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April 18, 2018

XEP 4.27 released

RenderX has released XEP 4.27. This major release brings new features and improvements:

  • New way of specifying the Date fields in PDF Forms allows for format validation and dropdown calendar.
  • Improved kerning for OTF (OpenType) fonts. Both KERN and GPOS tables are supported.
  • PDF embedded attachments improved:
    • Embedding PDF attachments in PDF/A-3 implemented.
  • Added rx:insert-document-position option to specify place of insertion, such as before or after page-sequence.
  • Extended set of PDF Document Security Permissions implemented.
  • Bug fixes:
    • Wrong position of background image in embedded PDF when xep-pdf-page-scaling is used
    • Regression with PDF Document Security
    • Regression with broken footnotes in certain cases
    • NPE on table with changebar outside of table-cell and with footnote with list-block
    • Incorrect wrapping of fo:float


October 23, 2017

XEP 4.26 released

RenderX has released XEP 4.26. This major release brings new features and improvements:

  • PDF/UA compliance (specification):
    • Linear objects (lines, borders, rectangles etc.) are now marked as Layout artifacts.
    • The content of region-before/region-after are now marked as Pagination artifacts (of Header/Footer subtype). Fixed the read-out-loud of partial sentences in a paragraph.
    • Fixed null pointer exception on tagged documents, which happens when the same rx:pdf-structure-tag appears on two or more different pages.
  • Section 508 Tagged PDF improvements:
    • Added Colspan and Rowspan to the list of 508 attributes.
    • Added the information about Section 508 tagged PDF to XEP User Guide.
    • Fixed the order of the Link's children structure tags.
  • Cliser:
    • Added option to disable HTTPControl port.
  • PDF linearization improvements and fixes:
    • Improved compatibility of linearization info with new versions of Adobe Acrobat Preflight.
    • Fixed HintTable and EOL marker in linearization mode.
  • Bug fixes:
    • SVG image caching that led to wrong images added to the output
    • Page breaking on page-wide footnotes with id in a multicolumn content
    • Overflow in tables with block with id
    • Exception while reading CMap of Apple fonts
    • PDF forms
      • Printable combobox
      • Printing of the borders of the comb boxes
      • Broken multi-line textboxes
      • Empty string causing multiline PDF form lose text traits
    • NPE in "Read Out Loud"
    • NPE on some tables with changebars
    • Behavior with near zero RGBA color


December 22, 2016

EnMasse 3.1 released

RenderX has released EnMasse 3.1. This release comes with platform-independent and Windows specific distributions. The release features refactored code, improved performance, stability, and more informative log format. The full list of improvements is:

  • Performance improvements, including adding a new config option for caching control. See EnMasse User Guide for details on configuring certificates.
  • Increase in formatting speed: Test results showed up to 34% (with cache turned off) and minimum 11% improvement in peak performance.
  • Improved log format for being more informative.
  • Improved client for Fairy.
  • Bugfixes: Fixed WinMasse service stop command on Windows systems.


May 23, 2016

XEP 4.25 released

RenderX has released XEP 4.25. This major release brings new extensions and improvements:

  • PDF/UA compliance (specification):
    • Added the BBox attribute to the PDF Artifacts in the output.
    • Fixed the read-out-loud of partial sentences in a paragraph.
    • Fixed null pointer exception on tagged documents, which happens when the same rx:pdf-structure-tag appears on two or more different pages.
    • Fixed reading "empty page" on non-empty pages.
  • Bug fix in Section 508 Accessibility.
  • Changed font parsing (loading) strategy in XEP.
  • PDF linearization fixes.
  • Support for RGBA.
  • Fixed increasing memory consumption (memory leak).
    • Rewritten caching algorithms for images. Potential performance improvement, especially on Base64-encoded images.
  • Comb field support and improved positioning in PDF forms.

The DocBench bundle now includes oXygen XML Editor 18.


April 19, 2016

EnMasse 3.0 released

RenderX has released EnMasse 3.0. This release comes with platform-independent and Windows specific distributions. The release features completely redesigned load-balancing algorithms, support for secure connection (TLS), improved performance, stability, and security. The full list of improvements is:

  • Improved performance: Test results showed 17% increase in formatting speed.
  • Improved stability: Older versions may lose HTTP connections under high load.
  • Added HTTPS support for Fairy - a SOAP formatting server. See EnMasse User Guide for details on configuring certificates.
  • Added a sample client for Fairy.


October 8, 2015

VDPMill 4.1 released

RenderX has released VDPMill 4.1. The full list of improvements is below:


August 6, 2015

EnMasse 2.4 released

RenderX has released EnMasse 2.4. This release comes with platform-independent and Windows specific distributions. The full list of improvements is:

  • Improved stability on Linux.
  • Improved compatibility with third-party XSLT transformers. Saxon 9.X can be used now.
  • Added Access-Control-Allow-Origin option for Fairy. It allows sending cross-domain formatting requests to Fairy via a Web browser.
  • Minor logging improvements.


February 18, 2015

XEP 4.24 released

RenderX has released XEP 4.24. This major release brings new extensions and improvements:

  • New RenderX extension:
    • New option in the PDF backend, PAGE SCALING (<?xep-pdf-page-scaling value>), which can be used for changing the XEP default resolution (DPI), for example.
  • Improvements in XEP usability on Windows.
  • Bug fixes:
    • ICC CMYK colors in SVG;
    • Accessibility issue with table cells;
    • Memory leak in embedded PDF images;
    • NPE in embedded PDF images.


January 16, 2015

VisualXSL 2.4.6 released

RenderX has released VisualXSL VisualXSL 2.4.6. The full list of improvements is below:

  • Improved reliability on x64 platforms;
  • Fixed bugs in Paragraph Editor;
  • Fixed issue with Display Font Size.


July 15, 2014

XEP 4.23 released

RenderX has released XEP 4.23. This major release brings new extensions and improvements:

  • Improvements in Section 508 accessibility:
    • New RenderX extensions:
      • Associated header cell IDs (@rx:header-idref in <fo:table-cell> elements), which allows for better control of reading order.
  • Relaxed requirements for certain types of non-standard-compliant PDF files (incorrect end-of-file markers).
  • Relaxed requirements for certain types of JPEG images with incorrect EXIF data (zero IFD entries).

A number of bugs have been fixed, including patterns, image clipping in case of a gradient with opacity, and scientific notation in SVG, as well as a number of minor bugs.

The DocBench bundle now includes oXygen XML Editor 16.


August 28, 2013

VisualXSL 2.4.5 released

RenderX has released VisualXSL VisualXSL 2.4.5. The full list of improvements is below:

  • Table Editor now features:
    • Cell spanning and conditional rows;
    • Row and column reordering;
    • Convenient insertion of rows and columns and multi-selection.
  • Reusable/referable blocks and Sections, including those in table cells;
  • Conditional Sections and Choose blocks;
  • Search in source XML;
  • Added property fields for:
    • keep-with-* fields;
    • Individual borders for blocks;
  • Multiple bug-fixes in the Table Editor and Paragraph Editor and improved multi-selection.


August 8, 2013

XEP 4.22 released

RenderX has released XEP 4.22. This major release brings new output features and significant improvements:

  • New RenderX extensions for external PDF injection:
    • @rx:insert-document (in <fo:page-sequence>): insertion of a complete external PDF as a whole;
    • @rx:pdf-page (in <fo:external-graphic>): insertion of a specific page of a PDF image;
  • Improvements in Section 508 accessibility features:
    • Added processing of background images.

A number of bugs have been fixed, including re-ordering of gradients and gradients with opacity on paths in SVG.

The DocBench bundle now includes oXygen XML Editor 15.


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News

April 18, 2018
XEP 4.27 released

PDF/A-3 attachments;
Date fields in PDF forms;
KERN and GPOS support;
security permissions extended.
More news...


October 23, 2017
XEP 4.26 released

PDF/UA compliance;
Section 508 Tagged PDF;
linearization improvements;
Cliser: HTTPControl port on/off.
More news...


December 22, 2016
EnMasse 3.1 released

Cache management option;
Increased speed: up to +34%;
Informative log format;
New sample client.
More news...


May 23, 2016
XEP 4.25 released

PDF/UA compliance, RGBA;
new algorithms: font parsing,
linearization, image caching;
PDF forms: comb field support.
More news...


April 19, 2016
EnMasse 3.0 released

New load balancer:
Improved performance: +17%;
Improved stability and security;
HTTPS support for SOAP server.
More news...


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