DocBook Authoring and Publishing Suite

New DAPS 3.1

Publish DocBook & AsciiDoc as HTML, PDF, EPUB


DAPS helps you author and publish documentation written in DocBook XML and AsciiDoc. DAPS handles everything from short articles by a single author to large documentation projects by many authors. It is a command-line tool and works on Linux.


2021-06-10: DAPS 3.2

DAPS 3.2 has been released! It includes a script for better validating DocBook tables, compatibility with xmlformat 1.9, and bug fixes. It removes several old, unused features (`online-docs`, `html --jsp`, and SVN property reading for `html --meta`). Release Information.

2021-05-11: DAPS 3.1

DAPS 3.1 has been released! It includes much improved AsciiDoc support, extended validation options, and support for DITAA images. Release Information.

2018-11-08: DAPS 3.0

DAPS 3.0 has been released. In addition to DocBook, it also supports AsciiDoc! Release Information.


Great for large documentation projects

DocBook is ideal when it comes to publishing large documentation projects in different formats. DocBook provides a language (DocBook XML) and a set of stylesheets to translate this language into different output formats such as HTML, PDF, and EPUB.

Easy-to-use toolchain

Transforming DocBook sources to output formats such as PDF requires several steps such as validating, selecting appropriate conditional text (profiling), converting images, and generating intermediary files. DAPS automates these steps for you.

Many output formats

DAPS lets you create HTML, PDF, EPUB, man pages, and other formats with a single command. It does everything to get from your document sources and images to the selected output format.

Authoring support

DAPS supports you by providing a validator, link checker, spellchecker, and editor macros.

Translate documents

You can easily create profiled source archives for translation or review.

All open-source

DAPS is dual-licensed under GPL 2.0 and GPL 3.0.

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