> >> PDF X/1-A:2001 asap. This is planned for 1.5 but I don't know how
> >> long 1.5 will take.
> > it's not planned it is in 1.5svn!
> I know, I tried it :)
> The point is: do we have to wait until next year or would it be
> possible to 'backport' PDF X/1-A:2001 export to 1.4.x ?
i thought that your concern was to get the developers to focus on
the relevant things.
here, you're asking them to spend relatively lot of time to backport to
1.4 a feature instead of getting them to put all their efforts in
getting a 1.6 out as fast as possible!
(and no, it seems that it's not trivial to port PDF X/1-A:2001 to 1.4,
otherwise somebody would have done it; you can search for the exact
reason in the mailing list archive).
with a bit of luck, the stabilization phase for 1.6 will start after
the summer and with slightly more luck, 1.6 could be released during
the first months of 2013.
if you want, you can help to get a wonderful 1.6 out, soon!