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veraPDF 0.26: new PDF parser, new batch processor

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veraPDF version 0.26 includes the first beta release of the new purpose-built PDF parser. This release can be used alongside the PDFBox parser to compare results. In addition, a new batch processor and updated reporting engine have been included.

Author: Duff Johnson
Date: November 18, 2016


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veraPDF 0.26: new PDF parser, new batch processor

veraPDF logoThe latest beta of veraPDF, the industry-supported PDF/A conformance checker, is now available for public use.

Version 0.26 includes the first beta release of our purpose-built PDF parser and validation model. It can be used alongside the PDFBox parser to compare results.

In addition, veraPDF 0.26 includes a new batch processor that generates multi-item reports.

Users are asked to review the veraPDF documentation site for installation and user guides. Feedback is requested!

Highlights from the new release are below:

Conformance checker

  • added a new rule for embedded files to be associated with the document or its parts (PDF/A-3 only).

Application enhancements

  • first beta release of all-greenfield PDF/A validation available as a limited functionality app;
  • refactoring of sub component and application configuration for reproducible execution;
  • new Batch Processor produces multi-item reports;
  • batch processing is now stream/event driven, with event handlers for processing results;
  • Report structures are updated to accommodate batch processing.

Code Quality

  • publication of integration tests for greenfield components;
  • memory usage and execution times in test reports;
  • See an example test report: http://tests.verapdf.org/0.26.8/

Test corpus

  • added 7 new test files to cover the new rule in the PDF/A-3 validation profile.

Download veraPDF 0.26

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

Greenfield version: http://downloads.verapdf.org/gf/verapdf-gf-installer.zip

Release notes


Call for testing

Please support our efforts by downloading and testing 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).

Your feedback is very important as it helps us to improve the software.

Keep up to date with the latest developments by subscribing to the veraPDF consortium’s newsletter: http://verapdf.org/subscribe/.

Find out more

Webinar: Watch the recording and slides from our latest webinar: http://verapdf.org/2016/09/26/recording-and-slides-from-verapdf-webinar-published/ 

Experience workshop: Meet us at the PREFORMA Experience workshop, November 23, 2016 http://experienceworkshop.preforma-project.eu/

PDF Day Australia: veraPDF lead developer Boris Doubrov will present at PDF Day Australia on November 25 in Sydney.

Source Link: http://verapdf.org/2016/10/12/verapdf-0-24-released/

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