- openpdf 0.1 -- the parsing and generation library
- openpdfdescribe 0.1 -- a simple command line information utility like tiffinfo
Release early, release often! I'm pleased to present you all with version 0.1 of openpdf. What is openpdf? It's an opensource PDF parsing and generation library, written in C# using mono. This might sound familiar to some of you who know me well, as I wrote a set of PDF libraries a few years ago. Why are I reinventing the wheel? Well, openpdf really solves a different set of problems, is written in a different language, learns from all the mistakes I made along the way with Panda, and is written with parsing in mind, not just generation.
So far, parsing is implemented, although it doesn't decode page descriptions, just the structure of the document. You can see the latest regression test results in the PDF database. Generation is not implemented yet at all.
The ultimate goal is to write a PDF editor which is open source, runs well, and doesn't suck. I'd like to emphasis the doesn't suck a bit more. One of my current problems is that I don't have much free time to work on the project, so we'll have to see how we go. I'm more than happy to accept code contributions though.
You can download the code from here:
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