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From Andreas Lehmkuehler <le...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache PDFBox 1.8.3 released
Date Fri, 29 Nov 2013 06:58:22 GMT
The Apache PDFBox community is pleased to announce the release of
Apache PDFBox version 1.8.3. The release is available for download at:

    http://pdfbox.apache.org/downloads.html

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


Release Notes -- Apache PDFBox -- Version 1.8.3

Introduction
------------

The Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with PDF 
documents.

This is an incremental bugfix release based on the earlier 1.8.2 release. It
contains a couple of fixes and small improvements.

For more details on all fixes included in this release, please refer
to the following issues on the PDFBox issue tracker at

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PDFBOX.

Bug Fixes

[PDFBOX-465] - invalid date formats
[PDFBOX-823] - NullPointerException in 
DateConverter.toISO8601(DateConverter.java:221)
[PDFBOX-837] - Wrong RevisionNumber when disabling all permissions and using 
128bit encryption
[PDFBOX-1219] - org.apache.jempbox.impl.DateConverter unable to parse correct 
date value
[PDFBOX-1342] - Tags not fully preserved when merging PDFs.
[PDFBOX-1412] - NullPointerException when getting fields from a PDF file
[PDFBOX-1564] - Extending COSName to produce PDF/A with correct OutputIntents
[PDFBOX-1576] - StackOverflowError [COSDictionary.toString(COSDictionary.java:1418)]
[PDFBOX-1606] - NonSequentialPDFParser produces garbage text in document info
[PDFBOX-1607] - StringIndexOutOfBoundsException in PDFParser
[PDFBOX-1617] - Null pointer exception
[PDFBOX-1622] - TextNormalize init not thread-safe, may lead to infinite loop
[PDFBOX-1627] - Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NullPointerException
[PDFBOX-1629] - Null PointerException
[PDFBOX-1630] - An interesting Exception error
[PDFBOX-1631] - Group Exception
[PDFBOX-1632] - Exception with validation
[PDFBOX-1633] - DateConverter needs to work
[PDFBOX-1638] - PDCcitt doesn't use color space
[PDFBOX-1639] - Infinite loop with PDFParser used by tika.
[PDFBOX-1643] - Check for missing validation processes does not work properly in 
Preflight
[PDFBOX-1653] - Fix pdfbox eating up big chunks of memory for identical CID mappings
[PDFBOX-1655] - Wasted work (or incorrect behavior) in 
PDCIDFontType2Font.readCIDToGIDMapping
[PDFBOX-1657] - glyph contours missing
[PDFBOX-1663] - Hello World using a TrueType font ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException
[PDFBOX-1674] - Preflight doesn't correctly parse PDF if obj identifier not 
followed by line terminator
[PDFBOX-1681] - java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Color parameter outside of 
expected range: Red
[PDFBOX-1692] - java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space
[PDFBOX-1694] - Bug in org.apache.pdfbox.io.Ascii85InputStream
[PDFBOX-1696] - Bug in org.apache.pdfbox.io.Ascii85OutputStream
[PDFBOX-1714] - Merging PDFs results in java.io.IOException: expected='R' actual='0'
[PDFBOX-1719] - NPE while signing PDF - acroform without fields
[PDFBOX-1730] - Image in PDF has extremely different colors when rendered
[PDFBOX-1735] - Convert page pdf to image
[PDFBOX-1737] - Skip whitespaces when resolving a XRef
[PDFBOX-1743] - OutOfMemoryError in fontbox
[PDFBOX-1749] - Out of memory exception when parsing TTF file
[PDFBOX-1753] - The font gets gibbrish when adding a line of text to an existing 
PDF with a table
[PDFBOX-1758] - Preflight doesn't report Filespec dictionary that refers 
(indirectly) to an EmbeddedFile entry in some cases
[PDFBOX-1764] - PDFBox takes ages to render page 2 of the attached PDF
[PDFBOX-1768] - cannot build last source code
[PDFBOX-1778] - Rounding issue in generated PDF file
[PDFBOX-1780] - previous revision is damaged after signing

Improvement

[PDFBOX-1213] - Adding style information to the PDF to HTML converter
[PDFBOX-1564] - Extending COSName to produce PDF/A with correct OutputIntents
[PDFBOX-1613] - The ability to inject the time/random component into the 
COSWriter process to write a PDF document allows some advanced signature 
creation scenarios where the signature is generated on a separate server that 
does not hold the full PDF document.
[PDFBOX-1687] - add dispose() in pdfbox\pdmodel\PDPage.convertToImage()
[PDFBOX-1690] - Add description to embedded file
[PDFBOX-1702] - Performance improvement in PDPageContentStream.drawString
[PDFBOX-1744] - Be resilient to PDFs with missing version info
[PDFBOX-1782] - Add getMaxLength() and setMaxLength() methods to PDTextbox

New Feature

[PDFBOX-1054] - DateConverter: allow for external adding of potential date 
parsing formats
[PDFBOX-1766] - [PATCH] Visible Signature using PDFbox
[PDFBOX-1540] - Add XML output option to preflight

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
https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/pdfbox/KEYS.

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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of its 2,500+ contributors.

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