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To the JHOVE/JHOVE2 community:


A new alpha release of JHOVE2 is now available for download and evaluation (v. 0.6.0, 2010-03-17).  Distribution packages (in zip and tar.gz form) are available on the JHOVE2 public wiki at (https://confluence.ucop.edu/display/JHOVE2Info/Jhove2-0.6.0+Download).  The new

JHOVE2 architecture reflected in this prototype is described in the attached architectural overview (https://confluence.ucop.edu/display/JHOVE2Info/Architecture).


The distribution package contains two driver scripts in the JHOVE2 home directory: a DOS shell script (jhove2.bat) for Windows and a Bourne shell script (jhove2.sh) for Unix/Linux.  Please see the download page for instructions on any modifications that need to be made to these scripts to run in your environment.


You can verify the installation with the command (for Unix):


      % ./jhove2.sh test.xml -o test.xml.out


This command should produce results similar to



The prototype supports the following features:


*       UTF-8 module

*       XML module


Please be aware of the following limitations and caveats:



The project team is now working on additional format modules.  These will be added to the public distribution as they become available.


Utility scripts are also included in the JHOVE2 installation directory to support Windows (.bat) and Unix/Linux (.sh):


Please see the download page for instructions on running these scripts in your environment.


We would very much like to receive your feedback on the new code.  While the current state of the code is the product of much internal review and refactoring, your evaluations and suggestions, based on a wide diversity of experience and needs, will be welcome as we continue to move forward with our work.


Please direct your comments and suggestions to the "JHOVE2-TechTalk-L"

mailing list




for community discussion.


Thank you,


Stephen Abrams   / California Digital Library

Tom Cramer       / Stanford University

Sheila Morrissey / Portico

On behalf of the JHOVE2 project team



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