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In Case You Missed It... The Week of May 9, 2005

by: Elizabeth Naramore
May 9, 2005

Let's see what's been happening the past week:

Allan Knowles shows us FlexySvn

If you're interested in switching to Subversion instead of CVS, then you'll want to check out the slick FlexySvn browser Alan Knowles is working on (yes, this thing is cool!). Read about it at or see it in action for yourself at

Info from IPC2K5 available online

A number of speakers from this year's International PHP Conference have posted the slides from their presentations:
As well, Chris Shiflett has posted his PHP Security talk from a recent NOAA conference:

Oracle launches a PHP Developer Center

The Oracle Technology Network has a new area "for technical information about the use of PHP in conjunction with enterprise-class Oracle technology." There are articles, installation guides, technical and white papers, forums specific to Oracle/PHP, sample chapters from popular books, and downloadable extensions. It's the place to be if you're integrating the two. Simply go to

Be a Zend VIP

Zend has announced its keynote speakers for the upcoming PHP conference it is sponsoring in October. Rod Smith (IBM), Marc Andreessen (Netscape/Opsware) and Stephen O'Grady (Redmonk) are the initial announced Keynote Speakers, and if you are one of the first 100 registrants to the conference, you can attend a VIP dinner and meet the speakers & Zend big-wigs. For more info, go to or to register, go to

php|architect offers month-to-month subscription

If you're commitment-shy and just aren't ready to give a full year of yourself to php|architect, then you'll be glad to know that now you can subscribe on a month-to-month basis. Read more by going to the official announcement:

phpBB 2.0.15 released - security upgrade

phpBB Group has released an upgrade of phpBB which fixes some major and minor bugs, and you are encouraged to download and install if you are using this software. For more information and to read about upgrading/installing, visit

phpMyAdmin 2.6.2-pl1 is released

This patch-level release contains MySQL fixes and can be downloaded by going to

Photos from the first PHP Developer's Conference

... have been posted by Zeev Suraski on his blog. If you want to see the minds that spawned PHP, and what they looked like in 2000, go to Zeev's gallery:

PEAR/PECL releases

Latest PEAR releases include:
  • File_Archive - File_Archive will let you manipulate easily the tar, gz, bz2 and zip files
  • File_SMBPasswd - Class for managing SAMBA style password files.
  • Gtk_FileDrop - Make Gtk widgets accept file drops
  • Pager - Data paging class
  • PHP_Archive - Create and Use PHP Archive files
  • Services_Technorati - A class for interacting with the Technorati API
  • Text_Diff - Engine for performing and rendering text diffs
  • XML_RPC - PHP implementation of the XML-RPC protocol 
And PECL releases include:
  • colorer - Syntax highlighting
  • ibm_db2 - PHP extension for DB2/Cloudscape
  • runkit - allows you to replace, rename, and remove user defined functions and classes, define customized superglobal variables for general purpose use, and execute code in restricted environment (sandboxing).
  • WinBinder - A Native Windows binding for PHP
  • xmlwriter - Provides fast, non-cached, forward-only means to write XML data.
For more information and to download these packages, go to or
See you next week with more news and tidbits from the PHP world!

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