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Comment Re:interestingly, has always been open source (Score 5, Interesting) 43

I'm the third party you're talking about, the developer of phpAdsNew. Sadly, things took a turn for the worse when the company OpenAds (now OpenX) decided to make a business out of the advertising server. Although they've made a lot of money, the open source version has been neglected completely.

I put the download page online because I didn't like the fact that you had to register, but I'm haven't been involved in the project since 2002, so there's not much I can do about this shameful bug.

Comment Re:Low chair (Score 1) 262

Good advice, but impossible to do if you have a modern laptop, because even 15" laptops now have a keypad by default. It drives me crazy, because it means the keyboard is off-center and the glidepath is off-center.
Makes me wonder what idiot came up with the idea that 15" laptops needed a keypad ?

Comment Re:It's the open tag (Score 1) 209

Actually it will already work on PHP 5.2/5.3 if it was compiled with --enable-zend-multibyte but that will depend on the hosting provider or the distribution being used.

So checking whether the host has this enabled (phpinfo() will tell you) is your best bet.
For 5.4 you still need to have it compiled with --enable-zend-multibyte but now you can disable it in php.ini

The fact that 5.4 doesn't introduce any backward incompatibilities should also increase the adoption rate significantly.

Comment Re:PHP 6 crashed (Score 1) 209

The problem here might not be the open tag, but closing tag. If you use include(_once) or require(_once) and you used a closing tag in the file you're trying to include or require, you hve to be careful nothing follows that closing tag (like a newline...).
The best option is :
- Never to use a closing tag, since it's optional anyway
- To use a standard PHP IDE to write your code

Comment Re:hello, anybody out there? (Score 1) 209

Keep in mind that it doesn't guarantee full compatibility with PHP 5.4, but it does all the automated checks it can do, so that's a huge timesaver.
Including it it Debian or any other distribution is certainly a good idea. But I recommend waiting a week or two... I just released it today, so there may be some minor bugs in there...

It was kinda like stuffing the wrong card in a computer, when you're stickin' those artificial stimulants in your arm. -- Dion, noted computer scientist