[IRTalk] Fwd: [WEB4LIB] veraPDF 0.12 released alongside first version of wiki validation rules

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 10:23:48 SAST 2016


*Hilton Gibson*
Stellenbosch University Library

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From: Becky McGuinness <becky at openpreservation.org>
Date: 4 April 2016 at 10:20
Subject: [WEB4LIB] veraPDF 0.12 released alongside first version of wiki
validation rules
To: WEB4LIB at listserv.nd.edu

The latest software release features improved PDF/A-2b and PDF/A-3b
validation and the fully featured REST API.

veraPDF 0.12 has the following features:

Conformance checker:
* PDF/A-2 and PDF-A/3 improvements: implemented checks for optional
content, JPEG2000 requirements
* full compliance with BFO test suite (PDF/A-2b)
* PDF/A-1b fix: check for form field appearance
* code refactoring to enable PDF model implementation via different PDF
performance and memory optimization

Test corpus:
* full coverage of all predefined XMP properties

* The first version of the wiki identifying all PDF/A validation rules
is available at: https://github.com/veraPDF/veraPDF-validation-profiles/wiki

* veraPDF-library project refactored into multiple projects
* PDF Box validator implementation in separate project
* Automated source packaging with dependencies
* Corpus test results published online

The veraPDF validation engine implements the PDF/A specification using
formalisations of each requirement in PDF/A-1, PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3. The
wiki determines each rule used by the software and provides details on the
error(s) triggering a failure of the rule.

Download veraPDF 0.12 at:

Release notes are published at:

veraPDF is building the definitive, open source PDF/A validator. Please
download and test the software. If you encounter problems, or wish to make
suggestions, please add them to the project’s GitHub issue tracker (
https://github.com/veraPDF/veraPDF-library/issues). Your feedback is
very important, it helps to improve the software.

Keep up to date with the latest developments of veraPDF by subscribing
<http://verapdf.org/subscribe/> to the veraPDF consortium’s newsletter
​, or follow us <https://twitter.com/_veraPDF> on Twitter​

Led by the Open Preservation Foundation and the PDF Association, the
veraPDF consortium is developing the definitive open source, file-format
validator for all parts and conformance levels of ISO 19005 (PDF/A). The
software is designed to meet the needs of memory institutions responsible
for preserving digital content for the long term.

The veraPDF consortium is funded by the PREFORMA project
<http://www.preforma-project.eu/>. PREFORMA (PREservation FORMAts for
culture information/e-archives) is a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP)
project co-funded by the European Commission under its FP7-ICT Programme.

Becky McGuinness | Community Manager
@openpreserve | Skype: becky.mcguinness1

*Open Preservation Foundation*
*http://openpreservation.org/ <http://openpreservation.org/>*

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