PHP-GTK.eu End of Life and GDPR

If you're reading the PHP-GTK.eu 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.

FGM

World map of PHP-GTK developers

The site now hosts a map of the registered members of the PHP-GTK community. You can find it here.

Data review

On that occasion, I reviewed the coordinates given by existing members and noticed a good number had visibly inverted latitude and longitude; so I inverted them again to place them where it appeared to make more sense (are there really PHP-GTK devs in the middle of the pacific, or near the South pole ?). So you may want to double-check your coordinates to make sure the values are correct, because it's likely I've not found every error. Remember: latitude is the North-South one, typically from -68 (Ushuaia, Argentina) to +64 (Fairbanks, Alaska), and longitude is the East/West one, from -150 (Anchorage, Alaska) to 174 (Auckland, New Zealand).

Room for improvement

What I'd really like is for the PHP-GTK Brazil community to allow us to list their members here, just like we already offer that access with the geo-nick API.

One small thing: see the GTK marker on the map ? If someone with better graphics skills can come up with a better set of Google Maps markers than this one I just created, by all means send it, so everyone can benefit !

Having the map here means we no longer have to rely on the previous map maintained by Marc, whose hosting seemed to have some reliability issues.