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veraPDF 0.8 released!

Duff Johnson // December 23, 2015

News

veraPDF logoThe veraPDF consortium has announced the 0.8 release of the veraPDF PDF/A validation software and test-suite.

This beta release features a command line interface for validation and feature extraction, with supporting install scripts.

Features

  • Refactored plug-in architecture.
  • Re-designed command line interface for PDF/A validation and feature reporting.
  • Updated validation profile syntax.
  • Simplified machine-readable report format.

Most significant bug fixes

  • Comparison of Info dictionary and XMP metadata (PDF/A-1);
  • Support for missing resources and resource inheritance mechanism (PDF/A-1); and
  • Parsing TrueType fonts with zero-length tables.

Infrastructure

  • Installer adds command line scripts.
  • Refactored integration tests.
  • Synchronization with PDFBox 2.0 RC1 library

Download veraPDF 0.8 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.

Further details are outlined in our development roadmap.


ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Duff Johnson

Duff serves the PDF industry as ISO Project co-Leader and US TAG chair for both ISO 32000 (the PDF specification) and ISO 14289 (PDF/UA). As Executive Director of the PDF Association, Duff coordinates several working groups, speaks at a wide variety of industry events and promotes the advancement and adoption of PDF technology worldwide. An independent consultant, Duff Johnson is a veteran …

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Duff Johnson

Duff serves the PDF industry as ISO Project co-Leader and US TAG chair for both ISO 32000 (the PDF specification) and …