PHP 7.3.0alpha4 is available for testing

The PHP team is glad to announce the release of the fourth PHP 7.3.0 version, PHP 7.3.0alpha4. The rough outline of the PHP 7.3 release cycle is specified in the PHP Wiki.

For source downloads of PHP 7.3.0alpha4 please visit the download page. Windows sources and binaries can be found on windows.php.net/qa/.

Please carefully test this version and report any issues found in the bug reporting system.

THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW – DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!

For more information on the new features and other changes, you can read the NEWS file, or the UPGRADING file for a complete list of upgrading notes. These files can also be found in the release archive.

The next release would be Beta 1, planned for August 2nd.

The signatures for the release can be found in the manifest or on the QA site.

Thank you for helping us make PHP better.

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The Perfect Database Server: Firebird 2.5.3 And FreeBSD 10

Here is the guide on installing Firebird 2.5.3 from FreeBSD 10 Ports and
creating your first test database; also we show you how to install
Flamerobin GUI (administration tool) and the PHP driver for it. This was tested on fresh FreeBSD 10 on a kvm-linux virtual machine.

Download a compressed snapshot of the Ports Collection into /var/db/portsnap.

# portsnap fetch

Or update it.
If you are running Portsnap for the first time, extract the snapshot into /usr/ports:

# portsnap extract

If you already have a populated /usr/ports directory and you are just updating, run the following command instead:

# portsnap update

Enter firebird server ports directory:

# cd /usr/ports/databases/firebird25-server

Compile and install firebird server:

# make -DPACKAGE_BUILDING

# make install

Enable it by adding

firebird_enable="YES"

in

/etc/rc.conf
.

Start it with:

# /usr/local/etc/rc.d/firebird start

logs and security2.fdb seems to be in /var/db/firebird.

# /usr/local/bin/isql-fb

To create a new database:

SQL> create database “tmp/first_database.fdb”;

SQL> connect “/tmp/first_database.fdb” ;

Commit current transaction (y/n)? <– y

Committing.

Database: “/tmp/first_database.fdb”

SQL>

If you want to create a simple table then insert 1-2 rows and select from it; here is one example:

SQL> CREATE TABLE TEST (ID INT NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY, NAME VARCHAR(20));

SQL> show tables;

TEST

SQL> INSERT INTO TEST VALUES (1, ‘John’);

SQL> INSERT INTO TEST VALUES (2, ‘Joe’);

SQL> select * from test;

ID NAME

============ ====================

1 John

2 Joe

To quit the isql-fb console, type quit:

SQL> quit

CON>;

For a good open source GUI admin tool you might check the flamerobin administration tool included in ports repository; it can be installed by a simple:

# cd /usr/ports/databases/flamerobin/ && make install clean

Or if you don’t want to wait use pkg-add

# pkg-add -r flamerobin

To use firebird with php, you will need the php5 driver:

# cd /usr/ports/databases/php5-interbase/ && make install clean

You can choose to compile php with apache support (I have chosen cli, cgi , and apache support);

check it if is enabled with:

# /usr/local/bin/php -m

Or if you don’t want to wait compile all the php use pkg-add

# pkg-add -r php5-interbase

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YiiFirebird 1.0 is marked as stable we need more volunteers for writing and doing tests

It seems that now the YiiFirebird extension is stable enough (please let me know it is not so) for merge in YiiFramework master repo.
Now, the next step is to create the automated tests for this extension. Volunteers? Ideas?
We need to add a “tests” directory for that purpose in our local repo before committing Yii master repo.
Example: https://github.com/yiisoft/yii/blob/master/tests/framework/db/schema/CPostgresTest.php

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