Open Source

Contributing to the Toolkit via GitHub

November 20, 2014

Now that the DITA Open Toolkit is hosted on GitHub, it’s easier than ever to contribute changes to the DITA-OT source code or the documentation.

DITA-OT Documentation Repository

November 19, 2014

At DITA Europe in Munich, the DITA Open Toolkit contributors split the toolkit documentation into a dedicated repository to make it easier to contribute.

DITA for WordPress

December 12, 2008

Claude Vedovini has released a set of plugins for the DITA Open Toolkit and WordPress that allow you to publish DITA content to a WordPress site.

Moving (renaming) Files in CVS

September 5, 2008

Once of the main complaints about the CVS version control system is that it’s difficult to move or rename files as your project structure changes.

Upgrading WordPress via Subversion

August 6, 2008

David Peralty has a nice tutorial on using Subversion to keep WordPress current by checking out the latest code directly from the Automattic repository.

DITA-OT 1.4.1 Released

December 3, 2007

DITA Open Toolkit 1.4.1 includes bugfixes and minor enhancements to provide greater control over the output directory and improve error reporting.

Aptana Studio 1.0 Released

October 30, 2007

The open source Web development environment formerly known as the Aptana IDE has been re-christened as “Aptana Studio” and released as Version 1.0.

Aptana Milestone 9 Released

August 28, 2007

A new version of Aptana updates PHP support with Code Assist on PHP functions and parameters, improved PHP syntax colorization, and a PHP outliner.

SCPlugin — Subversion Client for Mac

August 28, 2007

There’s now a Mac equivalent for TortoiseSVN: SCPlugin is a free, open-source utility that displays the status of your version-controlled files in the Finder.

DITA Open Toolkit 1.4

August 15, 2007

Version 1.4 of the DITA Open Toolkit is now available, including support for new DITA 1.1 elements such as bookmaps, index-see and index-see-also entries.

OASIS Approves DITA 1.1

August 15, 2007

The DITA Technical Committee at OASIS, the international open standards consortium, has announced the approval of DITA version 1.1 as an OASIS Standard.

EasyEclipse 1.3

July 14, 2007

For those who find Eclipse a bit intimidating to install, configure and maintain (or just appreciate a simpler approach), there’s now an easier way.

New Aptana Build + iPhone Plugin

June 29, 2007

A new version of the Aptana IDE is available with a new colorization engine, Eclipse Monkey support and “tons of enhancements”.

Tiling Editors in Eclipse

June 14, 2007

While test-driving Aptana recently, I found the absence of a Tile command for editor tabs absolutely vexing!

Aptana — The Web IDE

June 11, 2007

Aptana is a new open-source web development IDE for building, editing, previewing and debugging HTML, CSS and JavaScript websites.