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Re: fx-devel: Re: Welcome to fx-devel

Author: Ken Kittlitz
Conversation: fx-devel: Re: Welcome to fx-devel ( prev | next ) reply!
Topic: fx-devel ( prev | next )
In-Reply-To: Tom's post
Followed-Up-By: Tom's post
Date: Wed Oct 05, 2005 03:24 pm
Tom
Ken Kittlitz
Tom



On Wed, Oct 05, 2005 at 06:01:08PM +0200, Tom wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> I see that the new interface is much nicer, but less complete. I also
> now see that the backend is fairly simple. I was wondering if there's
> any interest and help if I re-implement it in PHP, which I know a lot
> better than perl.

Hi Tom, and welcome aboard!

If by "it" you mean the interface, then I agree that a PHP version would
be a big value-add. It so happens that I'm starting to work on a PHP
interface for another site that's using FX, and will shortly be writing
a PHP module that allows the interface to talk to the Perl back-end.
I'll post that when it's ready, and also include it in the next tarball.

FWIW, I don't think it's cost-effective to redo the back-end in PHP --
there's quite a bit of code there ;-) I've actually been a writing a new
back end in Java that adds some interesting features (it's currently still
in Alpha, and not yet released), but existing interfaces will be able to talk
to it with only minor modifications.

-Ken

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