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Windows versions of PHP-OpenIsis & some Free Software philosophy


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Escrito en: 28. 08. 2004 [13:52]
Braulio José Solano Rojas
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registrado desde: 31.12.1969
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Hi!

Someone has asked me about isis-1.0.3p3 for Windows. Has you can see in http://www.php.net/manual/en/install.windows.building.php it is not easy to produce Windows versions.

Another issue is the release of PHP which is some kind of "release per bugs". To prepare Windows versions I have to download all the possible releases of PHP where isis-1.0.3p3 works.

There are no free tools (as gratis) to compile PHP in Windows. I had to buy a Visual C++ 6.0 just to do this. It costed me more than $200 (USD). I have not used this software for anything else.

This means that the costs involved for me are:

1. Telephone (modem bandwidth) for downloading each PHP release.
2. Development software I had to buy.
3. The most important: TIME ($$$).

I have a true commitment with Free Software. That is why I have made investment from my own pocket. Free is "libre" not "gratis".

What we get from Free Software is:

* Capacity to run the software for any purpose.
* Obtain and study the source and adapt it to local needs. (Which is very important in the Latin-American case, this could be ONE tool for local and human development).
* Redistribute the software. (Under the same terms of his license of course).
* Modify and improve the software.
* The capacity of debugging beyond "it is an inevitable bug".
* Use your illusion...

The extension was first financed by Fundación Galileo, then by me.

People has been asking for improvements, software, Windows binaries, etc. But when have them made a commitment? Do you really understand what community means?

I will not spend anymore consuming time or money doing Windows binaries until I see a true commitment:
Click on the paypal button here: http://www.bsolano.com.

I am sorry if you do not like what I am saying, I have been growing up, getting more mature.

Best regards,

Braulio José Solano Rojas
Escrito en: 29. 08. 2004 [10:10]
paul@malete.org
Klaus Ripke
registrado desde: 31.12.1969
Entradas: 0
Hi all

On Saturday 28 August 2004 19:52, braulio @ solsoft.co[dot]cr wrote:
> Click on the paypal button here: http://www.bsolano.com.

=2E. or maybe talk to your local UNESCO in order to have them
raise some dosh for Braulio and the rest of us ...


cheers

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