ICEpdf 6.1.0 Release Notes

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ICEpdf 6.1.0 Release Notes

February 4th, 2016


Contents

This document includes the following sections:

About This Release

ICEpdf v6.1 is a certified production release that introduces support for validating digital signatures.

Notable Changes and Enhancements

  • Rendering Core
    • New core API for validating digital signatures.
    • Updated Batik libraries to version 1.6.1.
    • Fixed a few annotation initialization issues.
  • Viewer RI
    • Addition of new utility pane tab for displaying digital signatures validation results.
    • Addition of several new dialogs for viewing digital signature properties and certificate details.
  • Run Time Dependencies
    • In order to support digital signature validation it is now required to included the included bouncy castle jars on the class path; bcprov-jdk15on.jar bcprov-ext-jdk15on.jar bcpkix-jdk15on.jar.
    • If signature validation is not used then these jars an be omitted from the class-path.

For a complete list of all changes in this release, see the related JIRA Change Log.

Known Issues

The following section describes the most commonly encountered known issues with this release. For a complete reference of all outstanding issues please refer to the ICEpdf.org JIRA issue tracker.
General

  • Choice Button may persist in thew viewer even after focus is lost but data will be written as expected on OSX.
  • Language support for none English languages is limited to the main Viewer controls and may be incomplete for the Utility pane or popup dialogs.

Migration Notes

5.x to 6.x Migration Notes

API Behavior Changes

  • In memory file loading is now the default behavior for files under 200 MB. The system property org.icepdf.core.filecache.enabled=false to override this behavior.
  • API access is now possible for a Page's Shapes.

Viewer RI

  • The Viewer RI has been updated with new annotation components to represent each form field type. Manipulating this components will change the underling data model for the respective field type.
  • A new interactive form toolbar has been added the main tool bar. The interactive form toolbar currently only contains one button to control form field highlight visibility. The toolbar can be hidden using the PropertiesManager and the property application.toolbar.show.forms=false.

4.x to 5.x Migration Notes

API Packaging Changes

  • The memory manager has been updated and it is no longer required to lock a Page object when accessing it through the PageTree API.
  • PagePainter object is no long passed into a call to Page.paint() method. If long running Page paint method needs to be interrupted then a call to page.requestInterrupt() should be made.
  • The use of Hashtable in the Dictionary class has been replaced with HashMap object.

System Properties

  • Image scaling is now off by default and there two new scaling options, more information can be referenced found here, imaging options
  • Many system properties have been removed as they are no longer needed or irrelevant. Please review System Properties for a complete list of supported system properties.

Viewer RI

  • The Viewer RI has been updated to support annotation editing tools, for more information on these see Working with Annotations .
  • Layer support has been added to the Viewer RI utility pane, for more information see User Layers .

3.x to 4.x Migration Notes

The following changes may affect applications that were originally developed with a previous version of ICEpdf.
ICEpdf Core API

  • When extracting text using the org.icepdf.core.pobjects.Page Object the method not longer turns a Vector of Strings. Instead it now returns the data structure org.icepdf.core.pobjects.graphics.text.PageText. See class document and the example install_dir/icepdf/examples/extraction/PageTextExtraction.java for correct usage.

2.x to 4.x Migration Notes

The following changes may affect applications that were originally developed with a previous version of ICEpdf.

ICEpdf Jar File Changes

  • The ICEpdf jar file names have been updated to better indicate their respective usage.
  • Please update your applications to reflect the new jar names.
    • icepdf-core.jar - was icepdf.jar, contains core ICEpdf rendering classes.
    • icepdf-viewer.jar - was ri_pdf.jar, contains viewer reference implementation.
    • icepdf-pro.jar * - Professional font library available under commercial licensing.
    • icepdf-pro-int.jar * - Professional font library CMap files, available under commercial licensing.
      * Denotes JAR files that are only available in ICEpdf Pro commercial release.

API Packaging Changes

  • ICEpdf 4.0 packaging has been updated to match the domain of the new community site http://www.icepdf.org/.
  • Please update your applications to reflect the new base package name.
    • Former package-name: com.icesoft.*
    • New package-name: org.icepdf.*
  • The ICEpdf API rendering core is now rooted at org.icepdf.core.*.
  • The ICEpdf API viewer reference implementation is now rooted at org.icepdf.ri.*.

System Properties

  • ICEpdf system properties have been changed to match the domain name of the community site http://www.icepdf.org/.
  • Please update your applications use of ICEpdf system properties to reflect the new base package name.
    • Former package-name: com.icesoft.*
    • New package-name: org.icepdf.*

JDK 1.5+ Now Required

  • ICEpdf source code has been updated to the JDK 1.5 Java language specification to take advantage of numerous features and improvements to the Java programming language. As a result, ICEpdf v4.0 is not deployable to Java JRE versions older than 1.5.
  • Older versions of the Java JDK and JRE have been added to Sun's end of life and are no longer publicly supported.
    • JDK 1.3.1 reached the end of its service life (EOSL), December 11th, 2006.
    • JDK 1.4.2 reached the end of its service life (EOSL), October 11th, 2008.
  • For more information on Java Platform Migration please see http://java.sun.com/j2se/JM_White_Paper_R6A.pdf.

Logging System

  • ICEpdf 4.0 now uses Java logging API for all logging tasks.
  • A sample logging.properties file is included in the directory .../install_dir/icepdf/lib/.
  • The custom logging properties file can be specified with the following system property:
    • -Djava.util.logging.config.file=logging.properties
  • Further information on java.util.logging can be found at http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/guide/logging/.


Support

Please visit the www.icepdf.org community site for additional information, demos, and resources.

All questions, comments, or general discussion specific to ICEpdf 5.0 should be made in the ICEpdf Forum forum.

For information on commercial support, professional services, and training, please visit http://support.icepdf.org.

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