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From Andreas Lehmkuehler <le...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache PDFBox 1.4.0 released
Date Mon, 20 Dec 2010 17:28:40 GMT
The Apache PDFBox community is pleased to announce the release of
Apache PDFBox version 1.4.0. The release is available for download at:


See the full release notes below for details about this release.

Release Notes -- Apache PDFBox -- Version 1.4.0


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
text extraction, AES decryption and malformed PDFs.
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.

New Features

   [PDFBOX-865] - Optional Content Groups (OCGs aka layers): initial support
   [PDFBOX-913] - Add program which decompresses object streams


   [PDFBOX-521] - Improved PDF Text Extraction that notes paragraph boundaries
   [PDFBOX-885] - Add constructors from super class to PDFTextStripperByArea to 
support encoding
   [PDFBOX-893] - Performance improvement in PDFStreamEngine and Matrix (patch 
   [PDFBOX-909] - Add support for a 6 element matrix
   [PDFBOX-914] - Using TextToPDF to create a PDF from the empty string produces 
unreadble PDF file (patch included)

Bug Fixes

   [PDFBOX-28] - Spliiting a PDF creates unnecessarily large chunks
   [PDFBOX-671] - Cannot use PDFToImage to convert Chinese PDF pages into images.
   [PDFBOX-751] - Text Extraction truncates last character when image page has 
sideways text
   [PDFBOX-759] - Special characters not extracted
   [PDFBOX-779] - All English characters and some Chinese words are separated by 
a space
   [PDFBOX-806] - Failure to extract dc:description when the value is the node text
   [PDFBOX-854] - PDPageContentStream.drawString() doesn't work with all PDFs
   [PDFBOX-872] - ERROR org.apache.pdfbox.filter.FlateFilter - Stop reading 
corrupt stream
   [PDFBOX-881] - Incorrect output when word spacing is achieved by matrix 
   [PDFBOX-883] - Special characters are not correctly handled anymore when 
printing or exporting to image
   [PDFBOX-887] - CCITTFaxDecodeFilter doesn't use the abbreviated names for 
image parameters
   [PDFBOX-888] - Decrypt doesn't allow more then 3 args
   [PDFBOX-889] - Empty page causes NPE in importPage
   [PDFBOX-896] - PDFViewer doesn't render landscape mode correctly
   [PDFBOX-897] - NullPointerException PDFFont#getEncodingFromFont with a PDF 
book because Type1Encoding is null
   [PDFBOX-898] - COSStreamArray NullPointerException. firstStream is null if 
COSArray contains no items
   [PDFBOX-900] - ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException with extracting labels from 
malformed document
   [PDFBOX-902] - ClassCastException caused by unhandled Markup Annotations.
   [PDFBOX-907] - Encrypted Key not correctly calculated when the meta data is 
not encrypted
   [PDFBOX-910] - certain sequences (such as endstrea[^m] are eaten by 
   [PDFBOX-918] - Can't parse PDF
   [PDFBOX-921] - NumberFormatException when parsing a type1 font

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

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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