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    Default PHP Slowly Progresses For GLib, Cairo, Pango

    Phoronix: PHP Slowly Progresses For GLib, Cairo, Pango

    While the PHP-GTK project has basically been dead for years, to provide GTK2 bindings to the PHP programming language, there have been several other projects worked on in more recent times to advance the GNOME support for the PHP programming language...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM0NTI

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    is there really any use of a php binding for Gtk3? Maybe for any php programmer who is not willing to learn Vala, JS, Python, C or C++. But otherwise

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    Perhaps with gtk3 coming to the web browsers with their tech... that'll make it easier for php devs to deal with. Has to spend way less time being productive again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vadi View Post
    Perhaps with gtk3 coming to the web browsers with their tech... that'll make it easier for php devs to deal with. Has to spend way less time being productive again.
    PHP is server-side, so GTK3 on browsers is irrelevant here.

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    Why? If a php dev wants to go clientside, they wouldn't have to learn JS/HTML/CSS stack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vadi View Post
    Why? If a php dev wants to go clientside, they wouldn't have to learn JS/HTML/CSS stack.
    Not in the real world.

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    Not yet, because gtk in browsers is still experimental. For developing applications via browsers, not websites, this might be feasible.

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    There are also other bindings for the PHP language to other crossplatform GUI libraries like QT http://php-qt.berlios.de/ that seems pretty much unmaintained and the wxWidgets one that seems to have progressed to a usable level: http://wxphp.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vadi View Post
    Not yet, because gtk in browsers is still experimental. For developing applications via browsers, not websites, this might be feasible.
    In which case server-side is irrelevant, because the app is in the browser. The fact of the matter is that there's pretty much no value in having PHP support these things. Yes, you can write regular programs in PHP and run them from the command line or wherever, but there are far better languages to do that than PHP (I mean, there are far better languages for server-side code than PHP, but that's an argument for a different day). Just because it's technically possible to use PHP to do this, doesn't mean it's a good idea or a good use of developer resources.

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