Orson PDF 1.7
This month I've released Orson PDF version 1.7, a compact and fast API for creating PDF content in Java through the standard Graphics2D API. This release features:
- support for transparent images;
- an implementation of the create() method to better support use against existing Java2D code;
- addition of the GNU General Public License version 3 as the default license (a commercial license remains available for those that prefer it);
- various bug fixes;
While Orson PDF has been created to provide PDF export for any Java2D-based code, my own use for it is within JFreeChart and Orson Charts. To provide an example, here is a chart that was exported with Orson PDF being viewed within Acrobat Reader:
With the new GPLv3 license option, I've now also made the OrsonPDF repo at GitHub public, which will make it easier for other developers to work directly with the source code. You can also use GitHub to report any bugs or other issues.