Subject Re: [firebird-php] PHP Driver status
Author Lester Caine
masotti wrote:
> Hi Lester,
> Lester Caine ha scritto:
>> After checking the windows machine with FB2.1 on I've confirmed that this has
>> a VC8 based client, but it works perfectly with all of the legacy stuff and
>> with the last PHP5.2.x ( and PHP5.3 with php_interbase ) snapshots that I have.
> These are good news, from some POV, but can we say about "works
> perfectly"? I'm glad that your apps works perfectly, but, as a serious
> system developer, before starting a project, I'd be sure that "my"
> application would works perfectly in "my" system.
> At the moment I use and will use only Linux as target systems, but use
> Windows as development and test system, so I need some degree of
> reliability between two OSes worlds: suppose that my development models
> (read coding habits) are quite different from yours, what can I say
> about target reliability without a "standardized" tests system to check
> deployment?
> I've to design a new Web application with two databases that are used
> from other two distinct Web apps and from a reporting Delphi
> application. I know I'm not running on thin ice, but I scares greenhouse
> effect...
> I've read some errors and some oddities in PHP Firebird/Interbase
> documentation so it's matter of try, stress and check
I have a test suit that works for me. But the main thing is having got a
number of large customers relying on my systems with data back to the mid 90's
in some cases I certainly do not want to introduce problems. These have
appeared - such as the blob id problem - and those problems can now be checked
for, but *MY* test suit is only relying on a working system and also tests
database access via ADOdb so while the base tests are useful, they are not the
total answer. Actually the ADOdb test suite does a fairly comprehensive job.

> To Peter: how is possible to test a PHP set in Windows without MSVC and
> recompiling?
> See
> It's a strange situation: Delphi for PHP (and other maybe) releases a
> PHP "ready-to-run" (no makefile), and I want to test Interbase/Firebird
> (and eventually making other tests I think are missing), but
> says only way is to "make test" in windows after *building* PHP. In my
> devel machine I don't need and don't want MSVC installed (I need space
> for DBs and other things), and don't want other Windows OS wasted.
> In seems too simple, but there's
> nothing about the script to use to run the test set I only want to.
> I think that if you want an help, would be better to simplify (or
> explain better): anyway, I can develop and see if works in a base
> environment, you can test in all environ which knowledge of, simply, I
> cannot afford. But a link to a starting php script is needed.
As far as I am aware - and again this may be flawed information ;)
.phpt files need to be compiled to be usable - you can not use them directly!
But the same file is used for Linux as Windows so while many of us can't TEST
the results using Windows we can play with them via Linux?

Lester Caine - G8HFL
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