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Release note for ARender 4.8.0

ARender 2023.1.0 Release Notes

The ARender team presents version 2023.1.0 of ARender.

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The full release notes can be asked through our JIRA portal.


  • πŸ›‘οΈπŸš€ Security Alert: Update to Version 2023.1.0! πŸš€πŸ›‘οΈ

    In our ongoing commitment to security, we strongly recommend our valued customers and partners to update to ARender version 2023.1.0. This update not only addresses existing vulnerabilities but also ensures the continuous mitigation of new CVEs. Your proactive approach to updates is crucial in maintaining a secure and robust ARender environment for all end-users. πŸ›‘οΈβœ¨ #ARender #SecurityUpdate #CVEMitigation πŸš€πŸ”’

New Feature

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  • πŸš€βœ¨ Upgrade Alert: Full XFA Document Support! πŸ“„πŸ”„

    In this remarkable evolution, ARender now proudly supports the display of PDFs containing dynamic forms, also known as XFA. As a viewer (not an editing tool), ARender elegantly showcases PDFs with non-modifiable fields, delivering a seamless viewing experience. Notably, ARender stands out as the only thin client viewer offering full support for XFA documents! Explore the future of PDF viewing with ARender. #ARender #XFASupport πŸš€πŸ“„βœ¨

  • πŸš€ Introducing Quick Menu for Text Selection! πŸ–±οΈπŸ“„

    In our latest evolution, when users select text, a swift Quick Menu appears directly under the cursor. This streamlined menu, filled with intuitive icons, accelerates user actionsβ€”copying, highlighting, underlining, and moreβ€”making document interactions faster and more efficient. Boost your workflow with ARender's enhanced user experience! #ARender #TextSelectionUpgrade

  • 🌐 Set a Zone as a Hyperlink Target! πŸš€

    With this latest enhancement, users can now designate a specific area as the target for hyperlinks. This is an extension of the original feature that allowed for creating hyperlinks by selecting either a page or a URL as the target.

    This improvement provides increased customization and more precise navigation within documents. πŸ–±οΈπŸ“„ #ARender #HyperlinkEnhancement

  • πŸš€Separate Filename and Document Title! πŸ“„πŸ”—

ARender now allows you to implement an interface, providing the capability to distinguish between the filename and the document title. This enhancement creates a more dynamic link with your ECM, offering greater flexibility in managing and presenting document information. Elevate your ARender experience with this versatile interface! πŸš€πŸ“„ #ARender #FeatureUpdate #DocumentManagement πŸŒπŸ”—


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  • πŸŽ™οΈβœ¨ Enhanced Audio Annotation Interface! πŸš€

    In this latest evolution, the audio annotation user interface and its pin have been revamped. Now, the recording duration is displayed, and a progress bar on the annotation itself indicates the remaining time to record. Enjoy a more intuitive and informative audio annotation experience with ARender! #ARender #AudioAnnotationUpgrade πŸ“„πŸ”Š

  • πŸ”΄βœ¨ Redaction Panel UI Revamped! πŸš€

    In this latest evolution, the redaction panel's user interface has undergone significant improvements. Previously, an advanced button grouped both manual input redaction and rules, causing confusion. Now, we have separate buttonsβ€”one for the dedicated rule redaction application and another for the manual input redaction application. Additionally, once either search or redaction is triggered, ARender displays the number of results below, with the optional button to view detailed results by page and document. Enjoy a more intuitive and informative redaction experience! #ARender #RedactionPanelUpgrade πŸ“„πŸ”’

  • 🌐✨ Language Update: Dutch (NL) - Our 15th Supported Language! πŸ‡³πŸ‡± flag: Netherlands Emoji on Apple PlatformπŸ‡³πŸ‡±πŸš€

    Exciting news for our users! ARender's language options are expanding, and we're thrilled to introduce Dutch (NL) as the latest addition. Now, navigate and engage with ARender in Dutch, enhancing accessibility and user experience. Explore the power of ARender in your preferred language! πŸŒπŸ‡³πŸ‡±βœ¨ #ARender #LanguageUpdate #Dutch πŸš€πŸ”—

  • πŸš€βœ¨ Feature Showcase: Introducing the Demo Profile! πŸŒπŸ”

    Great news! ARender now offers a Demo Profile, activating all features to showcase its full capabilities. This valuable tool is designed to help customers and partners explore and understand the extensive features ARender has to offer. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive demo experience! πŸš€πŸŒβœ¨ #ARender #FeatureShowcase #DemoProfile πŸ“„

    • Simply use the URL parameter: &props=demo
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  • 🌐✨ Direct URL Access with Authentication! πŸš€
    In this latest evolution, documents accessible by direct URL behind authentication can now be opened by configuring basic auth on the Rendition side. Unlock seamless access to authenticated content via direct URLs, enhancing your document accessibility and security with ARender! #ARender #URLAuthentication πŸ“„πŸ”’
  • πŸš€βœ¨Experimental Evolution: Introducing PDFOwl! πŸ“„πŸ¦‰

    In this experimental feature, we're exploring a JNI alternative called PDFOwl.

    JNI, responsible for generating images from PDFs in ARender, occasionally encounters issues where a big fail in the JNI library leads to the entire JNI VM crashingβ€”far from ideal.

    With PDFOwl, we're changing the game. Instead of relying on a single process, we're spawning multiple sub-processes for page rendering. If a sub-process crashes, no worries! The show must go on. Surprisingly, performance appears to be on the rise compared to JNI.

    This cutting-edge microservice is now available exclusively in Docker. Explore enhanced reliability and performance with PDFOwl in ARender! #ARender #PDFOwlExperiment πŸš€πŸ¦‰πŸ“„


  • πŸ› οΈπŸš€ Bugfix: Import Issue with Annotations from V3 Resolved! πŸ“„πŸ”„

    We have successfully fixed a bug where annotations created with an older version (V3) were not being imported successfully with the recent version (2023.1.0). This resolution ensures seamless compatibility, allowing a smooth transition and access to all your annotations.

  • πŸ”πŸš€ Bugfix: Corrected Display Issue with Chinese Characters in Emails! πŸˆ―πŸ› οΈ

    We have addressed an issue where Chinese characters were not displaying correctly in a specific email. With this bugfix, ensure accurate rendering of Chinese characters, providing an enhanced and accurate viewing experience.

  • πŸ› οΈπŸš€ ARender Bugfix: Corrected Stamp and Audio Annotation Placement on Rotated Pages! πŸ”„πŸ–ŠοΈπŸ”Š

    We have addressed an issue where stamp and audio annotations were being created at incorrect locations on rotated pages. The bug has been fixed, ensuring that stamp and audio annotations are now displayed at the desired places on rotated pages. πŸŒπŸ–ŠοΈπŸ”Š

  • πŸ› οΈπŸš€ ARender Bugfix: Fixed Non-Clickable Hyperlinks in Specific PDFs! πŸ”„πŸ“„

    We have resolved an issue where some hyperlinks were not clickable in specific PDFs. This bug has been addressed, ensuring that all hyperlinks in your documents are now clickable as intended.  πŸš€πŸ”βœ¨

Known issues

Visualisation of documents
  • Connectors
    • Alfresco connector
      • Document activity is not displayed in Alfresco
        • The support will come in the next release: 2023.1.0
    • IBM FileNet connector
      • The creation of documents with different Metadata is not supported
        • The support will come in the next release: 2023.1.0Document creation (Document Builder)
  • Unsupported document type:
    • On CentOS: Windows Metafile (.wmf) documents are not supported
Visualisation of annotations
  • Sticky Note
    • annotation.stickyNote.hide.details property is not supported for now