CollateX is open source software and made available for download in source as well as binary form.

Binary Distributions

For usage instructions, please refer to the documentation. Please also note the license terms under which CollateX is made available.


CollateX is written for the Java platform which is available for all major operating systems. You need the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 8 or higher.

1. Core

For embedding CollateX into your JVM-based application, please use Maven Central:


2. Tools

For using CollateX as a standalone tool, please download the following Java Archive and execute it on the command line:

java -jar collatex-tools-1.7.1.jar -h

Depending on how you would like to use CollateX, you can opt for two ways to download it:

  1. Should you target the Java Virtual Machine as your runtime environment and would like to embed CollateX in your application, we provide Apache-Maven-compatible artifacts of CollateX' core for download.
  2. Should you be in need for a collation component that integrates with your software system independent of its runtime and development environment, we offer a tool suite comprised of a command-line tool and a self-contained RESTful web service. So whether your project is web-based or runs in your local environment, whether you write in Ruby, Python, PHP, JavaScript or some other language: This is probably the option to get started on.

Source Code

We do not prepare source code bundles for download. Development of CollateX takes place on GitHub where you can find the latest version of CollateX' source as well as earlier versions.


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