DocBook V5.0 Committee Draft

Volume 10, Issue 116; 07 Nov 2007; last modified 08 Oct 2010


At today's DocBook Technical Committee meeting, we agreed to publish DocBook V5.0 as a Commitee Draft. The candidate review period is over, we declare victory!

From a process perspective, we'll need to go through a formal public review to get to “Committee Specification”, and a few more hurdles to get to “OASIS Standard”, but I think the technical work is done. (To the extent that work on a successful engineering project is ever “done”; there are certainly still requests for enhancements to be considered…but not for V5.0.)

We agreed to publish the first beta release almost exactly two years ago (planning and experimentation go back even further). I'd like to thank everyone again for all their hard work.

And congratulations!



—Posted by John Cowan on 08 Nov 2007 @ 02:14 UTC #