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Gnostice Developer Tools, Licensing, and Roadmap

For 2009 and Beyond

On July 21, 2009, Girish Patil sent an open letter regarding our Developer Tools division to users. Here is an updated version.

Message from CEO

It is a great joy for me to bring you the news of our new developer tools roadmap and initiatives for the rest of 2009 and beyond. For quite some time now, we have been working on a comprehensive plan for our developer tools. We have also been listening to our customers and our would-be customers, and incorporating their expectations in to our plan. As we go forward with the plan, we feel the need to share some of the plan details with you.

Gnostice Developer Tools Division

Gnostice now has two separate and independently managed product divisions. One will be the Developer Tools division, which will be lead by me, Girish Patil. And, the other will be Self-Service Information Kiosk Solutions, which will be managed by Ashok Patil, a founding member of Gnostice.

We have been through our bit of overcoming challenges that come when growing a company from the beginning. We have now settled in our roles and can put a more focused approach to meeting customer needs. In the rest of this note, I will deal exclusively with the Developer Tools division.

Domain

To benefit new readers, I will shortly address the domain we work in. We create developer tools or software components that deal with electronic documents. We try to cover the entire spectrum - document creation, editing, enhancement, viewing, printing, converting,….

Platforms

We are heavily invested in Delphi, .NET, and Java now and we will continue to support these platforms. We have discontinued work on our ActiveX and COM components and we do not sell them anymore.

Delphi Component Suites

Our offerings for the Delphi community are mentioned below. Here is roadmap.

  • eDocEngine VCL
    • v2.5.2 in July 2009
      • Several fixes
      • Performance optimizations particularly those for Delphi 2009
    • v3.0 in Q3 2009
      • Incorporating new optimized PDF Processor technology
      • Optimized PDF and metafile rendering
      • Plus all those features for PDF that get added to the PDF Processor
      • Several subsequent releases with optimized processors for each document format
  • PDFtoolkit VCL
    • Version 3.2.1 in July 2009
      • Full support for C++Builder (for the statically linkable version)
      • Several optimization and fixes
    • Other releases through Q3/Q4 2009
      • Several sought after features
      • PDF Linearization
      • Support for PDF documents created with Acrobat 8/9
      • XML forms support
      • Interactive PDF viewing
      • Enhancing support for exporting PDFs to image formats
  • Next-Generation Electronic Document Tools
    • A unified product for working with documents through Q4 2009 and Q1 2010.
    • A PDF converter in Q3, 2009. This product will be able to convert PDF to other formats.

.NET Components

PDFOne .NET will get updates similar to PDFtoolkit VCL. It will have a brand-new highly optimized PDF processor.

  • PDFOne .NET
    • PDF linearization
    • Support saving PDF documents compatible with Acrobat 8/9
    • XML forms support
    • Interactive PDF viewing
    • Enhancing support for exporting PDFs to image formats
    • Several other sought-after features
  • Next-Generation Electronic Document Tools
    • A unified product for working with documents through Q2/Q3 2010.
    • A PDF converter in Q4 2009. This product will be able to convert PDF to other formats.

Java Component Suites

PDFOne for the Java™ platform will get updates similar to PDFOne .NET.

  • PDFOne (for the Java™ platform)
    • PDF linearization
    • Support saving PDF documents compatible with Acrobat 8/9
    • XML forms support
    • Interactive PDF viewing
    • Enhancing support for exporting PDFs to image formats
    • Several other sought-after features

New Initiatives

As we have mentioned earlier, we have listened to our customers and incorporated some changes and new initiatives. Among them are the following:

Customer Service

To create a culture of transparency both internally and outside, and to nurture mutual trust between our development team and our customers, we will make our daily progress sheet available to our customers. This progress sheet will contains details including issues reported by customers, issues reported by internal QC, feature requests, and features that are still being worked out. Customers will be mailed access credentials to access this progress sheet. The progress sheet will be available as a Microsoft Excel worksheet.

Hassle-Free Licensing

We have pulled out all stops on the licensing front. Users can build any application they want with our components. Previously, there were some restrictions on this front. All that is gone now. Now, you need an OEM license only if you wish to distribute or bundle our components in non-compiled form or make it a part of another developer tool or software component.

Special Offers

Finally, in recognition of your support and the faith you have placed in us, we are pleased to make the following special offers for you. They are valid until July 31, 2009.

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Our .NET Developer Tools
XtremeDocumentStudio .NET

Multi-format document-processing component suite for .NET developers.

PDFOne .NET

A .NET PDF component suite to create, edit, view, print, reorganize, encrypt, annotate, and bookmark PDF documents in .NET applications.

Our Delphi/C++Builder developer tools
XtremeDocumentStudio Delphi

Multi-format document-processing component suite for Delphi/C++Builder developers, covering both VCL and FireMonkey platforms.

eDocEngine VCL

A Delphi/C++Builder component suite for creating documents in over 20 formats and also export reports from popular Delphi reporting tools.

PDFtoolkit VCL

A Delphi/C++Builder component suite to edit, enhance, view, print, merge, split, encrypt, annotate, and bookmark PDF documents.

Our Java developer tools
XtremeDocumentStudio (for Java)

Multi-format document-processing component suite for Java developers.

PDFOne (for Java)

A Java PDF component suite to create, edit, view, print, reorganize, encrypt, annotate, bookmark PDF documents in Java applications.

Our Platform-Agnostic Cloud and On-Premises APIs
StarDocs

Cloud-hosted and On-Premises REST-based document-processing and document-viewing APIs

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