Can be extended with Java plugins
  • Real-time validation
  • XSLT and XSL-FO exports
  • Xpath search
  • Online help based on the XML schema
  • Configuration files for XML schemas, XHTML strict, Docbook, XPAGES, DITA

System requirements
  • Minimum JRE: 1.6.0 Build 22 GA

Jaxe on an eComStation machine with Open JDK

Installing Jaxe
Download jaxe-unix-3.5.tar.gz (39,2Mb). I couldn't make much with the program, so it might be handy to read a thing or two with this page: xml-pinciples.html. Create a folder (directory) "jaxe". Copy the contents of the file "jaxe-unix-3.5.tar.gz" to the subdirectory. That's it for now.

The jaxe.cmd file
With this file the program Jaxe starts. I have made a jaxe.cmd file with the following contents;
@echo off
set path=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin
set BEGINLIBPATH=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin
[drive: jaxe]
cd [drive: jaxe]\jaxe
java -Duser.home=[drive: jaxe]\jaxe -Duser.language=en -Xmx256m -jar lib\Jaxe.jar 2>jaxebugs.txt
I use 2 separate folders (directories), one for Java and one for Jaxe with the files created by this program. The references used in the cmd file;

  • [drive: java] = drive with Java
  • [drive: jaxe] = drive with Jaxe

should be replaced with real drive letters. Edit and save the file "jaxe.cmd" from the distribution. This file is copied to the "jaxe" folder (directory). Furthermore, different paths?, adjust according to your needs. Create a new program object. Specify the path and file name: "[drive: jaxe]\jaxe\jaxe.cmd". In the tabpage Session check the boxes "OS/2 window", "Running as an icon" and "Close Window to end program". In the tabpage General you can enter the name "Jaxe". You find enclosed in the file a suitable OS/2 icon.

Parameters / options explained
  • The "-Xmx256m" indicates the maximum limit of the used memory.
  • The specification "-Duser.language=en" set the program to the English language.
  • The specification "-Duser.home=[drive: jaxe]\jaxe" ensures that Jaxe will save all necessary files in own directory instead of saving them in the home directory.
  • The addition "2>jaxebugs.txt" ensures that errors are saved in the file "jaxebugs.txt". The 2 in "2>" is not a typo!

In the file you can find the above command file (all driveletters are set to C:) and an OS/2 Jaxe icon: jaxe-ecs.zip.

revision July 5, 2015