First JHOVE 1.30.0 Release Candidate Out Now


The first release candidate for JHOVE v1.30.0 is now available for testing!

JHOVE is an open-source file format identification, validation and characterisation tool for digital preservation and part of the OPF reference toolset.

Major new features of this release include:

  • Empty properties causing extra indents in XmlHandler
  • Re-implement javax.xml.bind.DatatypeConverter.printHexBinary(byte[]) 
  • provide some German messages
  • replace javax.json with jakarta.jso

There are also some small bug fixes and improvement to the PDF, WAVE, XML, and modules, as well as to the GUI.

Download JHOVE 1.30.0-RC

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Feedback welcome

We invite you to download and test the release candidate. To report an issue or make a feature request please add it to the JHOVE issue tracker on GitHub or contact us with any feedback. 


JHOVE is maintained by the Open Preservation Foundation. JHOVE is open source and is free to download, use or modify. However, it is not free to host, maintain, support or develop. JHOVE is one of the most widely-used digital preservation tools, but currently, only OPF members support JHOVE financially as part of their membership fees. If you use JHOVE, please consider supporting its development by becoming an OPF member, or making a donation



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