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Re: Is Drizzle a developers-only project?


Johannes Schlüter wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-01-04 at 09:11 -0800, Michael Shadle wrote:
>> Agreed. PECL is a bit hard to navigate. It gets the job done, and you
>> can use command line utils to grab the packages too (that was part of
>> my suggestion)
> To get even more off-topic: We're happy about contributors! The PHP
> project is quite limited on people working on the websites, every help
> welcome.
> And to justify the mail a bit more: Brian Moon said in this thread about
> PHP: "a ./configure && make && make install are the most commonly used
> things and things that users _expect_ to be there." Which isn't true.
> PHP by default enables only modules which don't depend on external
> libraries, so no zlib support, no mysql supprt, no openssl, ... by
> default. But as there's no rule without exception: XML support,
> depending on libxml2, is enabled by default and some libs (pcre for
> instance, sqlite) are bundled and activated, while then again not all
> bundled libs are activated (gd, as gd optionally depends on libjpeg,
> libpng, ...)
> So it's a chaos and no example to follow.
> What I find more interesting in PHP is the way modules (extensions) are
> handled bythe build system so they can easily be compiled statically in
> PHP or as .so and  can be built stand alone without the the complete PHP
> sources ...

Yup... we have just added support for this in drizzle too. I _REALLY_
need to write that blog post...