When looking at the download directory for fop and batik
(Index of /dist/xml/), it looks like the two projects are pretty dead. There was a batik release this year in february, but only because there was a security issue with the squiggle browser (nice tool btw!). For fop, which is at version 0.20.5 the situation is even worse: last release was in july 2003!.
After reading this blog article, things seem clearer. There is no entry on this on the ASF pages though.