PHP5 is in OpenSolaris

If you've been following the Web Stack project and the discussions around integrating PHP into OpenSolaris you might have noticed that the PHP discussions have gone quiet for a while now (while Apache, Squid, MySQL and Ruby talks went on). Mainly that was due to the fact that the work for the initial PHP integration was completed a month ago. Since then we've been waiting for the slow churn of the process wheels to get to the point where we could actually check it in.

Unfortunately contributing into OpenSolaris is still very heavy on processes and paperwork (not that it's on paper!), so nothing can happen very quickly. Hopefully we can improve this soon so that making all these common packages can be done more efficiently.

But, all waiting comes to an end sometime. Today all the paperwork trails ended. So the good news is that PHP5 is now in OpenSolaris (you'll see it in snv_76 build).

It's not the end of the road by any means.. as other components like MySQL come in we'll be adding the corresponding extensions. There's also work on improved configuration and other details; surely a few bugs left as well. Feel free to join us in the Web Stack project to help us define where things go.

Tomorrow I'll be at the OpenSolaris Developer Summit at UCSC. Should be interesting...


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