IIRC, Chris arged that it was hard to upgrade JVM on certain Unix environments. I didn't found the discussion, but probably was on this list, 2 or 3 monthes ago.
That said, you bring some new arguments that have to be taken into account. IMHO, that means that we should provide 2 FOP versions: - fop 1.x, keeping 1.5 Java support, - new fop 2.x, with 1.6 (or earlier?) Java support Note that today we provide 2 FOP versions (current -- 1.1, and previous -- 1.0) I think there is no reason to keep both current and previous version materials on the website. But this will make sense if we have to provide wider range platform support. (thought a little out of topic here...) 2014-06-18 15:20 GMT+02:00 Simon Steiner <simonsteiner1...@gmail.com>: > Hi, > > > > As part of the work on merging fonts in PDFs: > > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FOP-2302 > > > > I am using PDFBox 2.0 instead of 1.8 since that version has switched from > AWT to its own fontfile parser/renderer to give better support for different > fonts. > > > > This version requires Java 6 but FOP is currently supporting Java 5, does > Java 5 still need to be supported? > > > > Thanks > > -- pascal