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

Lior Kaplan kaplan at debian.org
Thu Jan 9 13:07:08 UTC 2014

Hi Faidon,

Thanks for the mail.

The sharing of the git repo is a technical thing only. I'm worried about
the PHP eco system in Debian in both the technical and user

Would extensions built with PHP (Zend Engine) would work on PHP (HHVM) ?
If not, do you intend to duplicate the vast variety of PHP extensions
available in Debian?
How do we make sure people understand what PHP engine they get ?


On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 2:28 PM, Faidon Liambotis <paravoid at debian.org>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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