What do you have to expect from the next developments of PDF Clown? Here it is a plain description of its implementation schedule.

PDF Clown 0.2

0.2.0 — Enhanced content handling

  • Estimated release date: July 2015
  • Actual release date: ?
  • Expected new features:
    • Enhanced Content Model
    • New Content Composition Model
    • Enhanced Rendering
    • Enhanced Interactive Form
    • Enhanced Annotations

PDF Clown 0.1

0.1.3 — Document Inspector

  • Estimated release date: June 2013
  • Actual release date: ceased (development goals evolved to 0.2 cycle)
  • Expected new features:
    • Enhanced Interactive Form
    • PDF Clown Document Inspector
    • Font subsetting?
    • Enhanced Rendering?

0.1.2 — Multimedia and lots of good stuff

  • Estimated release date: ?
  • Actual release date: February 2013
  • Expected new features:
    • Advanced object cloning and change tracking
    • Multimedia (video embedding)
    • Article threads
    • Page labels
    • PDF Clown Document Inspector (lowered priority)

0.1.1 — Text highlighting and lots of good stuff

  • Estimated release date: late June/July 2011
  • Actual release date: November 2011
  • Expected new features:
    • Optional content [PDF:1.6:4.10]
    • Text highlighting
    • Fonts: Type1/CFF and CMAPs
    • Acroform: text field value setting (appearance stream update)
    • Text extraction: complex layout detection, such as columnar and tabular
    • Rasterization: text rendering

0.1.0 — XRef streams, content rasterization and lots of good stuff

  • Estimated release date: late January 2011
  • Actual release date: early March 2011
  • Expected new features:
    • Cross-reference streams [PDF:1.6:3.4.7]
    • Content rasterization (rendering and printing)

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