PHP 4 end of life announcement

From php.net

"Today it is exactly three years ago since PHP 5 has been released. In those three years it has seen many improvements over PHP 4. PHP 5 is fast, stable & production-ready and as PHP 6 is on the way, PHP 4 will be discontinued. The PHP development team hereby announces that support for PHP 4 will continue until the end of this year only. After 2007-12-31 there will be no more releases of PHP 4.4. We will continue to make critical security fixes available on a case-by-case basis until 2008-08-08. Please use the rest of this year to make your application suitable to run on PHP 5. For documentation on migration for PHP 4 to PHP 5, we would like to point you to our migration guide. There is additional information available in the PHP 5.0 to PHP 5.1 and PHP 5.1 to PHP 5.2 migration guides as well.

For documentation on migration for PHP 4 to PHP 5, we would like to point you to our migration guide. There is additional information available in the PHP 5.0 to PHP 5.1 and PHP 5.1 to PHP 5.2 migration guides as well."

Wow, seem that  php5 campaign get full support

it’s also make zend framework full acceleration since it’s only run in php5 not like codeigniter that run on php4 and php5.

OK, php5 I’m coming 🙂

 

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Diff database structure with sqlyog

When requirement for information stored in database grow, old table structure need to adjust for flexibility.

Common task to do in  normal cycle :

1. Build new application in other place

2. Synchronize database ( tables)

3. Upload application.

Second step ( synchronize tables) often  painful when a lot of changes made at home and need to sync with server environment.

A handy tool to sync database table I often use is sqlyog.

For example I have two database :

db1 (at server)

db2 (at home)

table structure has changed.

In db1, table testing has this fields :

CREATE TABLE `testing` (
`id` tinyint(3) NOT NULL auto_increment,
 `name` varchar(15) NOT NULL default '',
  PRIMARY KEY  (`id`)
) TYPE=MyISAM AUTO_INCREMENT=1 ;
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Step by step install wamp in windows xp

With recent progress of php5 campaign and minimum windows xp deployment I think I should upgrade my appserv to wampserver mode.

Wampserver can use dual php mode, php5 by default with php4 as addon.

Latest release :

WAMP5 1.7.2 with PHP 5.2.3 and MySQL 5.0.41

PHP4.4.7 ADD-ON for WAMP5 1.7.2

Latest release can be download here

I download WAMP5 1.7.2 with addon php4

Here’s the the installation steps :

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Weekend Links : php and slackware

It is a dangerous cycle, and one that needs to be broken. The PHP developer community has decided that it is indeed now time to move forward, together. Therefore, the listed software projects have all agreed that effective February 5th, 2008, any new feature releases will have a minimum version requirement of at least PHP 5.2.0. Furthermore, the listed web hosts have agreed that effective February 5th, 2008, they will include PHP 5.2 (or a more recent version) in their service offer.

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