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Open Source Development

The development of Docmenta started in 2011 driven by the experience with existing documentation systems. The goal was to have an easy to use but flexible single source publishing system, putting together available Open Source components such as Apache FOP and TinyMCE.

In 2013 the source code has been released as Open Source, and is now hosted on The improvements that will be focused on in 2018 are:

  • Improve source code documentation.
  • Extend plug-in API.
  • Integrate CKEditor
  • Improve user interface (upgrade to new version of the ZK framework)

If you think about supporting the project or have ideas for partnership or improvement of the software, please get in contact. Furthermore you can support / speed-up the implementation of functionality by donating!

Release Roadmap

Following new functionalities are planned for the upcoming releases of Docmenta:

  • Version 2.x
    • Add CKEditor for content editing
    • Support splitting/merging of content nodes
    • Custom node types
    • Additional output formats
    • Extend Plug-in API
    • Add Open Source SVG editor as plug-in component
    • Improve Image gallery and file-folder view
    • Improve CSS editor
    • Support newer version of the DocBook stylesheets (remove Docmenta-adaptions)

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