New PDFsam Basic 4.0.5

We just released the new 4.0.5 of PDFsam Basic, you can download it from the download page.
We updated the bundled jdk to the latest version 11.0.5, updated translations and fixed an issue some users where getting when launching PDFsam on Windows:

Exception in thread “WindowsNativeRunloopThread” java.lang.NoSuchMethodError:
at com.sun.glass.ui.win.WinApplication.staticScreen_getScreens(Native Method)
at com.sun.glass.ui.Screen.initScreens(Screen.java:412)
at com.sun.glass.ui.Application.lambda$run$1(Application.java:152)

For those interested in this issue there is some discussion on Stackoverflow, the openjfx-dev mainling list and the bug report we opened.
Enjoy

PDFsam Basic 4.0.3 is out!

We just released the new version 4.0.3 of PDFsam Basic. You can now load a list of PDF files from a csv/text file, we added a [TOTAL_FILESNUMBER] placeholder, a Clear button to the Split modules to clear settings, we upgraded the PDF engine, translations and bundled OpenJDK and we added a setting to disable default PDF compression.
You can get it from the download page.
Enjoy!

White screen running PDFsam Basic on Windows

Since the release of PDFsam Basic 4 we had some support requests regarding the application being unusable and starting with a white screen on Windows.

After some investigation we found some tickets on the openjdk bug tracker here, here and few others, we tested the proposed workaround and it seems to have fixed the issue for those users experiencing the white screen.

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PDFsam Basic 4.0.0

A Few days ago we published the new major version 4.0.0 of PDFsam Basic. Beside the usual upgrades to the PDF engine and translations, few bug fixes and minor improvements, the main objective was to create a standalone self-contained application.

TL;DR

Some of you have written concerned about the new Java policy in which Oracle will not provide free updates to commercial entities as of January 2019. We decide to implement a batteries included solution, switching to OpenJDK 11 and creating a jlinked version of the Java runtime that is now included in PDFsam Basic 4.0.0.

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PDFsam Basic not starting on Ubuntu

We recently had a number of users having problems running PDFsam Basic on latest Ubuntu, this is the typical stacktrace they get back when trying to run the application:

Exception in thread “main” java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javafx/scene/layout/HBox
at java.base/java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
at java.base/java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(ClassLoader.java:1009)
at java.base/java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(SecureClassLoader.java:174)
at java.base/jdk.internal.loader.BuiltinClassLoader.defineClass(BuiltinClassLoader.java:801)
at java.base/jdk.internal.loader.BuiltinClassLoader.findClassOnClassPathOrNull(BuiltinClassLoader.java:699)
at java.base/jdk.internal.loader.BuiltinClassLoader.loadClassOrNull(BuiltinClassLoader.java:622)
at java.base/jdk.internal.loader.BuiltinClassLoader.loadClass(BuiltinClassLoader.java:580)
at java.base/jdk.internal.loader.ClassLoaders$AppClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoaders.java:190)
at java.base/java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:499)
at org.pdfsam.community.App.main(App.java:34)
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: javafx.scene.layout.HBox
at java.base/jdk.internal.loader.BuiltinClassLoader.loadClass(BuiltinClassLoader.java:582)
at java.base/jdk.internal.loader.ClassLoaders$AppClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoaders.java:190)
at java.base/java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:499)

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