Kyng Chaos
“The beast is actively interested only in now, and, as it is always now and always shall be, there is an eternity of time for the accomplishment of objects.”
- the wisdom of Tarzan

libHaru PDF for PHP

After waiting for PDFlib to be ready for 64bit Leopard, here's an alternative.

I never really liked PDFlib - bloated with a customized libtiff and not truly free - and it took a while for the authors to update it for 64bit Leopard (and then it took me a while to realize they had limited the 64bit compiling ability a little in the "Lite" version).

My early search for alternatives turned up libharu, but it was in very early development stages. Now it seems to be mature. For testing purposes, I have made a separate Haru PDF extension with a simple installation. Try it out, let me know how it works. Eventually I'll roll it into my PHP distribution.

I'll also attempt, with my limited C skills, to make MapServer use libharu for PDF support, but that could take a while (for me). I may just pass the suggestion onto the MapServer developers and hope.

blog/2008/20080623_libharu_pdf_for_php.txt · Last modified: 2008/11/29 12:47 by kyngchaos
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