Subject Re: [firebird-php] PHP Firebird Vista install problems
Author Lester Caine
marius popa wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 11:34 AM, Lester Caine <lester@...> wrote:
>> masotti wrote:
>>> Lester Caine ha scritto:
>>>> There IS still a niggle with 64 bit builds of the driver and blob id's
>>>> which
>>>> has not been totally fixed :(
>>> Yes, I know.
>>> But, AFAIU, it's Firebird related only: having driver forked it's
>>> "simpler" to fix then.
>>> Am I right?
>> I think so. The current php_interbase driver is built against the legacy
>> library stuff rather than the newer header files which I think is part of
>> the
>> problem. So forking does seem the next step, once internals come back with
>> some answers on how to fork :(
> In open source world you just fork it, you don't ask because it is
> easy to do so
> what shocked me with kernel/git development is there are many kernel forks
> but they at some time merged with the linus mainline tree
> It's easy to fork and merge with git
> At github i have an Fork button :)
> I think is better we should start with 5.3 or 6.0 /ext/interbase one
> and we should keep up with php devel team from and then when we will
> have an cvs account we will
> upload there

While it's easy to fork the Linux builds, the windows one's are a bit more of
a nightmare, and personally I need something 'official' for QA reasons.

PDO is a separate problem as far as I am concerned. It would be nice if
someone would build a PDO driver that is totally compatible with the native
driver, but as far as I am concerned PDO architecture is somewhat lacking so
we need both drivers!

Nothing back yet from internals but I'll rattle the cage again later tonight.

Lester Caine - G8HFL
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