Release Note and Changelogs

September 16, 2013
July 30, 2013
Tags: Release
We're releasing iText 5.4.3 and as promised, we've been working on PAdES-5 and PDF/A. We already supported signing XFA forms using XML-DSig, now we also have support for signing using XAdES (which is required to meet the PAdES-5 standard). For the moment, only BES is supported (EPES will follow). As for PDF/A, iText will now make sure you can create documents that are fully compliant with PDF/A-1. That was already possible in the past, but iText didn't check if all the requirements for compliance were met, that was the responsibility of the developer. With the new release all these checks are...
Last year (2012), we focused on four goals: Creating an Android port for iText, Making iText Cloud-ready (GAE), Updating the digital signatures functionality to make iText PDF 2.0-ready, Creating a new product, named XFA Worker, that allows flattening of dynamic XFA forms. By the end of the year, numerous customers were using iText on Android , a customer presented how he was using iText on GAE, we published a digital signatures white paper and we had our first...
May 31, 2013
Tags: Release
Almost two months have passed since 13th anniversary release of iText. We've spent these months on some projects for customers, on developing new business models (visiting different companies in the US) and on tying the loose ends that surfaced due to the major changes in 5.4.0. Let's take a look at the most important changes: The previous release was more or less the PDF/UA-release, introducing a better way to create and reuse structured PDFs aka Tagged PDF. In this release, we've added the support for extra attributes and we fixed some minor problems. We've introduced plenty of new ways to...
April 11, 2013
February 14, 2013
Thirteen years ago, on February 14th of the magical year 2000, I published version 0.30 of a library I had been writing in my spare time. This library allowed developers to enhance their applications with simple PDF generation functionality without having to know anything about PDF syntax. Being a fan of Donald Knuth, I was looking for a name that sounded like TeX, but that was different enough for people not to confuse it with TeX. As the first versions of my library were only able to process text —images weren't supported until the summer of 2000—, I experimented with variations on the...
December 19, 2012