The speedata Publisher is a full featured and mature database publishing software. It generates PDF files from XML data and XML layout instructions. It is used to make product catalogs and other documents with high demands on the layout.
Its built-in layout description language allows you to create almost arbitrary layouts, while keeping the job as simple as possible.
Think of it as »XSL-FO on steroids« or »server side InDesign«.
Can I use this in production?
Yes. Absolutely. We release stable (long term support) versions once in a while which are heavily tested in commercial environments and we release development versions often. Note that these development are still safe to use, they just might contain some experimental new features.
This project heavily depends on business and user funding. Every bug report is welcome and every feature request is carefully considered. But without time to spend, this is very hard for me to work on. I might add the “needs funding” label on a bug report or feature request once in a while if I think that I can't implement this while doing other things.
Next features I am working on are “Print CSS” support and i18n (typesetting Arabic and other non-trivial writing scripts), so please help to speed up development.
Just get one of the ready-to-run packages from https://download.speedata.de/ and follow the directions inside the ZIP file (=just extract and set the PATH variable). See the installation instructions in the manual.
Our documentation is available online: https://doc.speedata.de/ and included in the distribution (
Please use the github bug tracker for reporting bugs or write an email. See below for contact details.
License / Contributing
The license is AGPLv3, see the file COPYING in the root directory.
Contact / Support
We offer commercial support for the speedata Publisher. You can find the contact information on the webpage.