phurple - libpurple bindings for PHP
eion at robbmob.com
Thu Jan 9 13:29:46 EST 2014
How are you handling the fact that the PHP licence is incompatible with
libpurple 's GPL licence? What license is your source code released under?
On 10/01/2014 12:06 am, "Anatol Belski" <ab at php.net> wrote:
> I'm Anatol Belski, PHP core developer. Some long time ago I was discussing
> the possibility of a PHP binding on this lists, then the work was stuck.
> Now it's moving again, not so long ago phurple-0.6.0 was released, which
> supports PHP 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5. So the goal of my writing is in the first
> line to inform the Pidgin community. Here are some useful links for a
> quick overview (news, docs, src and bins)
> After the big pause I've started to base my work on libpurple 2.10.7 as
> the 3.0 seems not quite ready yet.
> The native Visual Studio libpurple builds are available from the SF
> project page. I saw some GSoC project with a try on similar, which was
> however not finished. That builds are fully usable with Visual Studio,
> import libs and headers of libpurple and all the deps are available. So it
> could be interesting to some willing to work with native builds on
> Windows, but in the first place it's dedicated to the PHP extension DLL.
> I'd like to admit a couple of quirks from my point of view
> - libpurple is still not thread safe
> - i'm still grieving libpurple cannot get some less restrictive license
> (just to mention, ignore this one)
> - Pidgin windows builds are done with gcc, there are pro and contra of
> - related to above, compiling with native tools on windows some plugins in
> the core couldn't be done, almost because they're not C89 compatible or
> base on some C89 incompatible lib
> - documentation on compatibility between 2.x and 3.x libpurple is somewhat
> unclear, i personally feel a bit unsure about how to retain compatibility
> in the future
> I'd appreciate any feedback regarding phurple and that short list above.
> And finally, I have to express my greateful thankfulness to the libpurple
> core developers about the great work being done!
> Best Regards
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> Devel at pidgin.im
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