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Thursday, December 17, 2009

How to contact Swiftly Tilting

I specialize in PHP, with an emphasis on Mediawiki and other open source web applications such as Wordpress and phpBB. I am available to create custom applications, extensions and plug-ins as well as modify or trouble shoot existing PHP-based sites.

If you wish to contact me, please use the contact form.

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Thanks for your interest!

phc-win 0.3.1 - a PHP EXE compiler

The bugs in bcompiler seem to have been worked out since phc-win 0.3.0. Unlike 0.3.0, this release has the standard PHP DLLs (for PHP 5.3.1) and separate Winbinder, win32std and bcompiler DLLs. I’m hoping to be able to get a smaller DLL with all of the required extensions going, but for now this is better than the buggy bcompiler version.

If you find php-win useful, please consider making a small donation.

View the phc-win documentation.

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Note to XP users:
You may need to install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86) for EXEs to run correctly.

Note to Windows 2000, 9x Users
Due to a change in 5.3.x series of PHP, phc-win does not work on Windows 2000 or 9x machines. There are no plans to compile a 5.2.x series binary for phc-win. If you cannot upgrade your OS, I recommend using phc-win 0.2.1 which uses PHP 5.0.5.

Check the phc-win category for the latest version.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

phc-win 0.3.0 - a PHP EXE compiler - compatible with PHP 5.3.1

It’s been quite a while since phc-win was updated due to the difficulty of getting all of the extensions compiled and running with each new version of PHP. Finally I got WinBinder compiled with PHP 5.3.1, and Alec Gorge helped out and compiled some lightweight DLL files to use with phc-win.

The good:
* PHP 5.3.1 compatible
* Program EXEs need only 1 DLL file and no other files to run correctly (if using one of the Alec Gorge compiled DLLs)
* Included DLL is only 2.44 megs

The bad:
* it seems bcompiler has changed since the last update of phc-win. Unfortunately it has introduced an error which causes programs to crash if your PHP code uses constants as default function parameter values. IE function foo ($bar = CONSTANT_VALUE) will cause the a program crash. Other problems may also exist with bcompiler. Because of this I may need to make the bcompilation stage optional.

UPDATE: Bug reports have been submitted to the bcompiler team and they are working on it, so hopefully there will be a resolution to this issue. Update 2: phc-win 0.3.1 is packaged with updated bcompiler dlls.

This version of phc-win has no actual functionality changes from 0.2.1 besides minor tweaks to get things working with php5.3 and working around the bcompiler issues.

If you find php-win useful, please consider making a small donation.

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For the latest version, check the phc-win category.

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