[php-maint] Bug#380731: Bug#380731: Bug#380731: php5: Embedded PHP interpreter missing

sean finney seanius at debian.org
Wed Feb 10 09:13:31 UTC 2010

hi paul,

On Tue, Feb 09, 2010 at 01:47:41AM -0800, Paul Biggar wrote:
> While I support the idea that PHP is a hideous language that should
> never be used, I do not support the idea that your role as maintainers
> should allow you to refuse to package something for what is
> essentially a religious reason.

there's also the unfortunate reality that as it stands now the maintainers
for for php are few and already overcommitted with supporting the existing
php5 packages/extensions in debian.  so regardless of the "religious"
objections as you call it, there's also an acute shortage of
knowledge/time/interest/developers to deal with supporting yet another SAPI.

myself, i might not have the same strong objections that other members of
the team may have, but i certainly won't be making any investment of
time to get this working, either.  i'm (semi-ignorantly) guessing that
there are *also* some technical problems that would have to be solved
w.r.t the exported includes/api/abi/dependencies.

in any event, i think there would be unanimous agreement from our team
that even if we do enable this SAPI it won't be for squeeze given the
short time frame and the focus of our limited efforts is to get 5.3
transitioned to testing before the freeze.

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