veraPDF 1.26 released

The Open Preservation Foundation is pleased to announce that veraPDF version 1.26 is out now! veraPDF is an open-source, industry-supported PDF/A and PDF/UA validator and part of the OPF reference toolset. 

This release is made up of several PDF/UA improvements on top of veraPDF 1.26-RC2:

  • (PDF/UA-2) supported named structured destinations in goto actions
  • (PDF/UA-1) fixed rules about annotations

Read the release notes to learn more about the new fixes and features.



Version 1.26  can be downloaded here: veraPDF 1.26. There are other release builds which can be found in the release folder. Developers can use the veraPDF software libraries in their Java projects via Maven Central, an established distribution platform for Java software.

We invite the community to download and test the release. Please report bugs on the veraPDF issue tracker on GitHub or contact us with any feedback or questions. 


Discontinued support for PDFBox version

Version 1.26 and the subsequent 1.28 release will be the last to support the PDFBox-based PDF parser implementation. As of version 1.30 this support will be discontinued. The user will still be able to use the veraPDF version based on the greenfield PDF parser.

In addition veraPDF team ensures the support for all Java LTS versions, which are Java 8, 11, 17 and 21 at the time of this release.  



Our thanks go to all contributors, particularly the Dual Lab development team, for their work on this release.


About veraPDF

veraPDF is an open-source PDF/A validator covering all parts of the PDF/A and PDF/UA (Matterhorn Protocol Machine failure conditions) standards. Originally funded by the PREFORMA project, veraPDF has been sustained and maintained by the Open Preservation Foundation since 2017. Dual Lab provides active user support and carries out maintenance and bug fixes. The PDF Association’s PDF/A Technical Working Group continues its role in resolving ambiguities arising from veraPDF’s usage in the field.


Support veraPDF

veraPDF is free to download, use and modify to meet your needs. However, there are ongoing costs to host and maintain it. If you use veraPDF, please consider supporting its development by becoming an OPF member or making a donation.


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