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From Andreas Lehmkuehler <andr...@lehmi.de>
Subject Re: Non-released Dependencies
Date Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:29:58 GMT
Am 26.07.2014 15:53, schrieb Andreas Lehmkuehler:
> Am 25.07.2014 16:26, schrieb Greg Stein:
>> I believe you have two options: fork their code into your project, and do
>> some appropriate subpackage renaming to clarify it is distinct. Or,
>> ideally, you join *their* community and help them cut a release, and then
>> base your code on that.
> Just to clarify. We are talking about FontBox which is part of the PDFBox
> project. We don't have any difficulties to release a new version. We are working
> on a new major release containing a lot of new stuff and refactorings. Some of
> them are within FontBox but most are within the core component itself. We are
> planning to cut a release in the late summer but we can't guarantee that as
> there are still a lot of things to do. Any help is welcome, but most of the
> stuff isn't about FontBox anymore but the PDF spec and java rendering stuff.
> Saying that, I'm afraid the FOP guys have to fork FontBox if they are in a hurry.
There is maybe another alternative. Maybe it's possible to backport those needed 
features from the 2.0-SNAPSHOT to the 1.8-branch? But I guess that's something 
we should discuss on dev@pdfbox.

>> Cheers,
>> -g
> BR
> Andreas Lehmkühler, PDFBox Chair

Andreas Lehmkühler

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