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October 11, 2018

XEP 4.28 released

RenderX has released XEP 4.28. This major release brings new features and improvements:

  • Improvements in Section 508 accessibility:
    • Added tagging (alt-description attribute) for PDF Form Fields.
    • PDF Form Fields: Added new field type: Digital Signature.
  • Improved Checkmark Position for Checkbox and Radio PDF Form Fields.
  • Added the Adobe-style Cross Checkmark for Checkbox PDF Form Fields (see documentation for details).
  • Added XMP Metadata injection.
  • Bug fixes:
    • New log warning: Tab Order field is a feature of PDF Version 1.5+; If the output document is generated for PDF 1.4, Acrobat 7 and 8 would report "page(s) with tab order that may be inconsistent with the structure order"; added a runtime warning about use it against PDF 1.4;
    • Fixed a problem when the continued table headers and table footers in case of static-content were not marked as Pagination artifacts.
    • Fixed wrong PDF tag order (TBody before THead) caused by background image in certain cases.
    • Cliser HttpControl: fixed a potential vulnerability to Cross-Site Scripting (XSS 404).
    • AFP backend: Fixed broken output stream caused by not 8 bytes long codepage name specifying in config.
    • Fixed a bug that prevented embedded JavaScript from working in PDF.


August 1, 2018

EnMasse 3.2 released

RenderX has released EnMasse 3.2. This release comes with platform-independent and Windows specific distributions. The release features a multi-service mode, improved performance and security, and simplified config format. The full list of improvements is:

  • Added multi-service mode - Fork. See EnMasse User Guide for details on using it.
    • Increase in formatting speed: Test results showed up to 53% in certain configurations.
  • Improved Cliser logs.
  • Major refactoring and improvement of the Sample Client: It can be used for performance testing now.
  • Simplified config format: Triple quoting is no longer necessary.
  • Bugfixes: Fixed WinMasse service stop command on Windows systems.
    • Actinia hanging when active folder becomes unreachable.
    • Fixed Cliser HTTP control potential vulnerability.


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.


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News

October 11, 2018
XEP 4.28 released

Digital Signature form field;
Adobe Cross mark;
Improved Checkmark Position;
XMP Metadata injection.
More news...


August 1, 2018
EnMasse 3.2 released

Multi-service mode - Fork;
improved Cliser logs;
simplified config format;
improved sample client.
More 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...


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