Monday, December 14, 2009

PDF Library

In GDCM, I needed a PDF library in order to cope with Encapsulated PDF Storage (1.2.840.10008.5.1.4.1.1.104.1)

I thought poppler would fit the need, but anytime a new release would come out, the API would be badly broken. Eg:

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=555959

Today I found out, there is a new effort:

http://planet.gnu.org/gnupdf/

I'll have to keep an eye on it, and drop poppler which is only a rendering library (it pulls dependencies to fonts library !).

1 comment:

malat said...

There is even podofo:

http://podofo.sourceforge.net/

reported as:

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=431809

with packaging at:

http://debian.scribus.net/debian/dists/testing/main/source/