Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX.

He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.

IDRsolutions releases JPedal 6

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JPedalWe have daily and monthly builds of our Java PDF library, but is a little while since we did a really major release. So we thought we should give you some details….

The big change in JPedal 6 is a complete rewrite of our image subsystem which is now an order of magnitude faster (and uses less memory). The biggest boost has come from totally replacing JAI and we have almost phased out ImageIO. This has also allowed us to ensure that we can now handle all the JPEG2000 images which JAI could not process. It also makes it easier for us to fix image issues in future. As part of the Image subsystem, Pattern handling has had a rewrite and now handles the odd Pattern cases in PDF files much better.

The new Image subsystem has also allowed us to identify a whole series of additional enhancements which we will be adding over the next few months to replace the bottlenecks we have found in Java, with a superfast solution and to recode some additional features. So expect significant additional performance gains over the next months…

There are no API changes, but we have removed the JAIHelper class and you no longer need JAI to run or build the software. We hope you like the changes and we look forward to lots of additional improvements over the next few months…

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Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX.

He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.

2 Replies to “IDRsolutions releases JPedal 6”

  1. Hi Mark,

    I have just tried the latest JPedal and it is certainly much faster but the “carousel” button on the bottom right is always disabled. Is this just because you haven’t implemented this feature in this version yet? That was my favourite feature in the older version.

    Thanks,

    Felix

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