veraPDF 1.10 released

PDF Association staff // November 30, 2017

PDF/A News


The latest release of veraPDF, the industry-supported, open source PDF/A validator, is now available for download.

Version 1.10 is the first release of veraPDF as part of the Open Preservation Foundation’s reference toolset.

This release has improvements in creating and cleaning up temporary files as well as parsing of text-related data in PDF documents, resulting in notable improvements in performance. 1.10 also fixes some minor issues that some users running Java 9 have reported. A number of other fixes and improvements are documented in the release notes.

Feedback!

Most of the changes in this release are in response to the constructive feedback we’ve received from users, and we thank them for their willingness to share their experiences with us, as testing and user feedback is key to improving the software. If you encounter problems, or would like to suggest improvements, please add them to the project’s GitHub issue tracker: https://github.com/veraPDF/veraPDF-library/issues.

Changes since the last release

PDF parser

  • Fixed retrieval of glyph widths from PS and CFF font programs (multiple issues)
  • Optimized creation and cleanup of temporary files
  • Improved performance (up to 3x) processing PDF documents with primarily text content

Conformance checker

  • Fixed checks on the presence of SMask, NeedAppearance keys in case of invalid value types
  • Fixed ByteRange check of digital signatures in case of incrementally updated files
  • Fixed Unicode checks in PDF/A-1A validation for Type1 and Type3 fonts
  • Fixed inheritance of /FT entry in Widget annotations
  • Fixed role map retrieval in case of remapping standard structure types

Policy checker

  • Fixed Schematron warnings in Policy checks
  • Fixed issue with access to temp reports from Schematron stylesheets on some systems and with Java 9

Application enhancements

  • Fixed various issues caused by Java 9, particularly a problem in the start up scripts
  • Fixed access to PDF resources in case of veraPDF integration into web applications

Getting started

User guides and documentation are published at: http://docs.verapdf.org/.

Download veraPDF

http://downloads.verapdf.org/rel/verapdf-installer.zip

Help improve veraPDF

Testing and user feedback is key to improving the software! Please be sure you are using the latest release.

If you experience problems, or wish to suggest improvements, please add them to the project’s GitHub issue tracker: https://github.com/veraPDF/veraPDF-library/issues  or contact us through our mailing list: http://lists.verapdf.org/listinfo/users.

User guides and documentation are published at: http://docs.verapdf.org/.


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