The latest Saxon products can be downloaded from the download page. For older releases see Earlier releases below.
Details of all bugs can be found on the Saxonica community site. Bug reports and support requests can also be submitted there (clients who prefer not to do this in public are provided with a Saxonica email address to use instead).
To receive notification of new major and minor releases, please subscribe to the atom feed of the Announcements blog. This is used only for routine announcements of new software releases.
Details of changes in major software releases are included in the Change history section of the documentation.
For release notes specific to the SaxonC products, see SaxonC release notes.
On the Java platform, the software is issued as a ZIP file which you can unzip into any suitable directory. The resulting
folders will contain executable commands (
com.saxonica.Validate) which you can use directly, as described in the
Getting started section of the documentation; as well as JAR files which you
can place on the classpath of your Java application.
On the .NET platform, the software is issued as an executable installation script which you should execute; it will prompt you for all required information.
For information on installing the SaxonC products for the C/C++, PHP, and Python programming languages see the Getting started section of the SaxonC documentation.
The software needs to be activated with a license key. You can apply for a free 30-day evaluation license, or you can purchase a license. The license key is delivered by email, and comes with its own installation instructions.
In the event of any problems, please contact
Because some third-party applications have dependencies on older Saxon releases, the most recent maintenance release for each of the last few major versions remains available for download: see the download links below for the commercial products Saxon-PE and Saxon-EE on Java and .NET. These releases will work with newly issued license keys. Please note that Saxonica will only produce bug fixes for these earlier releases in exceptional circumstances.
Older releases of the open source product Saxon-HE can be downloaded from Maven, or GitHub: currently Saxon 10 releases can be downloaded from the Saxon-HE GitHub repository, while earlier versions are available from the Saxon-Archive GitHub repository. (Note that from January 2023, new maintenance releases are no longer available on SourceForge.)
For details of the main features introduced in earlier versions of the Saxon software, see the Change history section of the Saxon documentation. For other release information see Older releases.
16 February 2023
22 October 2020
6 November 2018
5 December 2017
2 December 2016
15 April 2015
27 June 2013
17 Nov 2011
8 Oct 2010