Sunsetting support for .NET 4 in late 2023

As you know, Microsoft drops support for older versions of .NET framework from time to time. We decided now it is time for us to make a similar move.

We are about to release Docotic.Pdf 8.8. After the release, we will start moving away from supporting .NET 4.7.1 and older versions of .NET 4.x.

We will be happy to hear your opinion about the following roadmap, so please contact us using e-mail or the support form.

Here is the roadmap:

  1. Docotic.Pdf 8.8 released on November 30th will be the last version with full support for .NET 4.7.1 and older versions of .NET 4.x.
  2. Next versions will target .NET 4.7.2 or newer and .NET Standard 2.0 or newer.
  3. We will continue to ship versions of the library for frameworks older than 4.7.2, but those versions won’t include any new features, only bug fixes.
  4. We will stop fixing issues in versions for .NET 4.7.1 and older on December 1st, 2023.

To recap, we will fix bugs in versions for .NET 4.7.1 and older for a year more. We will drop any support for .NET versions earlier than .NET 4.7.2 in December 2023. All this does not affect support for .NET Standard / .NET Core.

We believe most of our customers already use .NET 4.7.2 or newer, so the move won’t bring trouble to anyone.

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