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Information pertaining to this site.

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 php-gtk.eu 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 PHP-GTK.eu 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.

Locating PHP-GTK developers

The "personal information" tab of user profiles on the community site include optional fields that allow geo-information to be stored and communicated: "latitude" and "longitude".

The site offers geo-nick, a simplistic API to obtain this information coupled with the optional IRC nick field, to allow any developer to create mashups showing community PHP-GTK developers, as identified by nickname (no actual name information is made available through this API) on a map.

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