veraPDF 0.8 now available

Becky McGuinness becky at OPENPRESERVATION.ORG
Tue Dec 22 11:31:29 EST 2015

*Apologies for cross-posting*

We are pleased to announce the latest release of veraPDF. Version 0.8
features a re-designed command line interface (CLI) for validation and
feature extraction.

Highlights of this release are:


   Refactored plug-in architecture;

   Re-designed CLI for PDF/A validation and feature reporting;

   Supporting install scripts;

   Updated validation profile syntax;

   Simplified machine-readable report format;

   Synchronization with PDFBox 2.0 RC1 library.

The most important bugs fixed in this release are:


   comparison of Info dictionary and XMP metadata (PDF/A-1);

   support for missing resources and resource inheritance mechanism
   (PDF/A-1); and

   parsing TrueType fonts with zero-length tables.

Download veraPDF 0.8 at:

Release notes are published at:

veraPDF will deliver the definitive 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
<>. Your feedback is
important, it will contribute to improving the software.


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.

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

*Open Preservation Foundation*
* <>*


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