Subject Re: [firebird-php] Some questions about php_interbase.dll
Author marius adrian popa
On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 4:24 PM, marius adrian popa <mapopa@...> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 2:27 PM, Oscar DarĂ­o Perdiguero
> <dperdisysa@...> wrote:
>> Hi.
>> I'm a developer new to php + firebird but not to firebird. I'm using
>> this from IB 4.0 but with delphi and I want to reach similar
>> functionality in php. To do this I have some ideas to expand
>> functionality into php_interbase.dll (or may be create a php_firebird.dll).
>> My goal is to create all the necesary functions to public the full API
>> from firebird to php and create some functions of higer level that
>> simplify some repetitive tasks.
>> I have some questions about it:
>> 1) Is this posible?
> download the source code from , for example 5.3.x
> and the related firebird/interbase code is under ext/interbase/
> and if you use pdo
> ext/pdo_firebird
> you can help with testing and fixing the bugs from pdo_firebird and interbase
> later i guess if there are too many differences with interabase
> extension we can do
> a fork and create the firebird clean extension
>> 2) Where can I get the source codes?
>> 3) Is any body working on it?
> there are some people who fix some bugs , they are on php internals
>> 4) Is another similar project on going?
> no , only the source from exists
>> 5) I'm C++ Builder and Delphi Programer and I'd like to know if it is
>> possible to compile using this?
> it might be possible to compile with c++ builder but
> php .net requires/forces only visual studio on win or the g++ on linux
> but my guess is that you can compile it with mingw too or g++ on cygwin
> that would be more interesting (the mingw path of compiling)

Here is the article on building on windows
related documentation

If it's easier to you in my opinion it's better to install a ubuntu
virtual machine in virtualbox
and compile develop from there the extension