CamlPDF is an OCaml library for reading, writing and modifying PDF files. It is the basis of the commercial "CPDF" command line tool, which is available at http://www.coherentpdf.com/.
Copyright Coherent Graphics Ltd 2007 - 2013. Released under the LGPL with special linking exception. See "LICENCE" for details.
If downloading from Github, obtain the correct source. This means choosing the tag for a particaular version, such as "v2.1.1". The head of the master branch is unstable.
Run "make". This will build camlpdf.a, camlpdf.cma, camlpdf.cmxa and the documentation (in doc/camlpdf/html).
If your environment has "ocamlfind", "make install" will install the library. Otherwise, use the built outputs as you will.
The API documentation, which is built by the makefile in doc/camlpdf/html, can also be accessed online at http://www.coherentpdf.com/camlpdf.
The file introduction-to-camlpdf.pdf will help the beginner.
Some level of knowledge of the PDF file format itself, which is large, may be required. The standard texts are the author's book:
and the ISO standard for PDF:
The file miniz.c is a (very slightly modified) version of the miniz.c zlib implementation by Rich Geldreich, avalable here:
The files flatestubs.c, pdfflate.ml and pdfflate.mli are a slightly modified version of some parts of CamlZip by Xavier Leroy. The originals are available here:
OCamlMakefile was written by Markus Mottl. It is available here:
These works are also released under the LGPL with special linking exception, as described in LICENCE.