Two concerns on making this change in our production
1.) We do not have plans anytime soon for making a new release of maintenance--so, if I made the change, the new pdftranscoder.jar could be based only on a nightly build--is that OK with you?
I think that would be fine.
2.) I checked out xml-batik and ran "ant dist-zip"--it created many jar files, but no single batik.jar file that FOP currently relies on:
How do I obtain a single batik.jar for me to compile the changed application against? What does an official batik.jar include?
I don't know for certain but I suspect that this is all the classes from the source tree and files from the resource tree in batik (you could trim a little - get rid of interactive stuff but it would be small).
Currently we always distribute the 'many' jar files we provide a convenience batik.jar that just references all the other jar files.
The simplest way to get the jar would be to clean the compile tree. Run 'build compile' then jar classes and 'resources'.