An early release of the veraPDF validation library is now available. This 0.4 release delivers:
- a working validation model and validator;
- an initial, unverified PDF/A-1b validation profile; and
- prototype PDF feature reporting (characterisation).
This release comes ahead of our development schedule enabling users to test our first implementation of PDF/A-1b validation on single files, using a GUI. The latest version of the 0.4 release can be obtained from our download area: http://downloads.verapdf.org/rel/veraPDF-library-GUI-latest.zip
Version 0.4 release notes are available on GitHub: https://github.com/veraPDF/veraPDF-library/releases/tag/v0.4.10.
Instructions for unpacking the GUI zip archive, running the GUI and loading the PDF/A-1b profile can be found here: https://github.com/veraPDF/veraPDF-library#unpacking–using-the-gui-package
The PDF/A-1b profile has been tested internally against our corpora, but has not been fully assessed by the PDF Association’s PDF Validation Technical Working Group (TWG), nor has it passed the PREFORMA project’s acceptance tests.
Feedback is welcome, please use the project’s GitHub issue tracker to submit bug reports or enhancement requests.
Our next release milestone is on 31 October 2015, aligning with the end of the first design phase of the PREFORMA project. Details of the software development roadmap are published on the veraPDF website. You can also receive updates by subscribing to the veraPDF consortium’s newsletter.