2.0.0 beta (basic and enhanced) released!

Hi everybody,
I finally released the new versions of the branch 2. There are a lot of changes (fixes and improvements), take a look at the provided changelog to find out what’s changed. It’s still a beta release but everything should work and I can now focus on the thumbnails generation that is working but still a bit slow and a memory eater.
Enjoy

Translation template for the 2.0.0-beta

Hi everybody,
I uploaded the new translation template for the upcoming 2.0.0-beta. The new version will be released in about two weeks so you have about 7-10 days to update your preferred translation here.
Andrea

New 1.1.2 and 1.5.2 versions

The new versions are ready to be downloaded. In these versions you’ll find some bug fixes, some new console options, an updated langpack, the new “document properties” window and some enhancement.
The MacOS dmg archive will be available on Wednesday (1st of April).
Enjoy
Andrea

New 2.0.0 alpha version out

Hi everybody,
I just released the first alpha test version of the branch 2 (both basic and enhanced). With this version you’ll find the two new visual plugins that will let you visually reorder pages of a PDF file, or visually compose a document by merging pages taken from other documents. All the visual things are based on the JPodRenderer library. It’s a test version and load/save environment functions don’t work yet but everything else should work. You’ll find also the new console where I added the -d option to the concat command to merge PDF files found in an input directory and I added the chance to set a starting value for the [FILENUMBER] prefix (Ex. [FILENUMBER13] or [FILENUMBER###13]). This version require a JVM 1.6.
Let me know your feedbacks
Andrea

PDFsam 1.1.1 and 1.5.1e released

Hi everybody,
I just released the new PDFsam versions. These versions come with a bug fixed (now PDF split feature should always manage bookmarks correctly), with a new “split PDF by bookmarks level” feature (thank you Carsten for sharing) and with a new console feature to let you rotate pages when merging PDF files (only a console feature for now..).
Enjoy
Andrea

1.1.0 and 1.5.0e released!

Hi everybody,
I just released the new versions 1.1.0 and 1.5.0e of PDFsam basic and enhanced. In these versions you’ll find a bugfix that should reduce (hopefully a lot) OutOfMemory errors, the Alternate Mix module added to the basic version, a restyle of the plugins layout, some new complex prefix, three new console commands (decrypt, slideshow and setviewer) and updated langpack, looks and iText.
The enhanced version has three new modules to decrypt PDF files, extract attachments from a PDF file and set viewer options on a PDF file to tell the viewer application how it should open it (fullscreen, outline, single page, two pages …..).
Even if these versions have been built over the 1.0.3 (and 1.4.3e) they are not flagged as stable because there are a lot of new features and changes.

Andrea

New pdfsam-console license

The next PDFsam release (around Christmas) will come with the new pdfsam-console. Some new command (pdf decrypt, set viewer options on pdf and set transitions on pdf) will be added and it will be dual licensed (GLP and LGPL) to allow use in commercial software. It’s still open source but the LGPL is less restrictive and you can choose the license you prefer among GPL and LGPL.
Andrea

Pdf merge gets stuck?

Some users reported that PDFsam gets stuck trying to merge PDF files. After some investigation I found there’s something wrong with the regular expression used to check the output file extension (PDF merge module). A temporary solution is to fill the output file name with the extension included. I’ll fix it with the next release.
Andrea

Cannot find javaw.exe

Windows only.
If, when you double click the pdfsam.exe, an error window shows the message “Cannot find javaw.exe”, it means that it cannot find a working Java installation. To solve this problem try installing (or reinstalling) a working Java Runtime Environment (1.4.2 or above). It can be found here http://www.java.com .

Andrea