DocBook Framework for OS/2

Release date: 
Monday, 10 October, 2005



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DocBook Framework for OS/2 is a bundle of programs and libraries allowing you to manipulate DocBook source files and convert them to various output formats. The framework itself does not bring any new software to you, it just groups free software downloaded from different places and provides Rexx scripts to configure and launch the software in the right way.
DocBook is a XML-based platform-independent format for books, articles, technical documentation, FAQ, slides, etc. Once you write your stuff in DocBook, you can convert it to a number of output formats, including:

  • HTML
  • HTML Help for Windows
  • Java Help
  • Eclipse Help
  • UNIX Manual Pages
  • Formatting Objects, an intermediate format between DocBook and various
  • paged-media formats
  • PCL
  • PDF
  • PostScript
  • RTF
  • SVG
  • plain text
  • WML (Wordprocessing Markup Language)

The main advantages of using DocBook are the following:

  • DocBook is a platform-independent format. You can can edit, read and convert   the same file on any platform. You can even change the platform right in the   middle of editing your file, the first part can be written on Windows, the   second one on OS/2.
  • DocBook is XML. This means that you can use all standard tools that manipulate XML data, such as parsers, checkers, and converters.
  • DocBook is an open format. This guarantees that you will be able to read and manipulate your today-written article in the future.
  • Many output formats available. Being a XML format, DocBook itself is not intended to be read directly by humans. Instead, many output formats can be generated from DocBook, including popular formats such as PDF, HTML and RTF.


This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Self-installing WarpIN package. See below for download link(s). Rexx and Java required.

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

DocBook Framework for OS/2 v. 1.0.0 (10/10/2005, Jaroslav Kačer) Readme/What's new
1.0.0 - 2005-10-10 - Initial release  local copy
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