OpenOSX.com, a business dedicated to serve the Mac OS X community, has published a PHP 4.1.2 package that brings dynamic Web page generation to the Mac OS 10.1.x desktop.
Without typing a single UNIX command, the OpenOSX package will install PHP 4.1.2 and dependent libraries: PDF Lib 4.0.2, Libcurl and Freetype 2.0.4, according to Jeshua Lacock of OpenOSX.com.
“PHP is rapidly becoming a standard language for creating dynamic Web content — dynamic in the sense of the generation of Web pages are rendered on the fly and/or from databases,” he said. “As of January 2002, there were 7.5 million domains registered on the Internet that were running PHP.”
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PHP 4.1.2 address recently discovered security vulnerabilities, and is strongly recommend for all users of PHP to update to 4.1.2, Lacock said. The OpenOSX PHP 4.1.2 package was built with following options enabled: XML, MySQL, PostgreSQL, FreeType, iODBC, Tiff Lib, JPEG Lib, Z Lib, FTP, GD, WDDX, BC Math, Exif, Trans SID and Track Vars.
Support will only be provided to customers and subscription members of the OpenOSX OpenWeb 2.1 CD and the OpenOSX OpenDB 2.1 CD who may require assistance with installation of the package. The package is available for free and