Fedora Update Notification
2009-07-15 20:00:15

Name        : pdftk
Product     : Fedora 11
Version     : 1.41
Release     : 21.fc11
URL         : http://www.pdfhacks.com/pdftk/
Summary     : The PDF Tool Kit
Description :
If PDF is electronic paper, then pdftk is an electronic staple-remover,
hole-punch, binder, secret-decoder-ring, and X-Ray-glasses. Pdftk is a simple
tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents. Keep one in the top drawer
of your desktop and use it to:

   * Merge PDF Documents
   * Split PDF Pages into a New Document
   * Decrypt Input as Necessary (Password Required)
   * Encrypt Output as Desired
   * Burst a PDF Document into Single Pages
   * Report on PDF Metrics, including Metadata and Bookmarks
   * Uncompress and Re-Compress Page Streams
   * Repair Corrupted PDF (Where Possible)

Pdftk is also an example of how to use a library of Java classes in a
stand-alone C++ program. Specifically, it demonstrates how GCJ and CNI allow
C++ code to use iText's (itext-paulo) Java classes.

Update Information:

iText 2.1.7 is an intermediary release fixing some problems with iText 2.1.6:
o PdfPKCS7: More robust timestamp extraction.  o PdfPKCS7: Ripemd didn't work,
some kind of signed attributes couldn't be verified correctly.  o PdfStamperImp:
Avoid accessing directly member variables from other classes.  o PdfSmartCopy:
Check deeper for comparison.  o Rotation in PdfPCell: take mod before making
positive.  Changes made by Kevin Day  o Fix NPE when parsing Type 0 fonts
without a ToUnicode map (I've seen some winding font entries stored as Type 0
instead of TT in some pdf files)  o Adjusted unicode to cid mapping so it takes
the first one found from DocumentFont. This is just a band-aid, as it doesn't
address cases where multiple cids may map to single unicode value.  o Fix byte
to int sign conversion  o Enhance text parsing to handle fonts with encoding but
no ToUnicode map. Ref Bug #2792227  o PdfPRow: Cheating a little bit more to
deal with a floating point problem (until we can solve this in a more structural
way)  o PdfPTable/PdfPRow/PdfPCell: Fix a bug for the new rowspan funtionality
o PdfStamperImp: Solved NPE problems with producer string  o Image in Chunk:
Taking into account the top border width of the Image in case the leading has to
be changed to accommodate for the image height.  o RtfList: The public void
writeContent(final OutputStream result) method needs to output
RtfParagraph.PARAGRAPH_DEFAULTS after every list. Patch posted anonymously to SF
(#2809140).  o RtfFont: When adding a paragraph, table cell or other Phrase
without specifing the font, by default the "unknown" font is created in the font
table. Like: {\f3\froman\fcharset0 unknown;} Word 2000 doesn't recognise the
unknown font and waits indefinately. Patch provided by M. Smith on the SF
Bugtracker (#2807621)   This iText release brings plenty of bug fixes and new
functionality such as rowspan for PdfPTable. The full changelog can be found at

* Thu Jul  9 2009 Orcan Ogetbil <oget[DOT]fedora[AT]gmail[DOT]com> 1.41-21
- Build against itext-2.1.7
* Fri Jun 26 2009 Orcan Ogetbil <oget[DOT]fedora[AT]gmail[DOT]com> 1.41-20
- Build against itext-2.1.6
* Wed May  6 2009 Jochen Schmitt <Jochen herr-schmitt de> 1.41-19
- Remove workaround for brocken gcj

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update pdftk' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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