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  • Note: JAVA_HOME system variable should point to a Java distribution with a minimum version of 1.8.
    • Unzip the downloaded archive.
    • Move the extracted oxygen-publishing-engine folder to a location of your choice.
    • Open a Command Prompt/Terminal window and change directory to the oxygen-publishing-engine folder.
    • Publish using the oxygen-publishing-engine/bin/dita command.
  • Note: To use it from Oxygen XML Editor/Author, go to Options->Preferences->DITA, set the "DITA Open Toolkit" option to 'Custom' and enter the full path of the oxygen-publishing-engine directory. This will ensure that all DITA transformations initiated from Oxygen will use this engine.


  • Simply delete the unzipped folder, oxygen-publishing-engine.


  • Minimum hardware configuration is Intel/AMD CPU class system with 1GB of RAM and 300 MB free disk space.
  • Recommended hardware configuration is dual core CPU with 4 GB of RAM and 1 GB free disk space.
  • Java SE 8 from Oracle (available at Oxygen may work very well with JVM implementations from other vendors but if there are incompatibilities then they will not be fixed in future Oxygen releases. Oxygen does not work with the GNU libgcj Java virtual machine.