should FOP require JDK1.2.x?

David Brownell david-b at
Mon Sep 20 06:00:29 BST 1999

James Tauber wrote:
> 3. Java 2D / Printing. I'd like Fop to be able to print and display on
> screen directly without PDF as well as with and Java 2D / Printing would be
> the obvious way to do this. The modular nature of Fop would enable me to
> perhaps distribute a separate 1.2 application to do this and leave the core
> as 1.1

I certainly like the idea of direct Java2D output!

> Incidently, from 0.10.0 I've been compiling with a 1.2.2 compiler but only
> using 1.1 libraries. Does anyone know if this will still cause problems for
> people using 1.1. (ie should I go back to using a 1.1 compiler).

I'd encourage using the 1.2 compiler; there were some code generation bugs
with the 1.1 compiler that cause problems in various cases you really don't
want to have to debug.

- Dave

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