Release Note and Changelogs

September 17, 2014
July 22, 2014
Two months have passed since iText 5.5.1 and we're ready to release iText 5.5.2. Although the changelog may seem relatively short, there's one line in specific we've put a lot of effort into: Major improvements to the CSS parser . This is actually a complete rewrite of the CSS functionality, resulting in much better interpretation of CSS syntax. You'll find these changes in iText's XML Worker. The HTMLWorker class that was shipped with iText core was finally deprecated. We noticed that many people are starting to be aware of Tagged PDF, PDF...
May 19, 2014
Tags: Release
About a month ago, Adobe announced that it would never support XFA forms in Adobe Reader on mobile platforms ( see blogs.adobe.com on April 16, 2014 ). XFA forms are much more dynamic and interactive than ordinary PDF forms (AcroForms) and some mobile operating systems place restrictions on what can be done on a mobile device. This makes it very difficult (impossible actually) to provide the same dynamic PDF experience you expect on the desktop across all mobile devices using...
February 14, 2014
Tags: Release
In 2013, we had 6 iText releases, numbered from iText 5.4.0 to 5.4.5. For the first release of 2014, we thought it would be a good idea to switch to iText 5.5.0. That way, we get an idea of the release year, just by looking at the number. But let's take a look at what's more important: what's new in this release? We received plenty of feedback regarding the accessibility functionality that was introduced last year. The PDF/UA spec is relatively new and the ISO committee is still fixing a couple of issues that were discovered in the first version. The same goes for iText. For instance: we...
Tags: Release
The work that was planned for iText 5.4.4 , but postponed due to a customer priority, has now been done: we have completed support for PDF/A, more specifically PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3. XAdES-EPES support has also been added. Apart from the work that was scheduled, we've also fixed some iText 5.4.4-related issues that were reported to us by our customer; the new PdfCopy functionality to preserve the structure tree as well as the interactive form fields should now be ready for use. At the same time, some other PDF/UA-related issues were fixed, even in iText RUPS...
December 2nd, 2013
Tags: Release
When we released iText 5.4.3 a month and a half ago, we promised that we would continue working on PDF/A, more specifically: provide all the checks that ensure you the file you're creating is either PDF/A-2 or PDF/A-3, just the way we did with PDF/A-1. However, that will have to wait yet another release: one of our customers made us change our plans, and that's why iText 5.4.4 brings you something completely different, that —in our opinion— isn't less interesting. Merging accessible files In iText 5.3.4 , we...