[IRTalk] Fwd: [WEB4LIB] veraPDF 0.14 PDF/A validator released with launch of demo website

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Fri May 6 09:10:57 SAST 2016


*Hilton Gibson*
Stellenbosch University Library

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Becky McGuinness <becky at openpreservation.org>
Date: 6 May 2016 at 08:19
Subject: [WEB4LIB] veraPDF 0.14 PDF/A validator released with launch of
demo website
To: WEB4LIB at listserv.nd.edu

We are pleased to announce the latest release of veraPDF. Version 0.14
features Transparency and Unicode character map validation in PDF/A-2
levels B and U. Other highlights include:

*Conformance checker:*

   - added all transparency-related validation rules in PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3
   - added full Level U support in PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3
   - code refactoring to synchronize GUI, API and CLI interfaces
   - PDF/A-1B fix: check both Tiling patterns used as different fill and
   stroke colour spaces in the same painting operations
   - added initial versions of PDF/A-2U, PDF/A-2A, PDF/A-3U, PDF/A-3A
   validation profiles. We now have initial validation for all PDF/A flavours.

*Test corpus:*

   - added a further 65 atomic test files for PDF/A-2 specific requirements


   - a demo of the REST interface is available at http://demo.verapdf.org

*Download veraPDF 0.14:*
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*Release notes:*
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This is the first release of the final design phase which began on 19 April
following the PREFORMA Project EC review at their Open Source Workshop
​ (http://opensourceworkshop.preforma-project.eu/programme/)​

veraPDF is building the definitive, open source PDF/A validator. The
project benefits from a high level of development resource and PDF/A
expertise. Please support our efforts by downloading and testing the
software. If you encounter problems, or wish to suggest improvements,
please add them to the project’s GitHub issue tracker
​ (https://github.com/veraPDF/veraPDF-library/issues)​
. You can expect a speedy response. Your feedback is very important, it
helps to improve the software.

Keep up to date with the latest developments of veraPDF by subscribing to
the veraPDF consortium’s newsletter
​ (http://verapdf.org/subscribe/)​

*About veraPDF*
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. 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
​ (http://www.preforma-project.eu/)​

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

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

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