The time has come to make the first technical preview release of A4PDF, nicknamed embarrasment. The name stems from this statement.
If you're not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you've launched too late.
It does not do much yet, but the basics are there to draw shapes, text and images using a plain C API:
A pkg-config file is also provided. There is also a Python wrapper to run scripts like these:
People should probably not do any distro packaging yet, as the library is neither ABI nor even API stable. However if someone wants to build deb packages, the source portion of Debian control file would look something like this: