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From iouli.golova...@group.novartis.com
Subject Re: Need advice: what pdf lib to use?
Date Mon, 25 Oct 2004 14:49:15 GMT
As far as 

> > I need a piece of advice/experience..
> >
> > What pdf parser (written in java) u'd recommend?
> >
> > I played now with PDFBox-0.6.7a and would not say I was satisfied too
> much
> > with it
> >
> > On certain pdf's (not well formated but anyway readable with acrobate)
> it
> > run into dead loop (this I could fix in code),
> > and on one file it produced "out of memory error" and killed jvm:( 
(this
>
> > problem I could not identify yet)
> >
> > After all the performance was not too great as well: it took c. 19 h. 
to
>
> > index 13000 files (c. 3.5Gb)
> >
> > Regards,
> > J.
> >
> >
> >
>
> On the specific problem of the "dead loop", I reported an instance of
> this to Ben a week or so ago and he has fixed it in the latest
> nightlies.  I expect an official release will include this bugfix soon.
> The file in question was unreadable with any PDF software I have, but
> someone managed to create it somehow...
>
> http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1037145&group_id=78314&atid=552832
>
> I've found pdfbox to be pretty good. The only time I get problems is
> with corrupted or egregiously bad PDF files.
>
> B.
>
>
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