JHOVE 1.26 community release out now

JHOVE 1.26 is now available for download following community testing. JHOVE is an open-source file format identification, validation and characterisation tool for digital preservation, and part of the OPF toolset.

This community release incorporates the global contributions made during our 2020 Spring Hackathon. This event celebrated our open source community and aimed to encourage participation from contributors with diverse interests and experiences. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and effort to this release. 

Major new features of version 1.26 include:

  • Java 11 compatibility.
  • Improvements to the PDF module, many of which address files that caused loop or overflow errors.
  • An overhaul of the JHOVE GUI with keyboard shortcuts and the ability to analyse a directory.
  • An updated version of EPUB Checker is used in the EPUB module.
  • Ability to set language preference via Java Properties or in the JHOVE configuration file.

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To report an issue or make a feature request please add it to the JHOVE issue tracker on GitHub.


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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