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On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 2:52 PM, Tom Callaway wrote:
> On 03/06/2014 06:41 AM, Jochen Schmitt wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 06, 2014 at 12:03:46PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
>>> pdftk has a hard dependency on GCJ because it's a C++ program that
>>> uses a Java library (iText) through CNI. I once tried to rewrite
>>> the C++ part in Java, but the existing command line parser is quite
>>> involved, so I didn't quite get there.
>>> Switch to pdftk version 2 doesn't change the basic architecture of
>>> the program.
>>> (We really want to get rid of GCJ.)
>> An additional reason is the fact, that pdftk2 may depend on iText5 or
>> For licensing reasons Fedora only provides iText-2.1.7 at the last release
>> of iText wihout any known licensing issues.
>> That are the two reasons why I'm not able to support pdftk on Fedora
>> anymore and was forced to reitred this package. I'm sorry for nayone
>> who maintaining any package with dependencies on this package.
> This is why pdftk died. We can't include iText5+ because of its
> licensing issues.
Sorry I am missing something. Why can't we keep the old pdftk that
works with itext2?
Check the whole thread - because of GCJ dependency. iText is second
issue. The first could be fixed by rewrite of offending part of code
to Java but someone would have to do it first. That's how I understand