README

GD4O: OCaml wrapper for the GD graphics library.
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Version 1.0a5, November 24, 2003
Copyright (c) 2002 by Shawn Wagner
Copyright (c) 2003 by Matthew C. Gushee

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WARNING: This is a developer's release, and may contain serious bugs.
  Use in a production environment is not recommended.
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What is GD4O?
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GD4O is an OCaml interface to the GD graphics library. It is based on
OCamlGD 0.7, developed by Shawn Wagner. Since that package is not
actively maintained at present--and, to the best of my knowledge, its
author does not intend to continue working on it--I decided to take up
development. 

The goal of this project is to provide a complete and up-to-date
interface to GD. The current version is very incomplete, but may be
usable for very simple graphics.


Major changes from OCamlGD
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 * GD4O uses Findlib

 * New drawing objects:
  
     polygon
     filled_polygon
     filled_ellipse

 * Implemented antialiased drawing

 * Created more extensive test program, which draws most available
   shapes and tests all output methods.


Documentation
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  INSTALL
    How to compile and install the library and test program.
  README.ocamlgd
    README from OCamlGD 0.7
  doc/manual.txt
    Partial user's manual from OCamlGD. Should be enough to help you get
    started.
  doc/api-xref.html
    Cross-reference from GD C API to OCaml API. Shows status of each
    feature in GD4O, with links to GD library docs and GD4O API docs.
  

Comments, Questions, Bug reports
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Please send email to <gd4o@havenrock.com>

Enjoy!


November 24, 2003
Matt Gushee <mgushee@havenrock.com>