End of Life and GDPR

If you're reading the community site these days, you certainly noticed that not a single piece of significant content was created since 2015, and not much since 2013.

Whatever this may mean for PHP-GTK itself is another issue, but for the site itself, it means it ceased to be relevant about 5 years ago, and it's time to move on for the site members. Since the site contains non-anonymous user, it will fall under the new EU GDPR regulations entering into force on 2018-05-25, and there is no point for me to spend time on evolving the site towards compliance when no one is actually using it.

So here is the EOL announcement: the site will be shutting down on 2018-05-24 and its data will taken offline.

A static version of the articles may be published again at some point here or elsewhere, but I wouldn't hold my breath on it. So if you have even some interest in the site content, be sure to copy/paste the pages of interest before it goes dark on 2018-05-24. Or contact me if you want a copy of the files and content, or check my blog for newer content.

Thanks all for participating, it's been a pleasure while it lasted.


Code completion for PHP-GTK in Eclipse PDT

Enabling PHP-GTK2 code completion in Eclipse PDT for a project is very simple. The following example is given on Windows, but the steps should be the same on any supported platform:

  1. First run the Gtk_Dumper.php extractor as described on the previous page, and save the generated skeleton file to some stable directory, say e:\src\php\php-gtk\stubs-2.0.1.php for code completion on the PHP-GTK 2.0.1 version.
  2. Now, start Eclipse with the PHP perspective
  3. Create a new project to hold the skeletons
  4. Add the path to the directory containing the just-generated skeleton file
  5. Save that project
  6. Now create a new PHP project
  7. On the properties page for the new project, reference the existing project you just created for the skeleton file
  8. It's ready

Note that code completion in Eclipse PDT shows:

  • the types of parameters passed to methods
  • class constants (like Gtk::BUILDER_ERROR_*)
  • the additional comments describing the various symbols, (like "/* or NULL */) on optional method parameters

Helios update (2010-06-29)

With the first releases of the Helios platform, on both Win32 and MacOS X, you may find lots of stack exceptions, especially when opening large files/projects. These can ben mostly removed in at least two ways:
  • Simplest: disable "Semantic Highlighting". Of course this means losing on functionality
  • More advanced, suggested by Pierre Rineau: It also depends on the tuning you could have done in your eclipse.ini file. In all cases, raising the -Xms and -Xmx settings to a reasonable amount should cut off most the OutOfMemoryException. You might also want to raise the -XX:PermSize and -XX:MaxPermSize settings to a higher amount than default one. You can also activate the -Dide.gc=true options if you are funky. I currently use this settings, and it works really fine:
    --launcher.XXMaxPermSize 256m