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.


Community Site

Information pertaining to this site.

Accessing geo-nick with Zend Framework (Zend_XmlRpc_Client)

Closing the tour of XML-RPC implementations usable with PHP-GTK, the shortest code to access our geo_nick service makes use a higher-level XML-RPC library: the Zend_XmlRpc_Client from the Zend Framework.

Blogging about PHP-GTK

If you are logged in to the site (instead of passing by anonymously) you may have noticed the small, dark, lowercase "b" marks which started appearing today on the "Recent pages", "Community", and "Manual Updates" blocks in the right column of the site.

These are the most visible sign of a new feature on the site: registered members now have their own blog on the site, and blogging about a manual update, community story or recent page is just one click away.

PHP-GTK Community Site reaches Page Rank 6

After the latest Google Dance at the end of January, the PHP-GTK community site got its first ranking at Page Rank 6.

Access stats

Access stats for This graph shows the access stats for the site for as long as the site keeps statistics...

The numbers represent the page hits served from the CMS used (Drupal). Not included:

  • Static hits : files like CSS pages or static images
  • RSS feed hits, about 12% of the total dynamic hits during 2009Q2
  • Login and registration pages, which are massive spamming targets and therefore not very representative

Accessing geo-nick with Pear XML-RPC

If your version does not include the standard xml-rpc extension, you can also use the the Pear implementation of XML-RPC, as in this example.

At the end of this example, data is available in $data (near print_r) in an easily parsable array. You may need to build a loop reading ($resp->value()) while some data is available.

Accessing geo-nick from a php-gtk2 application

The previous page defined the geo-nick API of the site. Here is a small example of how to use it from a client application, using either the CURL library, or native PHP coding to send the request and retrieve the XML-RPC results from the site.

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