Subject Re: [Firebird-general] PHP is droping support for Interbase/Firebird in PHP5.3.x
Author Lester Caine
marius popa wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 11:44 PM, Lester Caine <lester@...> wrote:
>> Just to let people know.
>> CURRENTLY the php_interbase driver has been dropped from PHP as of PHP5.3.0 so
>> IF you want to use Firebird with PHP then you are stuck with PHP5.2.6 and
>> hopefully 5.2.7 when some windows builds of the RC appear.
>> This has come about because the current driver needs a fairly major rewrite to
>> make all of the changes brought about by the PHP goal posts being moved
>> drastically. PHP5.3 is a fairly major restructure - which even THEY can not
>> agree on yet - and is incompatible with the 5.2 code base.
> The only think they asked is an release manager for windows builds
> We (Milan and I) offered to help with the firebird driver development
> so i guess we have to start building on an windows box
> with visual studio So is not yet removed but it needs an good care
> So i will do it but only after i find an job and then i will announce
>> It would be nice if people could add a little support to the pressure to get
>> the problems sorted out!

Check the latest PHP5.3.0 builds, and the messages on the php list.
php_intebase has not been included in a build for some time now - but it WAS
present back in June. What I am being told today is that "Support has been
discussed and DROPPED".

Lester Caine - G8HFL
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