11 Jan 2001 Cardinal   » (Journeyer)

Released php_imlib 0.3 today. Now that that's out of the way for a little bit, I can relax, fill up my time with other endeavors, and plan what to add to it next. (Image filters, probably. If I can figure out how they work.)

Of course, one minor problem with php_imlib is that it has a highly limited lifespan due to Imlib2's lack of thread saftey. Since php_imlib can't be thread safe, it will become fairly obsolete when Apache 2 becomes more commonplace, and offers threading. As far as I know, GD is also not thread safe, so PHP needs an alternative. One suggestion I've heard is that the Gimp folks are moving their graphics handling code into a library that might prove useful. Another option would be to just write a new one from scratch, though I have a hard time stomaching that one.

The Boss wants me to start learning/coding MS SQL Server. Hrm. Not sure if this would be a good thing to learn or not. At the very least, it'd help when I find myself having to talk to SQL Server from PHP, I suppose.

Well, we'll see how that goes.

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