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From "Hesham G." <heshamgne...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ANNOUNCE] Apache PDFBox 1.8.0 released
Date Sat, 23 Mar 2013 20:08:56 GMT
Congratulations .. That's good to hear.
Good work fellows : )


Best regards ,
Hesham

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> The Apache PDFBox community is pleased to announce the release of
> Apache PDFBox version 1.8.0. The release is available for download at:
>
>    http://pdfbox.apache.org/download.html
>
> See the full release notes below for details about this release.
>
>
> Release Notes -- Apache PDFBox -- Version 1.8.0
>
> Introduction
> ------------
>
> The Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with PDF 
> documents.
>
> This is an incremental feature release based on the earlier 1.x releases.
> This release contains many improvements and fixes especially related to
> performance, resource usage and rendering. The most significant
> new features are the first official release of the new PDF/A preflight 
> module as
> part of Apache PDFBox and the improved signature abilities.
>
> For more details on these changes and all the other fixes and improvements
> included in this release, please refer to the following issues on the
> PDFBox issue tracker at https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PDFBOX.
>
> New features
>
> [PDFBOX-46] - Support XFA form submitting
> [PDFBOX-81] - Excetion while extracting images
> [PDFBOX-84] - Read PDF XFA Form Contents
> [PDFBOX-127] - Accessing XML-Forms (patch provided)
> [PDFBOX-1067] - PDF Scan from Xerox WorkCentre 5030 renders as all black
> [PDFBOX-1514] - Improved overlay cammand line tool
>
> Improvements
>
> [PDFBOX-1246] - Allow resolution to be defined when calling 
> ImageIOUtil.writeImage
> [PDFBOX-1312] - Refactor the PdfA parser
> [PDFBOX-1352] - xmpbox refactoring
> [PDFBOX-1367] - Do not generate preflight jar with dependencies at each 
> build
> [PDFBOX-1369] - support getting file pointer from RandomAccessRead 
> interface
> [PDFBOX-1377] - Simplify PDF/A schema parsing
> [PDFBOX-1387] - Create NonSequentialParser with InputStream
> [PDFBOX-1388] - Create a branch to refactor xmpbox
> [PDFBOX-1392] - Enable usage of compressionQuality when creating a PDJpeg
> [PDFBOX-1399] - Add an example on how to extract embedded files
> [PDFBOX-1418] - Improved font mapping
> [PDFBOX-1423] - An error exists on this page. Acrobat may not display the 
> page correctly
> [PDFBOX-1425] - Make PositionWrapper.getTextPosition public
> [PDFBOX-1439] - Problems with Image Extraction from PDF
> [PDFBOX-1468] - Decrypting unencrypted strings
> [PDFBOX-1488] - Add generics to the COSArrayList class
> [PDFBOX-1492] - Add basic XFA extraction
> [PDFBOX-1513] - PDF signature improvements
> [PDFBOX-1536] - Improve the ExtractEmbeddedFiles example to deal with 
> different kind of
>                 trees representing the embedded files
>
> Bug Fixes
>
> [PDFBOX-137] - Does not detect paper format
> [PDFBOX-811] - EmbeddedFiles example does not work
> [PDFBOX-819] - PDFBox prints landscape documents as portrait
> [PDFBOX-927] - Problem on writing some kind of images to a File in 
> filesystem
> [PDFBOX-969] - IndexOutOfBound whle creating a Type1C font
> [PDFBOX-985] - PDF Printing Orientation
> [PDFBOX-992] - IndexOutOfBoundsException: while parsing few pdf's
> [PDFBOX-1072] - PDFImageWriter extracts black images from arabic PDFs
> [PDFBOX-1084] - java.lang.NumberFormatException when getting PDF text of 
> some PDF file if
>                 dup line does not contains font index
> [PDFBOX-1130] - ExtractText -html doesn't always close the <p> tags it 
> opens
> [PDFBOX-1138] - Printing fails for pages in landscape format
> [PDFBOX-1169] - Images extracted from PDF are loosing color (are shown in 
> blackcolor)
> [PDFBOX-1191] - Lost information while extracting images from pdf scanned 
> by XEROX
> [PDFBOX-1298] - java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: fromIndex(0) > 
> toIndex(-2)
> [PDFBOX-1344] - xml namespace problem in ResourceRef
> [PDFBOX-1346] - Can't assign an arbitrary string value to an editable 
> acroform combobox
> [PDFBOX-1359] - stack overflow~~ ExtractText (PDF2TXT)
> [PDFBOX-1362] - Slovakian characters
> [PDFBOX-1364] - Error On MetaData
> [PDFBOX-1365] - Error On MetaData: The Metadata entry doesn't reference a 
> stream object
> [PDFBOX-1368] - Xmp validation KO if there are complex type in a seq 
> element
> [PDFBOX-1371] - MetaData : Trapped property
> [PDFBOX-1373] - Body Syntax Error : Possible Encoding problem
> [PDFBOX-1374] - Error On MetaData: Title
> [PDFBOX-1376] - xmpbox cannot parse structured types containing structured 
> types
> [PDFBOX-1378] - [PATCH] COSArray: Avoid NullPointerException in setString
> [PDFBOX-1379] - [PATCH] COSDocument: setVersion
> [PDFBOX-1380] - [PATCH] PDNameTreeNode
> [PDFBOX-1381] - [PATCH] PDNumberTreeNode
> [PDFBOX-1382] - [PATCH] PDObjectReference
> [PDFBOX-1394] - Image streams are lost when adding new images to page
> [PDFBOX-1395] - Transparency isn't checked in Page dictionary
> [PDFBOX-1398] - Runtime exception when trying to check PDF/A compliance on 
> non PDF/A document
> [PDFBOX-1408] - Width of space character is calculated wrong
> [PDFBOX-1411] - [Patch] PDPixelMap.createImageStream can attempt to close 
> output stream it
>                 didn't open, hiding errors.
> [PDFBOX-1412] - NullPointerException when getting fields from a PDF file
> [PDFBOX-1421] - TextPosition.getX()returen 0 in case of rotation ==360
> [PDFBOX-1424] - Wrong glyph (Persian) is used in extacted text instead of 
> the original glyph
>                 (Persian) in PDF file
> [PDFBOX-1427] - PDF page rotation is not working
> [PDFBOX-1431] - Some pdfss created by ABBY trigger a NPE
> [PDFBOX-1432] - PDF rotation problem
> [PDFBOX-1434] - Font being changed after form field is set
> [PDFBOX-1440] - Garbled image from PDFToImage
> [PDFBOX-1443] - Images are rendered blank
> [PDFBOX-1445] - /ImageMask true does not work. Patch included.
> [PDFBOX-1447] - wasted work in 
> PDFMarkedContentExtractor.processTextPosition()
> [PDFBOX-1449] - Preflight doesn't report on non-embedded font
> [PDFBOX-1456] - wasted work in 
> PublicKeySecurityHandler.prepareForDecryption()
> [PDFBOX-1458] - wasted work in 
> PDOptionalContentProperties.setGroupEnabled()
> [PDFBOX-1464] - unnecessary linear searches in 
> "CFFParser.Format0FDSelect.getFd"
> [PDFBOX-1465] - Preflight crashes on PDF
> [PDFBOX-1469] - [PATCH] PDPageContentStream incorrectly sets colors in 
> CMYK color space
> [PDFBOX-1470] - about attribute is serialized more than one time in 
> XmpSerializer
> [PDFBOX-1471] - Parsing of xmp properties set in xml attributes is not 
> done
> [PDFBOX-1473] - Incorrect handling of OpenType fonts
> [PDFBOX-1475] - Exception thrown during rendering page if /DecodeParms 
> specified indirectly
>                 (like [9 0 R]) in XObject/Image
> [PDFBOX-1476] - Isartor tests fails due to bad rdf:about handling
> [PDFBOX-1477] - PDF/A file is declared invalid on windows and valid with 
> linux
> [PDFBOX-1481] - Ignore postscript code when parsing a type1 font
> [PDFBOX-1482] - Java color spaces returned by PDDeviceN do not take tint 
> transformation into account
>                 and type mismatch
> [PDFBOX-1489] - Maven Dependency not resolveable agains central
> [PDFBOX-1490] - pdf page => inline image not converted
> [PDFBOX-1491] - Image with colour key masking triggers NPE
> [PDFBOX-1496] - Can't add multiple form XObjects to a PDF - they become 
> duplicated
> [PDFBOX-1497] - Preflight throws an exception on DeviceN validation
> [PDFBOX-1499] - The blank white page is converted with method 
> pdPage.convertToImage();
> [PDFBOX-1501] - Width of the character "201" .. inconsistent with the 
> width in the PDF dictionary.
> [PDFBOX-1504] - Split document issue
> [PDFBOX-1505] - [PATCH] CharStringRenderer does not render CharString data 
> correctly for Type 2
>                 CFF fonts
> [PDFBOX-1517] - PDFSplit: split is set to one if no -split argument 
> present
> [PDFBOX-1518] - ClassCastException writing text to a page
> [PDFBOX-1522] - Some PDF files are causing exception (java.io.IOException: 
> Error: Could not find
>                 font(COSName{F53.0}) in map=)
> [PDFBOX-1535] - Extract text from PDF cause Nullpointer Exception in 
> PDFStreamEngine.processEncodedText
>                 Method
>
> Misc
>
> [PDFBOX-1366] - Reduce xmpbox code complexity
> [PDFBOX-1528] - rename org.apache.padaf.xmpbox to org.apache.xmpbox
> [PDFBOX-1530] - Respect PDFBox coding rules in new modules
> [PDFBOX-1531] - Reaarange xmpbox and preflight maven modules
> [PDFBOX-795] - PDPage convertToImage partially generates image file and 
> throws exception
>
> Release Contents
> ----------------
>
> This release consists of a single source archive packaged as a zip file.
> The archive can be unpacked with the jar tool from your JDK installation.
> See the README.txt file for instructions on how to build this release.
>
> The source archive is accompanied by SHA1 and MD5 checksums and a PGP
> signature that you can use to verify the authenticity of your download.
> The public key used for the PGP signature can be found at
> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/pdfbox/KEYS.
>
> About Apache PDFBox
> -------------------
>
> Apache PDFBox is an open source Java library for working with PDF 
> documents.
> This project allows creation of new PDF documents, manipulation of 
> existing
> documents and the ability to extract content from documents. Apache PDFBox
> also includes several command line utilities. Apache PDFBox is published
> under the Apache License, Version 2.0.
>
> For more information, visit http://pdfbox.apache.org/
>
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