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Thanx for all your contributions!
Published on September 23, 2021 by Ralf Müller

I hope this message finds you well in these strange times. Corona has taken its toll and slowed my own development efforts down.

But today is a special day. I've just released docToolchain 2.0:  Release v2.0.0 ( 

All of your contributions - money and code - helped that docToolchain turned from a collection of scripts into a community project, driven by all of you!

When I started the project, I didn't dream of getting 59 code contributors on github and I am quite happy how docToolchain evolved over the past.

docToolchain is now mentioned in Talks and books, even on international conferences, and it is used by major companies to create technical documentation.

What's new?

In the past, people got the impression that docToolchain might be a tool for Java Developers who use Gradle as build tool. While both technologies are great, docToolchain now hides those tech decisions from the users. 

When you use docToolchain 2.0, your repository will only contain a small wrapper and configuration file besides your documentation. Not all the clutter needed to transform the documentation.
So there is no need to ask "can I also use maven?". And even those who prefere Markdown over AsciiDoc can use it now with docToolchain. Plans are even to support reStructuredText in addition.

I tried to fix any known bug during the last weeks, but I am sure that there are still many for you to find. And the docs need also a good update.
So, feel free to submit your feedback or even create a tutorial for your prefered feature.

Once again, thank you for your ongoing support and spread your love for docToolchain!