we just released the new Sejda version. It’s probably the latest milestone before we go GA and most likely the version that will be included in PDFsam v3. It’s a chance for those of you using the command line interface (either the pdfsam-console or the sejda-console) to upgrade and test the latest features/fixes. We improved the prefix functionality and enriched the directory input for the pdf merge task with a regex to match pdf documents name. Here is a short description of what has been updated.
For those of you using a Debian based Linux distribution (like Ubuntu) and willing to split and merge pdf documents form command line, we created a .deb package for the sejda-console, it can be downloaded from the project page here.
as you probably know I spent the past two years working (among the others) on Sejda. In few words it’s a Java library and it will become the core pdf manipulation library in PDF Split And Merge v3.x. It currently has two interfaces, a command line interface that can replace the pdfsam-console and a web interface where you can perform pdf manipulation without any download needed.
That said, we just added a PdfToJpg task to Sejda and, together with the PdfToTiff are two of the new features that pdfsam v3 will have. If you want to try them out, any feedback is welcome.
it has been a while since I wrote my last post and I want to keep you informed on what I’m working on. Since release 2.2 I started to work on a new project that will be the core library for pdfsam 3. This new project is a java library based on the pdfsam-console but written from scratch. The reasons why I’m rewriting (..and decoupoling the shell interface from the core library) the pdfsam-console are many but the most interesting for you users, I think is that this new library will be, hopefully, the base for an online version of pdfsam. Of course I’m still supporting pdfsam on the forum and I’ll fix bugs opened in these months and nothing changes for pdfsam at the moment, I just wanted to let you know what’s going on.
The next pdfsam release (around Christmas) will come with the new console. Some new command (decrypt, set viewer options and set transitions) will be added and it will be dual licensed (GLP and LGPL) to allow it’s use in commercial software. It’s still open source (obviously) but the LGPL is less restrictive and you can chose the license you prefer among GPL and LGPL.