Velocity Engine is distributed as a combined source/binary distribution which contains the Velocity Engine source code, the jar files and all documentation. You only need to download one file.
VelocityTools is distributed as separate source and binary distribution which together contain the VelocityTools source code, the jar files and all documentation. Unless you plan to work with the source code, you only need to download the binary file to get all the jars, example WARs, and documentation.
The download archives are available as .zip archive (for Windows Systems) or .tar.gz archive for Unix and unix-like systems. Please note, that you need GNU tar or a GNU compatible tar program to unpack the archive. Most notably the tar program included with some versions of Sun Solaris cannot unpack the Velocity .tar.gz archive.
Feedback, questions and comments should be sent to the Velocity Users mailing list.
Please visit the Velocity website for more information.
This site contains only the most recent release of the Velocity distribution. Please download older releases from our archive site.
All the files should have been signed using GnuPG. If so, there will be an accompanying file.asc signature file in the same directory as the file (binaries or source). The signing keys can be found in the distribution directory at http://www.apache.org/dist/velocity/KEYS.
Always test available signatures eg.
$ pgpk -a KEYS
$ pgpv velocity-1.4.tar.gz.asc
$ pgp -ka KEYS
$ pgp velocity-1.4.tar.gz.asc
$ gpg --import KEYS
$ gpg --verify velocity-1.4.tar.gz.asc