Snowtide Informatics Systems, Inc. has announced that PDFTextStream, its PDF text and metadata extraction library for Java applications and Web services has been updated to version 1.2. This new release adds to PDFTextStream's extraction credentials the ability to extract Adobe XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform) formatted metadata streams. PDFTextStream supports all versions of the PDF document specification, including reading 40- and 128-bit encrypted PDF files. It is designed to provide access to the text and metadata held in PDF files to Java applications and Web services. It also includes a module that provides drop-in integration with the Jakarta Lucene full-text indexing and search component. Version 1.2 of PDFTextStream is available immediately. PDFTextStream is a pure Java library, and is therefore compatible with any computing platform for which a v1.3 or higher Java Runtime Environment is available (including Linux, many Unix variants, Windows 2000/XP, and Mac OS X). Licenses start at $1900 for a 1-CPU development/deployment license. Evaluation downloads are available at online.