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From Andreas Lehmkuehler <le...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache PDFBox 1.6.0 released
Date Sat, 02 Jul 2011 10:53:02 GMT
The Apache PDFBox community is pleased to announce the release of
Apache PDFBox version 1.6.0. 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 1.6.0

Introduction
------------

PDFBox is an open source Java library 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 fault-tolerance. The most significant
new feature is the new signing interface.

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.

Improvements

[PDFBOX-912] - PDF signing interface and improvements
[PDFBOX-955] - Can't extract b/w images from PDF
[PDFBOX-967] - Create Type1C font metrics only when necessary
[PDFBOX-987] - Skip PS XObjects instead of throwing an exception
[PDFBOX-990] - Add optional debug output to ExtractText
[PDFBOX-1005] - Unnecessary filling new array with zeros in 
RandomAccessBuffer::write(byte[], int, int)
[PDFBOX-1006] - Unnecessary using intermediate ByteArrayInputStream to copy from 
given byte array to OutputStream in FlateFilter::decode
[PDFBOX-1018] - Remove imageIO dependency (was: PDPage convertToImage bug 
creates white images from black and white pdf files.)
[PDFBOX-1032] - Signing improvement (settable signature size)
[PDFBOX-1043] - PDF Version not read in the document catalog
[PDFBOX-1050] - Unit tests for PDFBox features

Bug Fixes

[PDFBOX-758] - Rotated images aren't placed and rendered correctly while 
converting PDF pages to images
[PDFBOX-767] - CLONE -convertToImage seems to invert colors
[PDFBOX-768] - Convert to image makes blank image
[PDFBOX-771] - PDF 2 Tiff conversion is not happening properly
[PDFBOX-821] - RandomAccessBuffer returns wrong values for single byte reads, 
patch attached
[PDFBOX-958] - convertToImage mangles images which were in the PDF
[PDFBOX-959] - Text extraction slow and /tmp fills upwith AWT font files
[PDFBOX-963] - PDF Box Image Color Distortion
[PDFBOX-966] - PDFText2HTML does not escape special characters in title
[PDFBOX-971] - ExtractImages ignores -prefix
[PDFBOX-975] - Shape transparency not respected when exporting to image
[PDFBOX-976] - ClassCastException in PDFont.getFontWidth(int)
[PDFBOX-978] - unreading of trailing content after 'endobj' is missing new line 
byte (fix included)
[PDFBOX-979] - errors in %%EOF handling (fix included)
[PDFBOX-981] - PDColorspaceFactory does not recognize colorspace DeviceGray 
(patch included herein)
[PDFBOX-993] - Image transparency lost when drawing an image (during pdf to 
image conversion)
[PDFBOX-1004] - Incorrect width calculation for form fields that do not scroll
[PDFBOX-1008] - NPE warn during text extraction caused by character encoding not set
[PDFBOX-1009] - Limit the CMap-cache to external CMaps
[PDFBOX-1010] - Image printed with colors inverted
[PDFBOX-1012] - Update the documentation of the command line tools
[PDFBOX-1013] - NullPointerException in 
org.apache.pdfbox.pdmodel.graphics.PDShading.toString, when getDomain() returns null
[PDFBOX-1016] - Specification conform xref/trailer parsing + Fix
[PDFBOX-1023] - Getting image with black background when converting from PDF to 
Image!!
[PDFBOX-1029] - Patch for ArrayIndexOutOfBound Exception
[PDFBOX-1030] - COSWriter.visitFromStream() does not close InputStream.
[PDFBOX-1033] - PDFToImage create blank pages: llegalArgumentException: Width 
(2480) and height (0) must be > 0
[PDFBOX-1034] - Missing definition for some values within build.xml
[PDFBOX-1035] - DateConverter badly handles date with minus sign in TimeZone
[PDFBOX-1041] - While creating a signature, in some cases two same entries may 
ocure inside the AcroForm fields
[PDFBOX-1044] - Handle function parameters more abstract
[PDFBOX-1045] - Typos within the thumbnail datatype
[PDFBOX-1046] - Decrypting malformed document with signature cause NPE
[PDFBOX-1049] - NPE in PDFont.getFontWidth()
[PDFBOX-1052] - XMPMetadata.getSchemas () delivery incorrect result if multiple 
namespaces are present

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/

About The Apache Software Foundation
------------------------------------

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legal, and financial support for more than 100 freely-available,
collaboratively-developed Open Source projects. The pragmatic Apache License
enables individual and commercial users to easily deploy Apache software;
the Foundation's intellectual property framework limits the legal exposure
of its 2,500+ contributors.

For more information, visit http://www.apache.org/


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