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ARender 2017-2018 Roadmap

RoadMap – Version 3.1.8 (20 December)

Issues

  • XFDF hyperlinks – Border around XFDF hyperlink rework
  • Rework locale languages and how they are fetched
  • Iframe and IE11 : bugfixes
  • Quality of life bugfixes on annotation toolbar and annotation saving

 

Evolutions

  • Improve DPI handling from HMI using rendition provided DPI.
  • New annotation: the text box
  • Read only support for embedded PDF Attachments
  • Support visual rendering of callout annotations
  • Support visual rendering of Carret annotations
  • New annotation content pane
  • Improve REST API performance by allowing to configure Grizzly thread pool and using a stronger default configuration
  • Add parameter to libreoffice conversion to allow parallel treatments.
  • Improved manual saving mechanisms in composite documents switching
  • Support parameters in aroms2pdf (as a property file) to activate/deactivate PDF/A rendering for office documents.

 

RoadMap – Version 3.1.9 (mid February)

Issues

  • XFDF Stamp annotations with CDATA appearance are not properly exported back to Adobe
  • Rendition Video: improve its rendering

 

Evolutions

  • Display the e-mail address of senders and receiver (currently just the name is displayed)
  • Downloading XFDF or CSV annotations does not warn the user that the current document does not possess annotations
  • Text stamp: Insert line breaks into the text of stamps
  • StickyNote: Possibility of increasing the size of the reduced stickynote icon
  • Adjust the border’s size depending on the annotation’s surface
  • Image stamp: Add the size parameters of the image stamp buttons in the top panel
  • JSAPI: DocumentBuilder: Expose a way to download a built document through its index
  • JSAPI: DocumentBuilder: Expose a way to download all the built documents
  • HMI: DocumentBuilder: Shortcut: expose a way to remove the selected thumb (via a configurable key)
  • HMI DocumentBuilder: Expose a way to remove the selected thumb(s) through the right click contextual menu
  • Possibility to 180° rotate the document

 

RoadMap – Version 3.2.0 (mid April-June)

Issues

  • Rendition output format image/jpeg is not supported anymore for PDF documents
  • IPad No possibility to print document with annotation
  • Ipad No possibility to edit Vertices, TextDecorator, Stamp & ImageStamp annotations
  • IPad Resize post-it is not possible
  • IPad Can not remove TextDecorator annotation by button « remove highlight »
  • Navigation menu items are not translated for email

 

Evolutions

  • HMI RestBridge: Expose Rendition REST API as a HMI servlet with direct forwarding 
  • Improving ergonomics on iPad and Mobile : consultation, adapted menu, annotations 
  • Consolidation of Rendition : multi-agent and modular Rendition
  • Enhanced SaaS architecture: docker first, ARender API Key
  • Full support of the « Callout » XFDF annotation in ARender API.
  • Digital signature: just one displayed signature and truncated comment
  • A sticky note without value for open attribute has to be opened by default
  • Support HTTPS for rest API
  • Support API cookie for rendition and hmi, client side propagated in a second step
  • Support and compile on GWT 2.8.1
  • Java 8 required

 

RoadMap – Version 3.2.1 (Summer 2018)

Issues

  • Zoomlens – correct positioning
  • MultiView – Remove Close multiView menu from contextual menu when we are not in multiView
  • Mail: wrong date shown in a mail
  • Correct many issues linked to mail parsing
  • Consolidate version 3.2.0

 

RoadMap – Version 3.2.2 (Summer-Fall 2018)

Evolutions

  • Improve document builder capabilities
  • Extend ARender as a service “Features and Monitoring” tools
  • Route documents through ARender using their mime type, allowing for asymmetrical configuration of rendition servers.

 

RoadMap – Version 3.2.3 (Fall 2018)

Issues

  • Correct many HMI front end glitches linked to highlight text annotations
  • Improve annotations behavior over large documents

 

RoadMap – Version 3.2.4 (Winter 2018)

Issues

  • Integrate JDBC annotation connector as default connector
  • Open sub-document in another (popup) window
  • Improve Sticky note Print
  • HTML viewing: view HTML pages directly into ARender window as iframe as an alternative
  • Visualize empty files as empty PDF files. (no errors generated)
  • document comparison loses synchronize views during scrolling with big documents
  • MSOffice: allow the print with track changes visible

 

Evolutions

  • Create i18n locale logic into ARender rendition side
  • Rotation: Add a button to reset all rotated pages, going back to original orientation
  • Quality of life changes to HMI (more loading icons, facilitators, etc…)
  • Add control Panel under video playback control to list annotations.
  • Set annotation timestamp_start in video mode to current video timestamp when creating annotation
  • Add drag and drop handlers to video control panel in order to setup the annotation timestamp_end & start.
  • Allow direct input of timestamp into drag and drop handler of annotation in video control panel in order to setup the annotation appear/hide times.
  • Use a background task to hide/show annotations when the video is playing according to their setup timeframes.
  • Add API change to AnnotationAccessor to fetch Specific versions of Annotations only and add default implementation in our connectors