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PDFBox

19 Jul 2017 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Mark]

## Description:
- the Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with PDF
documents.

## Issues:
- there are no issue requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:
- we are working on fixing bugs in 2.0.x
- there are some small improvements as well
- Levigo is thinking about relicensing their JBig2 ImageIO plugin [1], which
is an optional dependency of PDFBox. Furthermore they think about donating the
plugin to the PDFBox community. Jörg Henne from Levigo contacted us on
dev@pdfbox and we showed our interest. Levigo has to do some more legal
homework, but it looks like we'll get some new stuff soon.

[1] https://github.com/levigo/jbig2-imageio

## Health report:
- there is a steady stream of contributions, bug reports and questions on the
mailing lists

## PMC changes:

- Currently 17 PMC members.
- No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
- Last PMC addition was Tim Allison on Mon Sep 19 2016

## Committer base changes:

- Currently 17 committers.
- No new committers added in the last 3 months
- Last committer addition was Tim Allison at Mon Sep 19 2016

## Releases:

- 2.0.6 was released on Mon May 15 2017


## JIRA activity:

- 109 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
- 110 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

19 Apr 2017 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Rich]

## Description:
- the Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with PDF
documents.

## Issues:
- there are no issue requiring board attention at this time.

## Activity:
- we are working on fixing bugs in 2.0.x
- there are some small improvements as well
- we decided to switch the current trunk from 2.1.0 to 3.0.0 as we are going
to introduce some api changes which require a major release
- Maruan started an effort to update our website
- we support the new donation campaign and added the logo including a link

## Health report:
- there is a steady stream of contributions, bug reports and questions on the
mailing lists

## PMC changes:
- Currently 17 PMC members.
- No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
- Last PMC addition was Tim Allison on Mon Sep 19 2016

## Committer base changes:
- Currently 17 committers.
- No new committers added in the last 3 months
- Last committer addition was Tim Allison at Mon Sep 19 2016

## Releases:
- 2.0.5 was released on Fri Mar 17 2017

## JIRA activity:
- 105 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
- 106 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

18 Jan 2017 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Brett]

## Description:

 - the Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with PDF
   documents.

## Issues:

 - there are no issues requiring board attention at this time
 - we solved an issue with an android port of PDFBox. The author didn't
   change the package names after forking PDFBox. We asked him to change that
   and he complied.

## Activity:

 - we are working on fixing bugs in 2.0.x
 - there are some small improvements as well
 - Maruan started an effort to update our logo. It's still a work in progress

## Health report:

 - there is a steady stream of contributions, bug reports and questions on
   the mailing lists

## PMC changes:

 - Currently 17 PMC members.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was Tim Allison on Mon Sep 19 2016

## Committer base changes:

 - Currently 17 committers.
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was Tim Allison at Mon Sep 19 2016

## Releases:

 - 1.8.13 was released on Fri Dec 09 2016
 - 2.0.4 was released on Fri Dec 16 2016

## JIRA activity:

 - 120 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 105 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

19 Oct 2016 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Chris]

## Description:
- the Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with PDF
documents.

## Issues:
- there are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## Activity:
- we are working on fixing bugs in 2.0.x
- there are some small improvements as well

## Health report:
- there is a steady stream of contributions, bug reports and questions on the
mailing lists
- there is an increasing number of inquiries about our new major version
2.0.x. There are more and more new people being attracted as well as users
upgrading from the former 1.8.x version.

## PMC changes:

- Currently 17 PMC members.
- Tim Allison was added to the PMC on Mon Sep 19 2016

## Committer base changes:

- Currently 17 committers.
- Tim Allison was added as a committer on Mon Sep 19 2016

## Releases:

- 2.0.3 was released on Sat Sep 17 2016

## JIRA activity:

- 111 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
- 94 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

20 Jul 2016 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Greg]

## Description:
- the Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with PDF
documents.

## Issues:
- there are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## Activity:
- we are working on fixing bugs in 2.0.x
- thanks to Shane, PDFBox is now registered as trademark

## Health report:
- there is a steady stream of contributions, bug reports and questions on the
mailing lists
- the core team consists of 4 - 5 active developers
- we are still searching for new blood but due to our small community it isn't
that easy to accomplish. We started a discussion on private@ right after our
last board report

## PMC changes:

- Currently 16 PMC members.
- No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
- Last PMC addition was John Hewson on Thu Feb 06 2014

## Committer base changes:

- Currently 16 committers.
- No new committers added in the last 3 months
- Last committer addition was John Hewson at Fri Feb 07 2014

## Releases:

- 1.8.12 was released on Tue Apr 26 2016
- 2.0.1 was released on Tue Apr 26 2016
- 2.0.2 was released on Thu Jun 09 2016

## JIRA activity:

- 103 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
- 87 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

20 Apr 2016 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Marvin]

## Description:
The Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with PDF
documents.

## Issues:
- there are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## Activity:
- after releasing three RCs we finally got our long awaited major release
2.0.0 out of the door
- Sally helped us to spread the word about the new release:
 - https://s.apache.org/Ly9B
 - https://s.apache.org/CErv
 - https://s.apache.org/NK05
- first discussions about possible fields to be included in 2.1.x/3.0.x just
started

## Health report:
- there is a steady stream of contributions, bug reports and questions on the
mailing lists
- the core team consists of 4 - 5 active developers
- due to the new release there were a significant increase of messages on
users@
- due to the new release there were a significant decrease of messages on dev@
as we limited our development activities to bugfixes

## PMC changes:
- Currently 16 PMC members.
- No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
- Last PMC addition was John Hewson on Thu Feb 06 2014

## Committer base changes:
- Currently 16 committers.
- No new committers added in the last 3 months
- Last committer addition was John Hewson at Fri Feb 07 2014

## Releases:
- 1.8.11 was released on Mon Jan 18 2016
- 2.0.0 was released on Fri Mar 18 2016

## Mailing list activity:
- users@pdfbox.apache.org:
 - 551 subscribers (up 4 in the last 3 months):
 - 644 emails sent to list (447 in previous quarter)

- dev@pdfbox.apache.org:
 - 151 subscribers (up 3 in the last 3 months):
 - 1907 emails sent to list (3158 in previous quarter)

## JIRA activity:
- 126 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
- 120 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

20 Jan 2016 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Greg]

## Description:
The Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for
working with PDF documents.

## Issues:
- there are no issues requiring board attention at this time"

## Activity:
- we are planning to release the third and hopefully last RC of PDFBox very
soon
- as there are a lot of fixes for the 1.8 branch we are going to release a
bugfix version of the 1.8 branch as well
- joining forces with Tim Allison from Apache TIKA to run some bulk tests
(analyzing ~250k of pdfs using different of versions of PDFBox) is a huge help
in many ways
 - compare 2.0.0 with 1.8.x (benchmarks as well as comparing results)
 - determine regressions
 - observe memory footprint/performance
 - find pdfs using rare features/combination of features which are unsupported
   by PDFBox

## Health report:
- there is a steady stream of contributions, bug reports and questions on the
mailing lists
- the core team consists of 4 - 5 active developers
- after releasing two RCs of the next major version more people show their
interest in PDFBox (see the increased number of subscribers to users@)

## PMC changes:

- Currently 16 PMC members.
- No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
- Last PMC addition was John Hewson at Thu Feb 06 2014

## Committer base changes:

- Currently 16 committers.
- No new committers added in the last 3 months
- Last committer addition was John Hewson at Fri Feb 07 2014

## Releases:

- 1.8.10 on Jul 22 2015
- 2.0.0 RC1 on Oct 19 2015
- 2.0.0 RC2 on Nov 22 2015

## Mailing list activity:

- users@pdfbox.apache.org:
 - 543 subscribers (up 41 in the last 3 months):
 - 451 emails sent to list (535 in previous quarter)

- dev@pdfbox.apache.org:
 - 147 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
 - 3260 emails sent to list (2871 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

- 175 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
- 163 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

21 Oct 2015 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Brett]

## Description:
 The Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with
 PDF documents.

## Activity:
- after a long time of hard work we decided to cut a release candidate for
 2.0.0 this october. As we are down to 6 open tickets I'm quite optimistic
 that it'll really come true
- we joined forces with Tim Allison from Apache TIKA to run some bulk tests
 from time to time to avoid regressions

## Health report:
- there is a steady stream of contributions, bug reports and questions on
 the mailing lists
- the core team consists of 4 - 5 active developers
- we expect to attract more people once our new major release is out of the
 door

## Issues:
- there are no issues requiring board attention at this time"

## PMC changes:

- Currently 16 PMC members.
- No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
- Last PMC addition was John Hewson at Thu Feb 06 2014

## LDAP changes:

- Currently 16 committers and 16 committee group members.
- No new committee group members added in the last 3 months
- No new committers added in the last 3 months
- Last committer addition was John Hewson at Fri Feb 07 2014

## Releases:

- 1.8.10 was released on Wed Jul 22 2015

## Mailing list activity:

- users@pdfbox.apache.org:
  - 497 subscribers (up 6 in the last 3 months):
  - 519 emails sent to list (578 in previous quarter)

- dev@pdfbox.apache.org:
  - 145 subscribers (down -4 in the last 3 months):
  - 2932 emails sent to list (2594 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

- 151 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
- 143 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

15 Jul 2015 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Jim]

## Description:
 The Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with
 PDF documents.

## Activity:

- the work on our next major release 2.0.0 is an ongoing effort
- our plan to cut a first release candidate in April didn't come true
- we are down to round about 25 tickets for 2.0.0

##GSoC

- Project "PDFBOX-2530 improve PDFDebugger" is doing nicely, many useful code
 contributions by the student have been committed, and benefits of the improved
 PDFDebugger are already being felt. The best is that the activities of the
 student have motivated other committers to provide additional improvements, so
 the whole thing is now a group effort that is expanded beyond the original
 targets

## Issues:

- there are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## PMC/Committership changes:

- Currently 16 committers and 16 PMC members in the project.
- No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
- Last PMC addition was John Hewson at Tue Feb 11 2014
- No new committers added in the last 3 months
- Last committer addition was John Hewson at Fri Feb 07 2014

## Releases:

- Last release was 1.8.9 on Sat Mar 28 2015

## Mailing list activity:

- users@pdfbox.apache.org:
  - 496 subscribers (up 15 in the last 3 months):
  - 579 emails sent to list (572 in previous quarter)

- dev@pdfbox.apache.org:
  - 148 subscribers (down -2 in the last 3 months):
  - 2609 emails sent to list (3650 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

- 110 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
- 97 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

22 Apr 2015 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Greg]

## Description:
   The Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with
   PDF documents.

## Activity:

 - Apache™ PDFBox™ named an Open Source Partner Organization of the PDF
   Association, see http://s.apache.org/Wsf for further details
 - there is a steady stream of contributions and bug reports from the
   community
 - we've just released another bugfix release 1.8.9
 - the work on our next major release 2.0 is an ongoing effort
 - we are planning to cut a first release candidate in April

## GSoC:
 - PDFBox participates in GSoC2015 with issue PDFBOX-2530
 - Tilman Hausherr is the registered mentor
 - there have been two applications

## Issues:

 - there are no issues requiring board attention at this time

## PMC/Committership changes:

 - Currently 16 committers and 16 PMC members in the project.
 - No new PMC members added in the last 3 months
 - Last PMC addition was John Hewson at Tue Feb 11 2014
 - No new committers added in the last 3 months
 - Last committer addition was John Hewson at Fri Feb 07 2014

## Releases:

 - 1.8.9 was released on Sat Mar 28 2015

## Mailing list activity:

 - users@pdfbox.apache.org:
    - 480 subscribers (down -9 in the last 3 months):
    - 589 emails sent to list (344 in previous quarter)

 - dev@pdfbox.apache.org:
    - 151 subscribers (up 2 in the last 3 months):
    - 3710 emails sent to list (4297 in previous quarter)


## JIRA activity:

 - 153 JIRA tickets created in the last 3 months
 - 196 JIRA tickets closed/resolved in the last 3 months

21 Jan 2015 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Brett]

The Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with PDF
documents.

General Comments
----------------

There are no issues that require Board attention.

Community
---------

There is a steady stream of contributions and bug reports from the community.

John Hewson and Tilman Hausherr were added as committers and PMC members to
our ranks in February 2014.

493 (481 last report) subscribers on the user@ list
149 (155 last report) subscribers on the dev@ list

170 JIRA tickets were created and 233 were resolved in the past 3 months.

Releases
--------

Version 1.8.8 was released on 13nd of December 2014. It is an incremental
bugfix release based on PDFBox 1.8.x.

Development:
------------

The work on our next major release is an ongoing effort. The main topics are:

- switch to java 1.6
- enhance the parser
- code cleanup
- enhance rendering
- enhance font handling
- add unicode support
- reduce memory footprint

The long-awaited new major release is still under construction and there is
still a lot to do. Most of the bigger parts are done so that we see the light
at the end of the tunnel.

Software Quality
----------------

There is an ongoing effort to improve PDFBox based on the analysis of
different tools such as SonarQube, FindBugs and others. Only last month we
reduced the number of issues as reported SonarQube by 20%.

We joined our forces with the Tika project. Tim Allison ran some tests on
their huge pool of test files pdfs (> 50.000 pdfs) to
- avoid regressions when preparing the PDFBox 1.8.8 bugfix release
- get clearance for updating Tika to use PDFBox 1.8.8
- find differences/areas for improvements comparing the new major release 2.0
to the current released version 1.8.x
- avoid regressions when switching the parser
- find areas for improvements/unsupported features and corner case pdfs not
exactly following the pdf specs

15 Oct 2014 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Sam]

The Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with PDF
documents.

General Comments
----------------

There are no issues that require Board attention.

Community
---------

There is a steady stream of contributions and bug reports from the community.

John Hewson and Tilman Hausherr were added as committers and PMC members to
our ranks in February 2014.

Jukka Zitting stepped back and went emeritus per his own request in April
2014.

481 (451 last report) subscribers on the user@ list 155 (153 last report)
subscribers on the dev@ list

Releases
--------

Version 1.8.7 was released on 19nd of September 2014. It is an incremental
bugfix release based on PDFBox 1.8.x.

GSoC
----

PDFBOX-1915: (Mentor Tilman Hausherr)
The code was merged into the PDFBox codebase and was shipped as part of
the 1.8.7 release.

Development:
------------

The work on our next major release is an ongoing effort. The main topics are:

- switch to java 1.6
- enhance the parser
- code cleanup
- enhance rendering
- enhance font handling
- reduce memory footprint

We hoped to release the new major release in the late summer but reality
proves us wrong. It'll take some more time.

16 Jul 2014 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Brett]

The Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with PDF
documents.

General Comments
----------------

There are no issues that require Board attention.

Community
---------

There is a steady stream of contributions and bug reports from the community.

451 (452 last report) subscribers on the user@ list
153 (157 last report) subscribers on the dev@ list

Maruan gave a presentation about PDFBox at the PDF Days Europe 2014 in cologne.
We got some positive feedback and a couple of people show some interest in our
project/community.

Releases
--------

Version 1.8.5 was released on 2nd of May 2014
Version 1.8.6 was released on 22nd of June 2014

Both are incremental bugfix releases based on PDFBox 1.8.x.

GSoC
----

PDFBOX-1912 (Mentor John Hewson):
The major components of the OCR support have been completed and the code is
currently on the student’s GitHub page awaiting further integration. Student
has passed their midterm and plans to work on extended features before making
a commit towards the end of the project.

PDFBOX-1915: (Mentor Tilman Hausherr)
The first half of the project (which is also the core component) has been
completed successfully and the student has passed her midterm evaluation. It
is planned to commit the code within a few days.

Development:
------------

The work on our next major release is an ongoing effort. The main topics are:

- switch to java 1.6
- modularization
- replace/enhance the parser
- code cleanup
- enhance rendering

We are targeting the late summer as a rough release date for the next
major release.

16 Apr 2014 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Roy]

The Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with PDF
documents.


General Comments
----------------

There are no issues that require Board attention.


Community
---------

There is a steady stream of contributions and bug reports from the community.

John Hewson and Tilman Hausherr were added as committers and PMC members to
our ranks in February 2014.

Eric Leleu stepped back and went emeritus per his own request in March 2014.

452 (429 last report) subscribers on the user@ list
157 (164 last report) subscribers on the dev@ list

Maruan Sahyoun is going to present PDFBox at the PDF Days Europe in Cologne
on June 16th-17th.

http://www.pdfa.org/event/pdf-days-europe-2014-2/
http://www.pdfa.org/2014/03/pdf-days-europe-2014-agenda/

Releases
--------

Version 1.8.4 was released on 31st of January 2014

1.8.4 is an incremental bugfix release based on PDFBox 1.8.x.

GSoC
----

John Hewson and Tilman Hausherr prepared 2 projects to be mentored at GSoC 2014

PDFBOX-1912 https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PDFBOX-1912
PDFBOX-1915 https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PDFBOX-1915

We received 4 proposals and the rating is ongoing, see timeline at
https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/events/google/gsoc2014

Development:
------------

Most likely the next bugfix version 1.8.5 will be released in the 2nd quarter.

The work on our next major release is an ongoing effort. The main topics are:

- switch to java 1.6
- modularization
- replace/enhance the parser
- refactor the underlying COS model
- code cleanup
- enhance rendering

15 Jan 2014 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Shane]

The Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with PDF
documents.

General Comments
----------------

There are no issues that require Board attention.

Community
---------

There is a steady stream of contributions and bug reports from the community.

After adding Maruan Sahyoun and Thomas Chojecki to our ranks in March 2013
there weren't any changes so far.

429 (404 last report) subscribers on the user@ list
164 (160 last report) subscribers on the dev@ list

Releases
--------

Version 1.8.3 was released on 29th of November 2013

1.8.3 is an incremental bugfix release based on PDFBox 1.8.x.

Development:
------------

Most likely the next bugfix version 1.8.4 will be released this quarter.

The work on our next major release is an ongoing effort. The main topics are:

- switch to java 1.6
- modularization
- replace/enhance the parser
- refactor the underlying COS model
- code cleanup
- enhance rendering

After the transition to the Apache CMS we are now ready to improve our
documentation. We started with an overview of the PDF specification
coverage of PDFBox.

Furthermore we are going to overhaul the existing test cases. There is an
ongoing discussion on how to enhance the test coverage.

16 Oct 2013 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Sam]

The Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with PDF
documents.

General Comments
----------------

There are no issues that require Board attention.

Community
---------

There is a steady stream of contributions and bug reports from the community.

After adding Maruan Sahyoun and Thomas Chojecki to our ranks in March 2013
there weren't any changes so far.

404 (364 last report) subscribers on the user@ list
160 (156 last report) subscribers on the dev@ list

Releases
--------

Version 1.8.2 was released on 2th of june 2013

1.8.2 is an incremental bugfix release based on PDFBox 1.8.x.

Development:
------------

Most likely the next bugfix version 1.8.3 will be released this quarter. We
already started making the preparations.

The work on our next major release just started. The main topics are:

- switch to java 1.6
- modularization
- replace/enhance the parser
- refactor the underlying COS model
- code cleanup
- enhance rendering

17 Jul 2013 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Doug]

The Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with PDF
documents.

General Comments
----------------

There are no issues that require Board attention.

Community
---------

There is a steady stream of contributions and bug reports from the community.

After adding Maruan Sahyoun and Thomas Chojecki to our ranks in the last
quarter there weren't any changes this time.

364 subscribers on the user@ list
156 subscribers on the dev@ list

Releases
--------

Version 1.8.2 was released on 2th of june 2013

1.8.2 is an incremental bugfix release based on PDFBox 1.8.x.

Development:
------------

We are now using the Apache CMS for our website. Thanks to Maruan Sahyoun
and Joe Schaefer the migration went smooth without any issues.

A discussion about a new major release of PDFBox just started. We already
gathered a lot of ideas of possible changes, such as

- switch to java 1.6
- modularization
- replace/enhance the parser
- refactor the underlying COS model
- update dependencies including possible api-changes, e.g. bouncy castle
- code cleanup
- ...

17 Apr 2013 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Doug]

The Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with PDF
documents.

General Comments
----------------

There are no issues that require Board attention.

Community
---------

There is a steady stream of contributions and bug reports from the community.

We invited two new committers/PMC-members to our ranks and both accepted:

Maruan Sahyoun
Thomas Chojecki

351 subscribers on the user@ list
154 subscribers on the dev@ list

Releases
--------

Version 1.8.0 was released on 23th of march 2013
Version 1.8.1 was released on 10th of april 2013

New modules since 1.8.0:
 Preflight to validate PDF files against the PDF/A-1b ISO standard
 Xmpbox to handle XMP metadata in PDF file

Development:
------------

We decided to use the Apache CMS for our website. Maruan is working on the
transition.

Next major development cycles:
- enhance testing
- modularization
- parser enhancements

16 Jan 2013 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Roy]

The Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with PDF
documents.


General Comments
----------------

There are no issues that require Board attention.


Community
---------

It was again a quiet quarter but there is still a steady stream of
contributions and bug reports from the community. No new committers/PMC
members.

339 subscribers on the user@ list
152 subscribers on the dev@ list

Releases
--------

At ApacheConEU some of us started a discussion on a possible new release
and I hope we will prepare for a new one in the first quarter this year.

Version 1.7.1 was released on 25th of July 2012


Development:
------------

The development on the next major release is still in progress. We are
currently working on

- improved font handling
- improved rendering
- bugfixing

Guillaume finished the refactoring of the xmpbox module.

17 Oct 2012 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Sam]

The Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with PDF
documents.

General Comments
----------------

There are no issues that require Board attention.

Community
---------

It was a quiet quarter but there is still a steady stream of contributions and
bug reports from the community. No new committers/PMC members.

Releases
--------

PDFBox 1.7.1 was released on 25th of July 2012

Development:
------------

The development on the next major release is still in progress. We are
currently working on

- improved font handling
- improved rendering
- refactoring + improved integration of xmpbox
- bugfixing

Eric finished the refactoring of the preflight module. Guillaume is still
working on the xmpbox module.

25 Jul 2012 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Jim]

The Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with PDF
documents.


General Comments
----------------

There are no issues that require Board attention.

Community
---------

There is a steady stream of contributions and bug reports from the
community.
Wolfgang Glas offered to contribute some code to improve the unicode support
when creating documents, one of the most asked features.

Releases
--------

PDFBox 1.7.0 was released on 29 May 2012

We didn't officially release preflight and xmpbox, as the refactoring isn't
finished yet. We didn't remove the source but disabled the maven build for it.

We are planning to cut a 1.7.1 bug fix release in the near future.

Development:
------------

The development on the next release is still in progress. We are currently
working on

- improved font handling
- improved rendering
- refactoring + improved integration of preflight
- bug fixing

We just started a discussion on how to proceed with the next release(s), it
looks like the next release will probably be a major one.

The new conforming parser works well and will replace the old one at least
in the next major release.

Eric and Guillaume are making progress on the refactoring of preflight and
xmpbox.

(PDFBox)

18 Apr 2012 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Sam]

The Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with PDF
documents.

General Comments
----------------

There are no issues that require Board attention.

Community
---------

There is a steady stream of contributions and bug reports from the
community.
Tharaka Wijebandara is preparing a GSOC proposal for an improvement of the
PDFReader coming with PDFBox. Mehdi Houshmand volunteers as mentor.

Releases
--------

No release this quarter.

Development:
------------

The development on the next release is still in progress. We are currently
working on

- a new conforming parser
- improved font handling
- improved rendering
- refactoring + improved integration of preflight
- bugfixing

We just started a discussion on how to proceed with the next release(s), if
it'll be a major release or if there will be a bugfix/feature release first.

24 Jan 2012 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Sam]

The Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with PDF
documents.


General Comments
----------------

There are no issues that require Board attention.

Community
---------

There is a steady stream of contributions and bug reports from the
community.

Releases
--------

No release this quarter.

Development:
------------

The development on the next release is still in progress. We are currently
working on

- a new conforming parser
- improved font handling
- improved rendering
- refactoring + improved integration of preflight

Maybe our next release will be a major release, but it's still to early
to go for it as the discussion about it just started some time ago.

26 Oct 2011 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Bertrand]

The Apache PDFBox library is an open source Java tool for working with PDF
documents.


General Comments
----------------

There are no issues that require Board attention.

Community
---------

New committers and PMC members: Guillaume Bailleul and Eric Leleu

There is a steady stream of contributions and bug reports from the
community.

Releases
--------

No release this quarter.


Development:
------------

Guillaume Bailleul, Eric Leleu, Germain Costenobel and their
employer ATOS Worldline donated the codebase of PaDaF a java-based
PDF/A validator to the ASF. As it passed the IP-Clearance process, it is
now part of PDFBox.

The development on the next release is still in progress. We are currently
working on

- a new conforming parser
- improved font handling
- improved rendering


Project Branding Requirements
-----------------------------

Done
====
- Project Website Basics
- Project Metadata
- Project Naming And Descriptions
- Other Trademark Guidelines
- Trademark Attributions
- Website Navigation Links
- Logos And Graphics
- Powered By... Logos

Nothing left to do.

20 Jul 2011 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Doug]

Apache PDFBox is an open source Java PDF library for working with PDF
documents.

General Comments
----------------

There are no issues that require Board attention.

Community
---------

New committer and PMC member: Kevin Jackson

There is a steady stream of contributions and bug reports from the
community.

Releases
--------

- Apache PDFBox 1.6.0 was released on July 2, 2011


Development:
------------

Guillaume Bailleul, Eric Leleu, Germain Costenobel and their
employer ATOS Worldline donated the codebase of PaDaF a java-based
PDF/A validator to the ASF. As it is based on Apache PDFBox it will
be integrated to it as a new submodule.
The IP-Clearance process http://s.apache.org/QJa is managed by Andreas.

The development on the next release just started. We are currently
working on

- a new conforming parser
- improved true type font handling


Project Branding Requirements
-----------------------------

Done
====
- Project Website Basics
- Project Metadata
- Other Trademark Guidelines

In progress
===========
- Project Naming And Descriptions
- Trademark Attributions
- Website Navigation Links
- Logos And Graphics
- Powered By... Logos

20 Apr 2011 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Noirin]

Apache PDFBox is an open source Java PDF library for working with PDF documents.

General Comments
----------------

There are no issues that require Board attention.

Community
---------

There is a steady stream of contributions and bug reports from the
community. No new committers or PMC Members were added.

Releases
--------

- PDFBox 1.5.0 was released on March 3, 2011


Development:
------------

The development on the next release just started. We are currently
working on

- a signing interface (thanks to Thomas Chojecki for
the contribution and to Adam Nichols for the effort to integrate the
code)
- a better true type font handling to improve rendering and pdf creation


Project Branding Requirements
-----------------------------

Done
====
- Project Website Basics
- Project Metadata
- Other Trademark Guidelines

In progress
===========
- Project Naming And Descriptions
- Trademark Attributions
- Website Navigation Links
- Logos And Graphics
- Powered By... Logos

19 Jan 2011 [Andreas Lehmkuehler / Roy]

Apache PDFBox is an open source Java PDF library for working with PDF documents.

General Comments
----------------

There are no issues that require Board attention.

Community
---------

There is a steady stream of contributions and bug reports from the
community. No new committers or PMC Members were added.

Releases
--------

- PDFBox 1.3.1 was released on October 26, 2010
- PDFBox 1.4.0 was released on December 20, 2010


Development:
------------

The development on the next release just started. We are currently
working on

- a signing interface (thanks to Thomas Chojecki for the contribution and
 to Adam Nichols for the effort to integrate the code)
- a better font handling to improve text extraction and rendering

Project Branding Requirements
-----------------------------

Done
====
- Project Website Basics
- Project Metadata
- Other Trademark Guidelines

In progress
===========
- Project Naming And Descriptions
- Trademark Attributions
- Website Navigation Links
- Logos And Graphics
- Powered By... Logos

20 Oct 2010 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Geir]

Apache PDFBox is an open source Java PDF library for working with PDF documents

General Comments
----------------

There are no issues that require Board attention.

Community
---------

There is a steady stream of contributions and bug reports from the
community.
Two of our committers will soon become Adobe employees through an
acquisition. Adobe is the creator of the PDF format, so we see this as
an opportunity for PDFBox.

Releases
--------

We are preparing for the next release 1.3.0. Jukka volunteered as release manager.

Development:
------------

PDFBox 1.3.0 will again include a lot of improvements and bugfixes:

- JPEG2000 support
- improved font encoding (CID, CFF-fonts) when extracting text
- made the parser more lenient handling out of spec pdfs
- improved text extraction
- as the additional CMAP files from Adobe are now published under a
more suitable license (BSD), we were able to include them directly in
svn instead of downloading them as a part of the build process (see
LEGAL-36)

21 Jul 2010 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Henri]

General Comments
----------------

There are no issues that require Board attention.

Community
---------

The PDFBox PMC voted Adam Nichols as new committer and PMC member.

There is a steady stream of contributions and bug reports from the
community.

In november Andreas will present PDFBox within the content track at
ApacheCon in Atlanta.

Releases
--------

- PDFBox (incl. FontBox and JempBox) 1.2.0 was released on June 29, 2010
- PDFBox (incl. FontBox and JempBox) 1.2.1 was released on July 11, 2010


Development:
------------

PDFBox 1.2.0 includes a lot of improvements and bug fixes. Because of a
significant performance regression we had to release Version 1.2.1 just
right after the last version.
As some people are interested in using PDFBox for text extraction on AndroidOS
and with Google Apps Engine, we are thinking about a more modular design so that
it is easier to adapt PDFBox for the usage on those runtime environments
with limited java support.

21 Apr 2010 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Brian]

General Comments
----------------

There are no issues that require Board attention.

Community
---------

New committers + PMC members:
Villu Ruusmann
Johannes Koch

The activity on both user@ and dev@ mailing list is increasing slightly.
There is a steady stream of contributions and bug reports from the
community.

Releases
--------

- FontBox and PDFBox 1.0.0 were released on February 16, 2010
- FontBox, JempBox and PDFBox 1.1.0 were released on March 31, 2010

Development:
------------

Jukka merged the 3 separate trunks of fontbox, jempbox and pdfbox
into one trunk and created a maven environment to build simultaneous
releases of all 3 components. Johannes contributed a lot of stuff to
support tagged pdfs. The integration of Villus CFF/Type2 support is
completed. Due to a contribution of Atsuo Ishimoto we improved the
text extracting capabilites of CJK based pdfs. Daniel works on several
optimizations to support the .NET version of PDFBox using a more
recent version of IKVM.
There are a lot of other minor improvements and bugfixes.

Andreas clarified that both Johannes and Atsuo were added as both committers and PMC members simultaneously.

20 Jan 2010 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Roy]

General Comments

There are no issues that require Board attention.

Due to christmas there was not that much traffic on the mailing lists in
december. But now people are returning.

JempBox

No new releases, no new issues.

FontBox

We are still working on integrating Villu's patch which adds support for
Adobe CFF/Type2 fonts to FontBox. It contains a lot of new classes which
have to be reviewed before we can add them.
Probably the CFF/Type2 support will give us an alternative to solve a major
issue with embedded true type fonts (PDFBOX-490).

PDFBox

We changed some external libraries to more recent versions.
We received a lot of promising patches from different contributors in the
last months. E.g., there were several patches from Mel Martinez including
notable performance improvements for the parser, which Jukka already added
to the codebase. As some of the other contributions include substantial
changes to the codebase, we have to ask the contributors to sign a CLA first.

16 Dec 2009 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Shane]

General Comments

There are no issues that require Board attention.

The transfer of PDFBox from the incubator to its new home as an Apache TLP
is completed.
We decided to upgrade to Java 5 with the upcoming 1.0.0 version.

JempBox

We released the first version (1.0.0) of JempBox as an Apache TLP.

FontBox

After receiving an ICLA from Villu Ruusmann we are able to integrate his
contribution which adds support for Adobe CFF/Type2 fonts to FontBox.
Following the integration we will prepare to release the first version of
FontBox.

PDFBox

Jukka switched the PDFBox build from ant to maven. Some minor issues were
solved and some minor improvements were added.

Right after the release of FontBox we will start planning the first release
of PDFBox as TLP.

18 Nov 2009 [Andreas Lehmkühler / Brett]

General Comments

There are no issues that require Board attention.
We are still working on transferring PDFBox from the incubator to its new
home as an Apache TLP.

JempBox

Jukka switched the JempBox build from ant to maven. We are discussing to
replace JempBox with Apache XMLGraphics. Jeremias volunteers to implement
the missing features which are needed by PDFBox.

FontBox

Jukka switched the FontBox build from ant to maven. Andreas tries to fix
a major issue with truetype fonts. Additionally we have to check on a
contribution from the community which adds support for Adobe CFF/Type2
fonts to FontBox.

PDFBox

Jukka works on switching the PDFBox build from ant to maven.

The activity on both user@ and dev@ mailing list is increasing slightly.
There is a steady stream of contributions and bug reports from the
community.

We are planning to release a first version as Apache TLP, just right after
Jukka finishes switching the build tool.

21 Oct 2009

Establish the Apache PDFBox Project

 WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it to be in the best
 interests of the Foundation and consistent with the
 Foundation's purpose to establish a Project Management
 Committee charged with the creation and maintenance of
 open-source software related to reading, creating and
 manipulating PDF documents for distribution at no charge to
 the public.

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project Management
 Committee (PMC), to be known as the "Apache PDFBox Project",
 be and hereby is established pursuant to Bylaws of the
 Foundation; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache PDFBox Project be and hereby is
 responsible for the creation and maintenance of software
 related to reading, creating and manipulating PDF documents
 and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, Apache PDFBox" be
 and hereby is created, the person holding such office to
 serve at the direction of the Board of Directors as the chair
 of the Apache PDFBox Project, and to have primary responsibility
 for management of the projects within the scope of
 responsibility of the Apache PDFBox Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the persons listed immediately below be and
 hereby are appointed to serve as the initial members of the
 Apache PDFBox Project:

 * Andreas Lehmkühler        <lehmi@apache.org>
 * Ben Litchfield            <blitchfield@apache.org>
 * Brian Carrier             <carrier@apache.org>
 * Daniel Wilson             <danielwilson@apache.org>
 * Jeremias Märki            <jeremias@apache.org>
 * Jukka Zitting             <jukka@apache.org>
 * Philipp Koch              <pkoch@apache.org>

 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Andreas Lehmkühler
 be appointed to the office of Vice President, Apache PDFBox, to
 serve in accordance with and subject to the direction of the
 Board of Directors and the Bylaws of the Foundation until
 death, resignation, retirement, removal or disqualification,
 or until a successor is appointed; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the initial Apache PDFBox PMC be and hereby is
 tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to
 encourage open development and increased participation in the
 Apache PDFBox Project; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that the Apache PDFBox Project be and hereby
 is tasked with the migration and rationalization of the Apache
 Incubator PDFBox podling; and be it further

 RESOLVED, that all responsibilities pertaining to the Apache
 Incubator PDFBox podling encumbered upon the Apache Incubator
 Project are hereafter discharged.

 Special Order 7H, Establish the Apache PDFBox Project, was
 approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.

19 Aug 2009

Apache PDFBox is an open source Java library for working with PDF documents.
PDFBox entered incubation on February 7th, 2008.

The PDFBox project continues doing well. Perhaps due to to the summer break,
the development activities stuck a little bit, but the community itself is
growing.

A problem was detected with the naming of the previously released FontBox
and JempBox Maven artifacts. Project mentor Jukka Zitting worked around this
issue by copying the existing release artifacts to match the Maven metadata
(0.8.0-incubator instead of 0.8.0-incubating). It was noted that even though
a new release vote wasn't strictly necessary for such an action, it should
have been done only based on community consensus.

After solving most of the remaining blockers found during the license review
we will likely soon make a release of the main PDFBox library. PDFBox will
soon be ready to graduate from the Incubator.

Issues before graduation:

* Closing the last recently resolved legal issues found during the license
review
* Release PDFBox 0.8.0-incubating
* Increase community activity

20 May 2009

Apache PDFBox is an open source Java library for working with PDF documents.
PDFBox entered incubation on February 7th, 2008.

The PDFBox project continues doing well. We released new versions of the
JempBox and FontBox libraries, and will likely soon make a release of the
main PDFBox library. The development activity is increasing and the
community is diverse. PDFBox will soon be ready to graduate from the
Incubator.

Issues before graduation:

 * Resolve remaining issues found during the license review
 * Release PDFBox 0.8.0-incubating

18 Feb 2009

Apache PDFBox is an open source Java library for working with PDF documents.
PDFBox entered incubation on February 7th, 2008.

The past three months have been very good for the PDFBox project. Community
activity has increased notably, and we've added Andreas Lehmkuhler and Brian
Carrier as committers and PPMC members. The lengthy license review is nearly
finished and we're preparing for the first Apache release of PDFBox.

Issues before graduation:

 * Increase community size and activity
 * Resolve remaining issues found during the license review
 * First Apache release

19 Nov 2008

Apache PDFBox is an open source Java library for working with PDF documents.
PDFBox entered incubation on February 7th, 2008.

The website has been set up. The license review is underway and has already
progressed quite far. The export control notification has been set up. These
tasks and most other tasks were all performed by PDFBox mentors (mostly by
Jukka Zitting). Sadly, there has been almost no participation by the initial
committers, yet, except for handling the license grants and CLAs.

On the user side, some questions don't seem to get answered. Not many
patches have reached us, either.

Issues before graduation:

 * Increase community size and activity
 * Finish license review
 * First Apache release

20 Aug 2008

Apache PDFBox is an open source Java library for working with PDF documents.
PDFBox entered incubation on February 7th, 2008.

We have finally migrated all sources to Apache svn and set up the project
website at http://incubator.apache.org/pdfbox/. We also set up a CI build
using Hudson. Traffic is picking up on the user and developer mailing lists,
new issues are being reported through Jira, and there is initial discussion
about an incubating 0.8.0 release.

Software Grants have been received from Ben Litchfield and Daniel Wilson who
are the primary authors of the PDFBox, FontBox and JempBox software. There
have been a lot of small contributions (under the BSD license) by a number
of other people to the project and it was asked (see
http://markmail.org/message/zy6oweihmenqt6o4) on the legal-discuss list
whether the primary authors have "sufficient rights"  to grant a license for
all of the code, or if we have to contact all the other contributors for
separate grants. Having received no response to the question on
legal-discuss we assumed that software grants from the primary authors was
sufficient.

We're discussing about what to do with the FontBox and JempBox codebases
that are included as subprojects of PDFBox. We might decide to merge them
with similar efforts in other Apache projects, most notably XML Graphics.

Issues before graduation:

 * Increase community size and activity
 * License review
 * Export control notifications
 * First Apache release

21 May 2008

Apache PDFBox is an open source Java library for working with PDF documents.
PDFBox entered incubation on February 7th, 2008.

No progress last month as we're still waiting for the software grants for
the PDFBox sources. Once received, we'll finish the migration to Apache
infrastructure. We also need to do a more thorough license and export review
and work on migrating the web sites and the user community.

Issues before graduation:

 * Bring the sources to Apache
 * Increase community size and activity
 * Release once all licensing and export issues are resolved

16 Apr 2008

Apache PDFBox is an open source Java PDF library for working with PDF
documents. PDFBox entered incubation on February 7th, 2008.

The contents of the issue trackers at SourceForge have been migrated to
Jira. We've also created a pdfbox-users mailing list and plan to point
people from the SourceForge support forums to that list. The project sources
have not yet been migrated to Apache svn.

Issues before graduation:

 * Bring the sources to Apache
 * Increase community size and activity
 * Release once all licensing and export issues are resolved

19 Mar 2008

Apache PDFBox is an open source Java PDF library for working with PDF
documents. PDFBox entered incubation on February 7th, 2008.

The basic project infrastructure (lists, svn, jira, etc.) is already in
place, and we are currently working on migrating the source code and
existing issues from SourceForge. We have also requested a user mailing
list to replace the current help forums on SourceForge.

PDFBox uses the Bouncy Castle crypto libraries for handling encrypted PDF
files. We will take care of export control issues as we proceed with
importing the PDFBox sources to Apache.

20 Feb 2008

PDFBox is an open source Java PDF library for working with PDF documents.
PDFBox entered incubation on February 7th, 2008.

The PDFBox project has just entered incubation, and we're currently setting
up the project infrastructure. A question about the licensing of the JAI
dependency was voiced on the mailing list.