Release date: 2021-01-10
New features and enhancements¶
Allow the caller to specify an output stream when signing.
The incremental update analysis functionality has been heavily refactored into something more rule-based and modular. The new difference analysis system is also much more user-configurable, and a (sufficiently motivated) library user could even plug in their own implementation.
The new validation system treats
/Metadataupdates more correctly, and fixes a number of other minor stability problems.
Improved validation logging and status reporting mechanisms.
Improved seed value constraint enforcement support: this includes added support for
/KeyUsageand (passive) support for
You can now specify negative page numbers on the command line to refer to the pages of a document in reverse order.
General PDF API¶
Added convenience functions to retrieve references from dictionaries and arrays.
Tweaked handling of object freeing operations; these now produce PDF
nullobjects instead of (Python)
root_refnow consistently returns a
Corrected wrong usage of
@freeze_timein tests that caused some failures due to certificate expiry issues.
Fixed a gnarly caching bug in
HistoricalResolverthat sometimes leaked state from later revisions into older ones.
Prevented cross-reference stream updates from accidentally being saved with the same settings as their predecessor in the file. This was a problem when updating files generated by other PDF processing software.
Release date: 2020-12-30