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From Andreas Lehmkuehler <le...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache PDFBox 1.8.8 released
Date Sat, 13 Dec 2014 17:39:07 GMT
The Apache PDFBox community is pleased to announce the release of
Apache PDFBox version 1.8.8. The release is available for download at:


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

Release Notes -- Apache PDFBox -- Version 1.8.8


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

This is an incremental bugfix release based on the earlier 1.8.7 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



[PDFBOX-649] - loading an fdf containing a file attachment throws IOException
[PDFBOX-1036] - FDFExport/Import gives strange results
[PDFBOX-1060] - convertToImage includes "ghost" annotation outlines
[PDFBOX-1087] - FDF parsing is unreliable when xref are missing
[PDFBOX-1273] - java.io.IOException: Error: Unknown annotation type null
[PDFBOX-1512] - TextPositionComparator is not compatible with Java 7
[PDFBOX-1574] - ImportFDF fails to do anything
[PDFBOX-1595] - PDFMerger failed with the following exception: 
[PDFBOX-1918] - PDF with incorrect startxref
[PDFBOX-2001] - Digital Signature information (parser bug?)
[PDFBOX-2015] - Hybrid reference pdf still contain XRefStm info in the trailer 
dictionary after PDDocument#save
[PDFBOX-2173] - Nullpointer when validating empty file
[PDFBOX-2296] - Wrong stream length
[PDFBOX-2306] - Error reading stream, expected='endstream' actual='endobj'
[PDFBOX-2320] - IOException: Could not read embedded TTF for font TimesNewRoman
[PDFBOX-2332] - Error reading stream, expected='endstream' actual='endstream8' 
at offset 1993
[PDFBOX-2342] - WriteDecodedDoc cant decrypt pdf form correctly
[PDFBOX-2351] - /XRefStm content missing in saved file
[PDFBOX-2356] - Error Validating PDF Archive Document with half hour timezone
[PDFBOX-2371] - Overlay page off by one when using -useAllPages
[PDFBOX-2376] - Small regression in text extraction with PDFBox 1.8.7 vs. 1.8.6
[PDFBOX-2377] - Apparent regression in character mapping in a few files from 
[PDFBOX-2385] - inline image with EI at the end incorrectly parsed
[PDFBOX-2395] - Signing PDF document changes documentID
[PDFBOX-2401] - Image has wrong colors after Merge
[PDFBOX-2402] - NonSequentialPDFParser cannot recover from spurious closing brackets
[PDFBOX-2406] - fix typo "AlpaConstant"
[PDFBOX-2411] - Pushback buffer is full on seamingly small PDF
[PDFBOX-2412] - Loading XFDF document fails with ClassCastException
[PDFBOX-2413] - Loaded FDF document returns null fields
[PDFBOX-2419] - XFDF export is not XML compliant
[PDFBOX-2424] - ClassCastException in getMetaData if no real meta data
[PDFBOX-2434] - ClassCastException in readVersionInTrailer
[PDFBOX-2435] - ConvertToImage Appears To Invert Colors
[PDFBOX-2441] - Improve XRef self healing mechanism when more than one xref table
[PDFBOX-2443] - About to return NULL from unhandled branch when constructing a 
[PDFBOX-2449] - Character missing in text extraction
[PDFBOX-2455] - NonSequentialParser does not tolerate missing %%EOF markers
[PDFBOX-2458] - Signing doesn't work anymore using BC 1.51 instead of 1.50
[PDFBOX-2465] - NPE in PdfaExtensionHelper.populateSchemaMapping
[PDFBOX-2469] - javax.crypto.BadPaddingException in PDFBox 1.8.8-SNAPSHOT
[PDFBOX-2470] - Exception in PDDocument.addSignature(PDSignature sigObject, 
SignatureInterface signatureInterface, SignatureOptions options))
[PDFBOX-2471] - AES encryption failing to write Acroform field names and values
[PDFBOX-2477] - NPE in DomXmpParser.createProperty
[PDFBOX-2478] - NPE in XObjImageValidator.checkColorSpaceAndImageMask
[PDFBOX-2481] - Adding large TYPE_BYTE_BINARY image to pdf document generates 
distorted result
[PDFBOX-2483] - StackOverflowError in preflight
[PDFBOX-2484] - Cannot decrypt AES256 encrypted files with nonSeq parser
[PDFBOX-2488] - NPE in FontValidator.isSubSet in preflight
[PDFBOX-2490] - Return value of COSDocument#isEncrypted is unclear
[PDFBOX-2491] - NPE in PDFAIdentificationValidation.checkConformanceLevel()
[PDFBOX-2492] - Java 8u25 IllegalBlockSizeException decrypting pdf
[PDFBOX-2497] - GRAVE: FlateFilter: stop reading corrupt stream due to a 
[PDFBOX-2498] - ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException in PreflightParser.lastIndexOf
[PDFBOX-2500] - ClassCastException in StreamValidationProcess.checkFilters
[PDFBOX-2502] - false negative? 1.4.6 : Trailer Syntax error, ID is different in 
the first and the last trailer
[PDFBOX-2503] - false negative? 1: 7.2 : Error on MetaData, Producer present in 
the document catalog dictionary doesn't match with XMP information
[PDFBOX-2504] - ClassCastException in preflight: PDAnnotationWidget cannot be 
cast to PDField
[PDFBOX-2512] - OutOfMemory while signing large documents
[PDFBOX-2517] - Better error message on pdfA identification
[PDFBOX-2520] - Don't decrypt already decrypted pdfs
[PDFBOX-2521] - Don't throw IOException if stream length is missing in lenient mode
[PDFBOX-2522] - javax.crypto.IllegalBlockSizeException in ExtractText
[PDFBOX-2523] - IOException: Error: Expected a long type at offset 1218571, 
instead got 'xref'
[PDFBOX-2528] - IOException: Object must be defined and must not be compressed 
object: 0:0
[PDFBOX-2533] - Poor rendering with non-sequential parser
[PDFBOX-2541] - ClassCastException in BaseParser.parseCOSDictionaryValue


[PDFBOX-543] - Document the dependencies of PDFBox
[PDFBOX-1224] - Angle units are not consistent
[PDFBOX-1648] - FontBox can't load CMaps with no spaces between tokens
[PDFBOX-1738] - PDF with parsing IOException
[PDFBOX-1798] - Performance problem with PDDocument.saveIncremental (when 
signing document)
[PDFBOX-1833] - BaseParser tidy up
[PDFBOX-2197] - Add sample how to import a page as PDFormXObject
[PDFBOX-2250] - Improve XRef self healing mechanism
[PDFBOX-2394] - Add example code to extract embedded files in annotations
[PDFBOX-2414] - Allow non-sequential parser for PDFMerger in app
[PDFBOX-2456] - create TestSymmetricKeyEncryption.java
[PDFBOX-2468] - Switch FDFDocument.load from PDFParser to NonSequentialParser
[PDFBOX-2475] - Fix Checkstyle errors in the 1.8 branch
[PDFBOX-2480] - Add information about Snapshots to download section

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/

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