Antora 2.0 has Shipped!

We’re so excited to announce the release of Antora 2.0. This release streamlines the installation process, improves platform and library compatibility, provides a simpler and pluggable authentication mechanism for private repositories, and delivers the latest Asciidoctor capabilities. You can read all about these changes on the (freshly minted) What’s New page in the Antora documentation.

Thank You!

We want to say Thank You! to all of the folks who’ve helped us make Antora what it is today.

Thank you, Guillaume! Guillaume Grossetie is the lead of Asciidoctor.js. His dedicated development, testing, and management of the Asciidoctor.js project ensures that Antora can reliably deliver the latest Asciidoctor features. He’s also provided us with valuable feedback during the development of several features in Antora.

Thank you, William! William Hilton is the creator and lead of isomorphic-git, a git client written purely in JavaScript. isomorphic-git helped us leave the woes of nodegit behind starting with Antora 2.0. Without isomorphic-git, Antora 2.0 wouldn’t be nearly as portable or versatile as it is today.

Thank you to the incredible Docs Teams at Couchbase and MuleSoft! You’ve shared your daily experiences using Antora across a wealth of organizational and infrastructure situations. Your feedback has been integral to Antora’s development and to helping us stay focused on the real and critical needs of technical documentation teams.

Last, but definitely not least.

Thank you to the Antora Community! Your participation—​from raising ideas and improvements in the chat channel or issue tracker to submitting documentation or code contributions—​are why we love open source. Thank you for your thoughtful discussions, time, energy, support, and keeping us company late at night (or very early in the morning) while we wait for a build to finish.

Looking to 2019

This release also coincided with a number of project-level testing and CI/CD improvements. We expanded our test coverage, made our builds more intelligent so certain tests only run when a branch meets specific criteria, and automated the release of an Antora Docker container to sync with each Antora release. All of these changes lay the foundation for the major features and initiatives we have planned for Antora in 2019. But that’s a subject for another post.

We achieved so much more than we expected in 2018 and had the privilege to do it with a great group of people. We can’t wait to see what exciting opportunities the new year will bring.