> I don't think FOP should step up to a minimum of 1.4. Just last week
> user was saying on the user mailing list that needed FOP to run on
You have valid concerns, I will revisit exactly what parts of PDFBox
require 1.4. I suspect it is only small sections and potentially
sections not required for FOP functionality. For example, converting a
PDF to an image requires 1.4, but that is not functionality that would
be used by FOP. It should not be too difficult to isolate these
My only other comment(and I am just ranting) on this issue is that
staying compatible with 1.3 requires effort, which diverts effort from
added features or fixing bugs. Staying on the bleeding edge also takes
a lot of effort, but 1.4 has been around for over 4 years, we need to
cutover at some point.
> As Jeremias already mentioned FORay Font is a standalone Font library
> that has evolved from FOP 0.20.5.
I just joined the foray developer list and hope to start helping. I
don't fully understand how the Foray font package is changing to
support FOP, but that is off topic so I'll start a new discussion
thread on that list.