As QuarkXPress 6.0 begins to ship, publishing professionals can also look forward to OS X XTensions.

Easypress Technologies has announced plans to ship Atomik Roundtrip for XPress 6.0 for OS X "within 21 days". Atomik Roundtrip is a leading XTension solution for publishing XML from XPress. It lets publishers fully harness XML by providing full bi-directional XML support.

Easypress Technologies marketing director Gavin Drake said: "As a frontline XTensions developer for QuarkXPress it's critical we continue to support the platforms and applications that our customers require."

Quark vice president of product management Jürgen Kurz said: "XTensions software has always been a key part of our QuarkXPress strategy, enabling customers to customize QuarkXPress to meet their specific needs and workflows."

The XPress 6.0 version of Roundtrip is free to existing customers. A single-user Roundtrip license costs £3,495, while a five-user license costs £9,950. Further bulk discounts are available. Future Atomik Roundtrip products will ship with versions for XPress 4, 5 and 6 on the same CD. The solution will be demonstrated during a series of forthcoming joint Apple and Quark roadshows across Europe over the next three months.

A demo version of the XTension is available for download.