Since I use a Mac for my primary development machine at work, I’ve been looking for a Subversion app with the power and ease of use of TortoiseSVN. I’ve tried a few different ones, and while they all work for the normal checkout, edit, commit workflow of subversion, I find myself going back to TortoiseSVN every now and then. A few cases for going back include viewing the history of a repository; looking for the full change history of a file, and easily browsing an entire repository. While many of the intergrated clients in Eclipse and other IDEs do this, I prefer a standalone client that doesn’t bind me to an IDE since I could be working with a number of different files in the course of a day. And I’m not really a fan of big IDEs anyways ;-).
The new PHP 5.2.6 release will feature automatic configuration of the NetServe Web Server thanks to help from James at Net-X Solutions. There also will be some bug fixes in the area of FastCGI configuration, Vista support, and extension configuration.
Thanks to a missed CVS commit, Bug # 43230 came up b0rking the installer last week. I rebuilt it and updated it at http://www.php.net/downloads.php ( with big thanks to Derick Rethans for the karma and help finding my way to get it updated ).
After reading Joe Stanger’s post on the Go Live release of the Microsoft FastCGI Extension, I’ve added support in the installer for the now in CVS. This should help those on deploying via IIS as it is much better option than CGI ( or ISAPI *shudder* ), and the installer will provide automatic configuration of IIS for you.
It’s almost been a year now since the first testing release the of the installer came out ( http://news.php.net/php.internals/24929 ). I would like to thank everyone who has used and provided feedback on it; as my first real contribution to PHP and Open Source in general, it has been a very rewarding experience.