Distribution packages

DITA-OT is available in three binary packages. Source code is available as a Git repository and ZIP downloads.

Minimal package (DITA-OT1.6_minimal_bin.zip or DITA-OT1.6_minimal_bin.tar.gz)

This package is primarily for use by vendors that embed the toolkit within their products. It contains all of the core processing code: CSS and XSLT, Ant build scripts, Java code (dost.jar), resource files, DTDs and Schemas. Users will need to have their own version of Ant and other libraries, and will need to set up environment variables for each library. The only external files inside the minimal package are the OASIS DTDs and Schemas, along with the following open source libraries:

Standard package (DITA-OT1.6_bin.zip or DITA-OT1.6_bin.tar.gz)

This package contains everything in the minimal package, plus documentation, existing demo code (such as legacy support for the old bookmap), sample Ant scripts, and sample DITA files. This package is appropriate for those who want the core toolkit function, demos, and samples, but already have local installed copies of Ant and other required tools. The standard package includes only the following open source libraries:

Full Easy Install package (DITA-OT1.6_full_easy_install_bin.zip or DITA-OT1.6_full_easy_install_bin.tar.gz)

This package contains everything in the Standard package, plus common Apache tools used for builds so that you do not need to set them up separately; the only core tool that is missing is Java. This package also contains a batch file to set up a build environment using those tools. This package is appropriate for novice users, those testing the toolkit, or those who do not want to maintain local copies of other Apache tools. The following external libraries are included in version 1.6 of this package: