[Xapian-devel] [PHP5] Xapian not compiling

James Aylett james-xapian at tartarus.org
Fri Aug 19 10:01:47 BST 2005

On Thu, Aug 18, 2005 at 04:30:07PM +0100, Olly Betts wrote:

> Marco Tabini has written a PHP5-compatible Xapian extension, which he's
> using to power a PHP-specific search engine called BeebleX:
> http://beeblex.com/
> I don't think he's released the source yet, and I don't know how much of
> the API he's wrapped.
> It would be kind of nice to be able to stop using SWIG for PHP - SWIG's
> PHP support hasn't had a maintainer for several years now, and it's a
> bit buggy in places.  And as noted in this thread, it doesn't support
> PHP5.  So I'd certainly support efforts to produce hand-coded PHP
> wrappers for Xapian.

Probably the best thing would be to move to hand-coded wrappers for
PHP5, and try vaguely to keep PHP4 via SWIG until it's a historical


  James Aylett                                                  xapian.org
  james at tartarus.org                               uncertaintydivision.org

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