Well here goes. My first diary entry.
settled a little with the 1.1.0 release and I've got a
working Debian package uploaded, I've had a bit more
time to concentrate on other projects.
Session, a custom session handler for PHP4 which
supports any database accessible using the PEAR libraries.
It stores sessions in a database rather than in separate
files on disk, which not only has speed and scalability
advantages, but allows multiple web servers to share
sessions (ie for failover and load balancing). It also
includes tips on session handling, and recommends OpenWDDX be used so as
are also accessible from other platforms. This means you
can log in using mod_perl (say) and then transparently
access a PHP application. Waiting for some useful feedback
so I can roll out a 1.0.0 release so if you're bored, go
play and let me know what you think. Given there's been a
few hundred downloads and no bug reports I figure it
Also packaged up bpalogin to keep
Australia's Telstra Bigpond C
able subscribers happy. It's a nobrainer to install,
using debconf to ask for a username and password and then
setting itself up to start from the boot scripts. Maybe
it'll earn Debian a few more users but it really would be
nice if Bigpond would consider it as a supported platform.
I'm not holding my breath though. They seem fairly happy to
stick with FreezePad rather than approaching Scott
Campbell about his Win
Cable alternative, which actually works.
Oh, and then there's SquirrelMail which
I've also packaged. I've done about 10 of the 47 plugins,
but I'll save the rest until I finish the package building
gadget I'm working on. Debian sid users can now 'apt-get
install squirrelmail' to get a clean PHP webmail client,
and hopefully we'll be seeing it and its plugins in
Debian's upcoming 3.0 (woody) release.
Right... off to do some real work