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README.md

iText is a Java PDF library originally dual licensed under MPL/LGPL

Background

Beginning with version 5.0 the developers have moved to the AGPL to improve their ability to sell commercial licenses. I fully respect the developers' wishes and rights. To assist those desiring to stick with the old license I'm making the final MPL/LGPL version more easily available.

Contributing

This is a static mirror! iText has moved on to its new license, and it's not my intention to continue to develop this repo as a fork. If you'd like to contribute to iText, that's awesome! I encourage you to!

Here are some options:

  • If you are okay with the AGPL, send your contributions upstream.
  • If you want to stay with LGPL/MPL then you can maintain your own fork of this repo, or start a brand new project starting from this code base.

Good luck!

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Download

I have compiled the project using Java 6. The jars are available under the Downloads tab.

Compile

Since iText 4.2.0 is compatible with JDK 4+, you may wish to recompile yourself to get JDK 4/5 compatiblity. To do so:

cd iText-4.2.0/src
ant jar
ant jar.rups
ant jar.rtf

Maintaining binary compatability with iText 5+

Additionally, version 5.0 breaks binary compatibility by changing package names from com.lowagie to com.itextpdf. To offer compatibility with compatibly-licensed code targeting 5.0, I've also produced a jar of 4.2.0 using com.itextpdf. See the Downloads tab. You can find the source in the com.itextpdf branch of the repository. You can compile with the instructions above.

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Mirror of last LGPL/MPL iText release. NOTE: this is an static mirror of a project that changed licenses. No pull requests :(

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