PSR PSR - 6 months ago 25
Java Question

iText latest Maven dependency

What is the latest version of iText? And what is the maven dependency for that?

Answer

You need to pay attention to the license for the Java version of iText:

  • iText 2.1.7: the latest official release by iText Group NV, under the MPL & GPL license, with com.lowagie groupId;
  • iText 4.2.1: the latest unofficial release by ymasory/InProTopia, under the MPL & GPL license, with com.lowagie groupId;
  • iText 5.0.0 and higher: released by iText Group NV, under the AGPL license, with com.itextpdf groupId. One monolithic jar.
  • iText 7.0.0 and higher: released by iText Group NV, under the AGPL license, with com.itextpdf groupId. Several modular jars.

Here you can find 2.1.7 and 4.2.x versions on Maven Repository:

Find before 5.x versions: http://search.maven.org/#search|gav|1|g%3A%22com.lowagie%22%20AND%20a%3A%22itext%22

Find 5.x versions: http://search.maven.org/#search%7Cgav%7C1%7Cg%3A%22com.itextpdf%22%20AND%20a%3A%22itextpdf%22

You may want to stick with the MPL & GPL versions, unless you are available to follow the AGPL license specification...

EDIT: You should pay attention on which version you are choosing;

According to Bruno Lowagie comment, versions 2.1.x are deprecated and should not be used due to technical and legal reasons.