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veraPDF 0.6 released


The veraPDF consortium has announced the 0.6 release of the veraPDF PDF/A validation software and test-suite. This release features validation of conformance criteria for PDF/A-1b.


Author: Duff Johnson
Date: November 18, 2015

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veraPDF 0.6 released

The veraPDF consortium has announced the 0.6 release of the veraPDF PDF/A validation software and test-suite currently under development.

This release marks the one year point since veraPDF first began the design phase in November 2014, and includes complete coverage of PDF/A-1b. The next release will include release candidates of all eight PDF/A validation profiles. Further details are outlined in our development roadmap.

Highlights for this release are:

  • validation of all conformance criteria for ISO 19005-1 (PDF/A-1), conformance level b;
  • a complete PDF/A-1b test corpus, including 200 new test-files:
  • PDF features reporting; and
  • a cross-platform installer.

Prototype features include:

  • PDF metadata fixing;
  • validation model and rules for PDF/A-1a, PDF/A-2 & PDF/A-3;
  • reporting in XML and HTML.

Download veraPDF 0.6 at: http://downloads.verapdf.org/rel/verapdf-installer.zip

Release notes are available. A basic guide for the desktop interface is provided to help you get started. If you encounter problems, or wish to make suggestions, please add them to the project’s GitHub issue tracker.