Docotic.Pdf and .NET 2
Published on 16 February 2017
We are starting to move away from .NET 2.
Almost 12 years passed since version 2.0 was released and a lot have changed since then. Microsoft keeps improving the framework and the C# language. And with all the new features and improvements we no longer can justify the use of the outdated version of the framework.
The roadmap is as follows:
- Docotic.Pdf 5.1 released on February 11th will be the last version with full .NET 2 support
- Next versions will target 4.0 or newer and .NET Standard 1.3/.NET Core/ASP.NET Core
- We will continue to ship NET 2 version of the library for a year (till February 2018) but the version won’t include any new features, only bug fixes.
- Customers using .NET 2 version of the library will receive fixes for found bugs until February 2018.
So, basically, we will fix bugs in .NET 2 version for a year more. We will drop any support for .NET versions earlier than .NET 4.0 in February 2018.
We believe most of our customers already use .NET 4 or newer, so the move won’t bring trouble to anyone.