OPF releases JHOVE 1.22-RC for community testing

The first release candidate for JHOVE 1.22 is now available for community testing at: http://software.openpreservation.org/releases/jhove-1.22-RC.jar.

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

The major new features of this release are the addition of error IDs and the separation of modules from the installation. There are now permanent and unique IDs for all JHOVE error and information messages. This means error catching need no longer be done by string matching.

The modules are now individually versioned and packaged so users can now select, keep and update modules as they choose. This has meant making changes to every one of JHOVE’s main modules.

Draft release notes document all the fixes and features of JHOVE 1.22-RC here: https://github.com/openpreserve/jhove/releases/tag/v1.22.0-RC.

Feedback welcome

We invite the community to download and test the release candidate. If you think you find a bug, please report it on the JHOVE issue tracker on GitHub or contact us with any feedback.

We will also continue internal testing of the release candidate and there may be a few small changes before the public production release on 18 March 2019.

Our thanks go to all the contributors and the OPF Product Board for their ongoing input and feedback.


JHOVE is maintained by the Open Preservation Foundation. JHOVE is open source, free to download, to use and to 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: http://jhove.openpreservation.org/support/.

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