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.


Install PHP-GTK 2 on MS-Windows™ - PiGii


First of all, be prepared to accept the terms of the agreement for the following licenses:


Still here? Well, now you are ready to choose the pack you need: lite, standard, or huge. Here are 3 criteria to help you choose:
Criteria                        Lite    Standard    Huge
What other users have chosen    15 %      20 %       65 %
The sizes of each pack         5.1 MB    7.9 MB    12.4 MB
For the detailed report of features, see the pigii website.

That Simple

  • Once downloaded, run the selected pack and Agree with the licenses or Cancel... you were warned.
  • If you did agree with the licences, then fine tune your selection of the included components or packages. A short description is displayed in front of each component when the mouse is positionned over its name. The components are organized as tree. Entire branches of that tree are selected and deselected very easily by checking or unchecking a box.
  • Once the boxes are checked, enter the destination folder. Here, PiGii has already set an entry which is either based on %ProgramFiles% or based on the previous install.
PiGii is that simple.

The MS-Windows™ Registry

In order to be able to uninstall a version or to install a newer version, PiGii needs to store some informations inside that registry. The name of the main registry key is:
  • HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PHP-GTK
  • From version .009 (07-jan-2010), PiGii also writes information for other programs. The name of the registry keys are:
    • HKLM\Software\PHP\
    • HKLM\Software\GTK\2.0\

What else?