[Maybe-ITP] PHP

Jari Aalto jari.aalto@cante.net
Thu Apr 27 18:31:00 GMT 2006

Max Bowsher <maxb1-B2Gdhv0Jo/g@public.gmane.org> writes:

> I don't have much of a liking for PHP myself, but seeing the large
> quantity of people who _do_ want it, and being the apache2 maintainer, I
> feel like I ought to at least make a bit of an effort to make it available.
> So: I have prospective PHP packages building right now, but:
> (1) I'm linking to postgresql. PHP without any SQL database interface
> would be a bit crippled - on the other hand, this requires *everyone*
> installing PHP to install PostgreSQL. It *ought* to be able to
> modularize the dependency into a sub-package, but persuading the
> extensions to build as DLLs is proving more complicated than I have time
> to tackle right now.
> (2) I'm making no attempt to support Apache 1.x - it's pretty much in
> the terminal phase of its life-cycle, and I'm unwilling to spend much
> time working on it.
> Given the above caveats, do you think I should proceed with the ITP
> process, or not?

Please do. PHP 4.x is not a very well designed, but PHP 5.x 
has decent class support for writing reusable code.


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