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I've been toying with idea of writing PDF documents, and thought it would be a good idea to look at PDFLib, having spotted it as a pre-requisite on a recent CPAN test of Games::Bingo::Print. However, I am using Windows, and as is always the case trying to doing anything on Windows, it's a nightmare. I currently have expat, libxml and libxml2 all installed, but the number of Perl modules that just can't find them is a real pain. I partly blame myself for not taking the time to fully research how to fix that, but also the library authors for largely ignoring the install documentation for Windows.
The same applies to PDFLib. There is an entry in the PDFLib manual about Perl, but it gives no indication as to why, having created auto/pdflib_pl and copied all the relavent
After a bit more research I stumbled upon GnuWin32 sourceforge project. They have a pdflib binary as well as libxml and libxslt. I downloaded the zip files and it's version 4.0.2 with the same minimal documentation as on the official site. It seems the only difference is the fact the binary was compiled on Win32.
I haven't the time to figure out how to do the install properly now, so will have to leave further research till later. Unless anyone has a working version of pdflib on Win32, who can point me in the right direction.