NEWSLETTER Q1 Review - 2018

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Newsletter Q1 2018 - 1



Are you ready for GDPR?


On May 25th 2018, the European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. Due to the GDPR, many companies are busy adapting their policy to collect (personal) data - to make sure they are GDPR compliant.

However, still there are a lot of questions and misunderstandings that arise around GDPR, such as what benefits it can bring companies and how it can be implemented with some easy solutions. At iText Software, we take privacy seriously and would like to help you by sharing our insights on some easy PDF solutions for GDPR.

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NEW RELEASES - iText 7.1.1, 7.0.6, 5.5.13 and XFA Worker 5.5.13


On January 31st, we released:

  • iText 7.1.1 Core/Community for Java and .NET - by adding improvements in font handling and link annotation, adding image extraction and PNG color profiles etc. We also updated pdfHTML to 2.0.1 and pdfXFA to 2.0.0.  
    >> Learn more
  • The biggest news is that iText has taken its first steps to support .NET Standard 1.6. The frameworks that we are targeting are .NET Core 2.0, .NET Framework 4.6.2, UWP Fall Creators Update, Xamarin iOS, Xamarin Android, and Xamarin Forms. This hasn't been fully tested yet, so consider this as an experimental build for these platforms.  
    >> Learn more
  • iText 7.0.6 Core/Community for Java and .NET - adding support for License Key Library 3.0.1., and some assorted fixes ported from 7.1.0 and 7.1.1. As well as an update of the add-ons pdfHTML and pdfXFA to version 1.0.3.  
    >> Learn more
  • iText 5.5.13 Core for Java and .NET - support for License Key Library 3.0.1, and various fixes. We also updated XFA Worker to 5.5.13.
    >> Learn more

Try the new version 30 days for free - request now.

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We <3 our Devs Top Contributors Q1


An extra big thank you to these three top contributors for last quarter:

  • mkl: Michael Klink - contributor on Stack Overflow.
  • Ben Ingle - contributor on Stack Overflow.
  • mrsafi: Mohamed Safiyullah - contributor on GitHub.

Keep up the great work!

Want to be a top contributor next quarter?
Winners are decided based on the number of questions they answer or by the impact of their contribution. We  will announce our next top contributors in July 2018!

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AGPL user in the spotlight


We would like to introduce you to WCA who have integrated iText 7 Community (AGPL) into their TNoodle project.

About the WCA and their TNoodle project

The WCA or World Cube Association is the governing body for competitions ‘twisty puzzles’ such as the Rubik's Cube. To ensure fairness, every solve done at a competition must start with a state randomly chosen by a computer. More info about the WCA.

TNoodle is the official scramble program of the WCA, all official competitions use the current version of the official scramble program, and TNoodle is used at hundreds of competitions a year. It generates high-quality scramble sequences for all the events of a competition at once.

How TNoodle applies iText

TNoodle uses iText to generate PDFs with instructions for how to scramble puzzles. These PDFs ultimately ensure a fair, fun, and competitive atmosphere.


TNoodle-WCA-0.13.3 is now available here.

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Have you seen our Blockchain talk?


Last quarter, our devs worked hard to share some new insights with you, here a short list of our new technical resources:

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We need your help


We're pleased to announce that we're working on a new website with more focus on; mobile, our solutions, and technical resources. To make this happen we need your help.  Can you spare a few minutes to tell us what you like, dislike or would like to see us improve for the new website?
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Memorable iText Moments Q1

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