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From Ilija Pavlic <ilija.pav...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Compatible PDFBox Version with java version "1.4.2_10"
Date Sun, 12 Feb 2012 20:58:04 GMT
There are pros and cons to keeping backward compatibility and bickering on mailing lists will
not make one position a clear winner. Please don't make this a personal issue if only for
the sake of other mailing list users.


12. 2. 2012., u 20:42, "Mica Cooper" <mica.cooper@aisus.com> napisao:

> Well Ken,
> I can tell you we have Java code in production from 1999. Unfortunately,
> many projects have fallen to the C++(itus) which currently makes Java so
> complicated that new programmers are learning .NET first now and makes it
> difficult to move very large codebases forward. 
> I greatly appreciate the efforts of Andreas and other volunteers, and I have
> contributed code to other projects myself. You are obviously quick to judge
> and ASSume motivation to others.
> Java 1.4 is not ancient...COBOL is ancient but programs written in the
> 1960's are still running today. Developers of only a few year's experience
> often fail to look at the longer picture.
> MC
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ken Bowen [mailto:ken@form-runner.com] 
> Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2012 1:28 PM
> To: users@pdfbox.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Compatible PDFBox Version with java version "1.4.2_10"
> MC,
> As a developer, I for one am quite grateful to the /VOLUNTEER/ staff which
> develops PDFBox and other open-source products.  Perhaps you can tell us all
> whether you have contributed $$ or development time to help the project.
> You can't be much of a developer if you believe it is easy to maintain
> backward compatibility with ancient programing languages or operating
> systems.  
> --Ken Bowen
> On Feb 12, 2012, at 10:38 AM, Mica Cooper wrote:
>> Srinivas,
>> We are using the older PDFBox 0.7.3 1.4 JDK version from Sourceforge 
>> and have no issues for a number of years. Yes, it does not include a 
>> number of newer features, fixes, etc but it is stable for basic use.
>> Unfortunately, PDFBox has fallen into the Microsoft-dev thinking trap 
>> of not being backward compatible like so many Java libraries.
>> MC
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Andreas Lehmkuehler [mailto:andreas@lehmi.de]
>> Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2012 9:29 AM
>> To: users@pdfbox.apache.org
>> Subject: Re: Compatible PDFBox Version with java version "1.4.2_10"
>> Hi,
>> Am 10.02.2012 11:49, schrieb Seema, Srinivas:
>>> Hi,
>>> I want to use PDFBox ,to convert PDF pages as images.
>>> Please Suggest the Compatible PDFBox Version for java 1.4.2_10 along 
>>> with download link of that version.
>> Starting with version 1.0.0 PDFBox relies on Java5. There is a very 
>> old incubation release which is compatible with Java 1.4, but I can't 
>> recommend to use that one. You really should update your java runtime.
>>> Thanks&  Regards,
>>> Srinivas
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