- finding an alternative to ghostscript. ghostscript is the only open source pdf handling library I know.
- write your own pdf handling code using the standard. Good luck with that, you'll be better off with ghostscript.
Merging pdf without ghostscript
- Install GS on your machine or get copy of it is files
- Store gs files with your application
- Copy append_pdfs and modify gs path to indicate where you hava gs...exe
- Use append_pdfs like usual