[php-maint] HHVM under pkg-php-maint?

Ondřej Surý ondrej at sury.org
Thu Feb 13 09:19:24 UTC 2014

I would be happy to help to start this packaging. And I don't mind if we
do that inside pkg-php-maint since it aims to interpret the same

However I need a strong promise that somebody (the FB team) will look
over the bugs on the package and take care of them.


On Thu, Jan 9, 2014, at 13:28, Faidon Liambotis wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Over at the (absurdly long) ITP #727085, we're discussing the prospect 
> of bringing Facebook's alternative PHP engine, HHVM, to Debian. Facebook 
> looks very much interested in fostering a community around it, with 
> significant code investments towards this direction (e.g. FastCGI 
> support[1], major feature parity & framework compatibility[2] etc.) and 
> Paul Tarjan from Facebook (Cc'ed) filed the ITP and is actively involved 
> in the discussion.
> László was the first to offer packaging it but I'm also very much 
> interested, as over at the Wikimedia Foundation (where I'm employed at) 
> we're discussing on switching to HHVM within the next few months.
> As at least the 2-3 of us are likely to collaborate, I was wondering if 
> there's sufficient interest from the existing PHP packagers and if it 
> would make sense in your opinion to share the Alioth project roof or if 
> you view it as a completely discrete effort and we should use e.g. 
> collab-maint instead. To be clear, this isn't a call of help; help from 
> the existing pool of packagers is very much welcome, but I don't see it 
> as a dependency to this, or even necessary by itself at this point.
> Regards,
> Faidon
> 1: http://www.hhvm.com/blog/1817/fastercgi-with-hhvm
> 2: http://www.hhvm.com/blog/2813/we-are-the-98-5-and-the-16
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