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From John Hewson <j...@jahewson.com>
Subject Re: PDFBox 2.1.0
Date Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:39:23 GMT

> On 25 Aug 2016, at 03:31, Petras Petkus <petras.petkus@mitsoft.lt> wrote:
> 
> Most adaptation work were related to API changes, listed in
> http://pdfbox.apache.org/2.0/migration.html 
> 
> There were also many changes related to FontBox , as we used it for font
> validation according to PDF/A-2 & 3, ex. validation of CIDSet consistency
> (PDFBOX-2648 also about it).  It consumed the most time in adaptation work
> as I had to again reread various font specifications to understand whether I
> should report to JIRA about lost (i.e. mainly hidden) features in v2.0, or
> it is my code which should be changed :).
> 
> For visual signatures we used the API via PDVisibleSigProperties. We do not
> generate from text, but add graphic image in specified position for
> signature visualization. Therefore there could be little input from me.
> 
> We implemented signature time-stamping using Document Time Stamp defined in
> PAdES (PDFBOX-1848 about it as well) and multiple file signing using with
> one signing transaction (PDFBOX-3065 about it as well). Probably here I
> could share my experience a bit.

You might want to think about contributing some of this code to PDFBox, we'd certainly appreciate
it!

-- John

> With best regards,
> Petras Petkus
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Maruan Sahyoun [mailto:sahyoun@fileaffairs.de] 
> Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:52 PM
> To: users@pdfbox.apache.org
> Subject: Re: PDFBox 2.1.0
> 
> Hi,
>> Am 24.08.2016 um 16:06 schrieb Petras Petkus <petras.petkus@mitsoft.lt>:
>> 
>> Thank you, Maruan, for response. I asked because just recently I 
>> finished migration of our tool to PDFBox v2.0. It required some 
>> adaptation work, as in some places we dealt with PDFBox internals to 
>> implement what we need (like signing multiple files, PDF/A-2 & 3 
>> validation, etc.).  Therefore was curious what would await us with v2.1
> :).
> 
> I would be very interested to understand which changes you had to do - maybe
> some of that could be integrated in PDFBox. One thing I'll be working on for
> 2.1 is appearance generation for form fields which will also include
> signature fields.
> 
> BR
> Maruan
> 
>> 
>> Petras
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Maruan Sahyoun [mailto:sahyoun@fileaffairs.de]
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 4:35 PM
>> To: users@pdfbox.apache.org
>> Subject: Re: PDFBox 2.1.0
>> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>>> Am 24.08.2016 um 13:51 schrieb Petras Petkus <petras.petkus@mitsoft.lt>:
>>> 
>>> Hello,
>>> 
>>> I noticed that current PDFBox trunk has version 2.1.0, while v2.0.x 
>>> version is in separate branch. I'm curious what are main changes of 
>>> v2.1
>> from v2.0?
>>> What is its status? Maybe I can read it about it? 
>>> 
>> 
>> 2.0.x is a patch release in the 2.0 series of PDFBox with no new 
>> functionality where 2.1.x includes new functions or behaviour compared 
>> to 2.0.x. In order to understand what will go into 2.1.x or is 
>> (currently) planned for 2.1.x you can have a look at 
>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PDFBOX/fixforversion/12328837/?s
>> electe 
>> dTab=com.atlassian.jira.jira-projects-plugin:version-summary-panel 
>> which lists the issues which are included in 2.1.x
>> 
>> There is also a roadmap view which lists all branches we are working 
>> on together with the issues targeted for inclusion 
>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PDFBOX/?selectedTab=com.atlassia
>> n.jira
>> .jira-projects-plugin:roadmap-panel
>> 
>> Is there something specific you are looking for?
>> 
>> BR
>> Maruan
>> 
>> 
>>> Sorry if this question was answered earlier, but I couldn't find in 
>>> mailing list.
>>> 
>>> Petras
>>> 
>>> 
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