Subject Re: [firebird-php] Firebird + PHP6
Author Lester Caine
marius adrian popa wrote:
> On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 3:15 AM, Lester Caine <lester@...> wrote:
>> marius adrian popa wrote:
>>> we must work on firebird related bugs also we must test php 6 ?
>>> do you want to help with that
>> Marius I was testing PHP6 THREE years ago and trying to help get it
>> sorted, but I was wasting my time as the main php development crowd do
>> not seem to have any interest in finishing the job. I've seen talk about
>> PHP5.4 now and if 5.3 is anything like 5.1 - that will come quite
>> quickly to replace the changes that 5.3 is forcing on people :(
>> I've not had a machine with PHP6 on running for some time - is there any
>> point yet :(

> you have to be more optimistic about it , could you install it in an
> virtual machine like
> virtualbox+ubuntu and then try some software that works with firebird on it
> bitweaver , phpbb3 ...

I've got enough fun trying to find a distribution I can live with
without adding 'virtual' stuff ;) The council IT departments are into
'virtualisation' at the moment, but I just don't get the point. I want a
server to run FLAP and nothing else. Why would I want to create virtual
servers at all?

Once the last PHP5.0.4 machines have been converted ( and two of them
are moving from Windows to Linux at the same time ) then I'll have a
machine that I can upgrade, but should that be to PHP5.3 or PHP6 -
Everything needs stress testing again on 5.3 but if PHP6 IS the next
step, then I'll simply leapfrog again. There are only so many hours in a

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