DITA-OT 1.4.2 Release

DITA Open Toolkit version 1.4.2

DITA-OT 1.4.2 was released April 30, 2008. Version 1.4.2 is a maintenance release which includes primarily bug fixes, along with a few small patches and enhancements.

An earlier Milestone build of DITA-OT 1.4.2 was released on March 20, 2008.

The 1.4.2 release was followed by a release; release notes for that are available here: DITA-OT Release

Release Notes

Release 1.4.2 comes in three versions:

  1. The "Minimal" package contains only the core processing code.
  2. The "Standard" package contains the core processing code, plus demos, documentation, and samples.
  3. The "Full easy install" package contains the standard package plus external libraries useful for many toolkit processes (such as Xalan and ANT), plus a batch file to setup a local environment. In DITA-OT 1.4.1 this was known as the full version; in release 1.5 this package will complete the transition to the name "easy install".

In previous releases the "Full easy install" package was known as the Full package; with release 1.5 we expect to transition to the name "Easy install" for this package. More information on packaging is available at DITA-OT Packages.

The following updates are available in DITA-OT 1.4.2:


Bug fixes: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=132728&atid=725074

  1. 1911285 files.txt is not up-to-date
  2. 1906954 Constants.ANT_INVOKER_EXT_PARAM_OUTPUTDIR resulted in null ...
  3. 1903830 Error when collection-type=sequence in map
  4. 1903626 Topicref to Glossentry With Topicmeta Throws Null Pointer
  5. 1900907 Documentation of generateouter command-line param is incorrect
  6. 1900427 TIFF file format not a supported type
  7. 1898810 Problem running ant with DITA-OT in path with Latin char
  8. 1897358 Compiling CHM's in sequence results in errant index entries
  9. 1894561 wordrtf not correctly handling p inside li
  10. 1893234 Java TopicMerge removes processing instruction
  11. 1868423 Null pointer exception when a PI is at the end of the file
  12. 1857405 chunk processing fails when no section element
  13. 1855047 startup.sh fails under OS X
  14. 1849346 FO file generated from DITA MAP not valid
  15. 1843652 Image referenced in map is not found, topicmerge breaks
  16. 1843583 Extra bullet in TOC for topicref with no href or navtitle
  17. 1839765 index-sort-as not used, content appears in index
  18. 1945824 Index-see works for "ru-ru" but not for "ru"
  19. 1944245 Null pointer error with complex filename
  20. 1923519 Conrefs in nested, conreffed topics don't work
  21. 1908306 Index entry for external resource is ignored
  22. 1908293 HTML Help index contains extra anchor
  23. 1900916 Pointer to CSS is Incorrect in index.html
  24. 1898451 HTML titles should be space-normalized for CHM consumption
  25. 1898228 Table desc not being processed
  26. 1897551 maplink is unawareof chunk to-content
  27. 1893461 map file href handling
  28. 1889918 Index link goes with wrong entry
  29. 1883907 IndexTermReader class doesn't handle specialized titles
  30. 1873401 XHTML: colsep in last column when @frame=none
  31. 1872434 _merge.xml missing metadata
  32. 1868047 htmlhelp path in demo ant script is fixed
  33. 1864247 PIs missing from ditamaps in temp dir
  34. 1857282 path to css output is not correct
  35. 1848355 gen-list wants class on <foreign> descendants
  36. 1843693 Bad XREF syntax gives confusing message about unique_193
  37. 1841175 Need to clean up doc/ directory (remove invalid items)
  38. 1832800 Empty end-range indexterm causes eclipse error
  39. 1606387 Shortdesc & Abstract formatting is incorrect for XHTML

Patches: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=132728&atid=725076

  1. 1930220 Simplify flag templates
  2. 1876118 Add plug-in support for string resource-files
  3. 1818318 Path to HTML Help compiler on x64 Windows

Enhancements: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=132728&atid=725077

  1. 1855523 Pass dost.class.path to XSLT tasks
  2. 1827322 Let plugins add their own template files
  3. 1825843 Let plugins add dependencies to Ant targets
  4. 1824466 Subclass ImportAction
  5. 1782256 Let plugins not have to choose to go in "demo" or "plugins"
  6. 1859421 Add plug-in support for string resource-files
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