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DocBook Authoring and Publishing Suite (DAPS) 2.0 Released

June 23rd, 2015 by

After more than two years of development, 15 pre-releases and more than 2000 commits we proudly present release 2.0 of the DocBook Authoring and Publishing Suite, in short DAPS 2.0.

DAPS lets you publish your DocBook 4 or Docbook 5 XML sources in various output formats such as HTML, PDF, ePUB, man pages or ASCII with a single command. It is perfectly suited for large documentation projects by providing profiling support and packaging tools. DAPS supports authors by providing linkchecker, validator, spellchecker, and editor macros. DAPS exclusively runs on Linux.

Download & Installation

For download and installation instructions refer to https://github.com/openSUSE/daps/blob/master/INSTALL.adoc
Highlights of the DAPS 2.0 release include:

  • fully supports DocBook 5 (production ready)
  • daps_autobuild for automatically building and releasing books from different sources
  • support for EPUB 3 and Amazon .mobi format
  • default HTML output is XHTML, also supports HTML5
  • now supports XSLT processor saxon6 (in addition to xsltproc)
  • improved “scriptability”
  • properly handles CSS, JavaScript and images for HTML and EPUB builds (via a “static/” directory in the respective stylesheet folder)
  • added support for JPG images
  • supports all DocBook profiling attributes
  • improved performance by only loading makefiles that are needed for the given subcommand
  • added a comprehensive test suite to ensure better code quality when releasing
  • tested on Debian Wheezy, Fedora 20/21 openSUSE 13.x, SLE 12, and Ubuntu 14.10.

Please note that this DAPS release does not support webhelp. It is planned to re-add webhelp support with DAPS 2.1.

For a complete Changelog refer to https://github.com/openSUSE/daps/blob/master/ChangeLog


If you have got questions regarding DAPS, please use the discussion forum at https://sourceforge.net/p/daps/discussion/General/. We will do our best to help.

Bug Reports

To report bugs or file enhancement issues, use the issue Tracker at https://github.com/openSUSE/daps/issues.

The DAPS Project

DAPS is developed by the SUSE Linux documentation team and used to generate the product documentation for all SUSE Linux products. However, it is not exclusively tailored for SUSE documentation, but supports every documentation written in DocBook.
DAPS has been tested on Debian Wheezy, Fedora 20/21 openSUSE 13.x, SLE 12, and Ubuntu 14.10.

The DAPS project moved from SourceForge to GitHub and is now available at https://opensuse.github.io/daps/.

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