Apache PDFBox 2.0 lands

Duff Johnson // March 21, 2016

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PDFBoxThe Apache Software Foundation's PDFBox v2.0, a Java SDK for creating and processing PDF files, is now available. The updated software includes over 1100 solved issues and numerous improvements and enhancements.

Changes in the 2.0 release span a broad range of PDF functionality from rendering to Unicode. Several areas, such as forms and digital signature and encryption support, were overhauled or extended. A substantially enhanced parser now includes a self-healing mechanism for malformed PDF files.

From a software packaging point of view the new package structure allows smaller runtime environments and reduced memory requirements. PDFBox 2.0 requires Java 6.

The Apache Foundation's press-release noted that in February 2015, "...[the PDFBox] project became the first Open Source Partner Organization of the PDF Association."

Learn more about the new release from the PDFBox 2.0 migration page.


ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Duff Johnson

Duff is ISO Project co-Leader for ISO 32000 (the PDF specification) and Project Leader for ISO 14289 (PDF/UA). He also serves as Executive Director of the PDF Association.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Duff Johnson

Duff is ISO Project co-Leader for ISO 32000 (the PDF specification) and Project Leader for ISO 14289 (PDF/UA). He also …

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