Subject Re: [firebird-php] Current problems with PHP5.3 testing
Author Lester Caine
Pierre Joye wrote:
> On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 5:49 PM, masotti <masotti@...> wrote:
>> Hi Lester,
>> Lester Caine ha scritto:
>>> Does anybody here have a framework in which they CAN compile a copy of
>>> php_interbase.dll? Or should I ask on the developers list to see if
>>> anybody can put one together ...
>> I've a VC6 in a VMware with some space, so I can compile only for Apache.
>> I'll try this evening at home, if you're allready interested.
> What is very annoying is to run in circles, thanks Lester for that.
> What you need to compile php 5.3 is vc6 or VC9 and be able to build
> firebird so we can use the fbclient with php. In the meantime someone
> has stepped in and is working now on fixing the build scripts (for
> VC9). I will inform the list(s) as soon as there is something
> available.


*IF* I had VC6 then I would have done this myself, but I don't and so I
- like many others - are reliant on the windows builds which have - up
until now - happened automatically on Many people using
Firebird are based on Borland windows development tools, and despite
what has been said in the past, VC and Builder C++ simply do not play
well together starting at the simple 'how do you ...' level.

VC9 is - as I understand it - only required for IIS which is not on my
own test systems, so all that I require is the same build of php that is
currently happening for PHP5.2? That is just and automatic build isn't it?

So why can't we simply have the VC6 build for PHP5.3?

The extension builds happily in PHP5.3 on Linux, is working there and
since THAT is not included in distributions we circulate our own copies
of it. So why should we not do the same thing with an Apache/Windows
build in much the same way that we circulate Windows UDF extensions for

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