bookmark_borderHorde Project pushes libraries to the frontpage

As you might know, the horde project does not only release a set of production quality software (and an interesting bunch more which are not yet release quality) but also provides over 80 well-designed loosely coupled libraries which help you build websites, business applications or even commandline tools. To stress that point, the Horde Project now put a link to the list of components right on their frontpage. Use Horde_Rdo, a lightweight ORM layer or use the RFC-compliant Imap_Client library which performs equally or even better compared to PHP’s interpreter extension written in c. Horde_Auth, a versatile and pluggable authentication layer, has recently been featured in a series of blog posts by lead developer Jan Schneider.
Like in Symfony or Zend Framework, Components are released along with a PHPUnit based test suite adapted in the Horde_Test class and can be obtained individually through the Horde Pear Channel.

bookmark_borderTip of the day: Changing global php pear settings as root

Don’t forget: when you change pear settings as root, usually you want to set values in the system pear config, not in root’s personal config. The crucial third parameter is optional and defaults to ‘user’. We want ‘system’ instead

pear config-set test_dir /usr/share/php/tests systems

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