Apache™ XML Graphics Commons
Apache™ XML Graphics Commons is a library that consists of several reusable components used by Apache Batik and Apache FOP. Many of these components can easily be used separately outside the domains of SVG and XSL-FO. You will find components such as a PDF library, an RTF library, Graphics2D implementations that let you generate PDF & PostScript files, and much more.
The Apache™ XML Graphics Commons project is part of the Apache™ Software Foundation, which is a wider community of users and developers of open source projects.
In the Wiki, we have a Roadmap for Apache XML Graphics Commons. This roadmap is the place to describe new ideas for the project.
|Image codecs for PNG and TIFF||
|Bitmap image writer abstraction with implementation for the above codecs and for the Image I/O API.||
|Java2D helper classes||
|Image loader framework (format detection, conversion and unified handling for bitmap and vector images).||
|Graphics2D implementation that produces PostScript and EPS||
|Helper classes for PostScript code production||
|Parser/Processor for DSC-compliant PostScript files (DSC = Document Structuring Conventions)||
|XMP metadata framework||
|Various I/O classes, encoders and decoders for various formats||
22 Aug 2023: Version 2.9 Released
Minor changes to support FOP 2.9 release
9 Nov 2022: Version 2.8 Released
Minor changes to support FOP 2.8 release
20 Jan 2022: Version 2.7 Released
Minor changes to support FOP 2.7 release
20 Jan 2021: Version 2.6 Released
Minor changes to support FOP 2.6 release
5 Nov 2019: Version 2.4 Released
Minor changes to support FOP 2.4 release
23 May 2018: Version 2.3 Released
Minor changes to support FOP 2.3 release
24 Mar 2017: Version 2.2 Released
Minor changes to support FOP 2.2 release
14 Jan 2016: Version 2.1 Released
Minor changes to support FOP 2.1 release
3 Jun 2015: Version 2.0.1 Released
Minor changes to support FOP 2.0 release
3 Oct 2014: Version 2.0 Released
The main new feature is the introduction of a URI resolution framework that makes it easier to control resource access in a cloud environment. Because of changes to the API, the version number has been bumped to 2.0.
This release also contains a number of bug fixes.
20 Oct 2012: Version 1.5 Released
2 Jul 2012: Version 1.5-RC1 Released
7 Jul 2010: Version 1.4 Released
We are pleased to note that many new features were contributed from outside the team of committers. Such broader interest ensures the healthy further development of the project.
11 Jun 2008: Version 1.3.1 Released
7 Mar 2008: Version 1.3 Released
Besides that there were a larger number of smaller additions and bugfixes.
Support for Java 1.3 has been dropped. Java 1.4 or later is required now.