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<h1 class="content-header"> A Tourist's Guide</h1>
<p class="content-box">
Everyone knows the <code></code> site. All of us went there sooner or later,
and will keep going back there. This is the central reference point for PHP
users, and there is a wealth of information there. Not all of it is obvious.
Come with me, I'll show you.
<h2 id="www" class="content-header"><a href=""></a>: Main Website</h2>
<div class="content-box">
This is the primary web site. The front page is where major news is published:
new PHP versions, security updates, and new projects launched. This site is
also <a href="/mirrors.php">mirrored in dozens of countries worldwide</a>.
This is the home of the <a href="/downloads.php">download page</a>, for
everyone to get the latest version of the PHP source code and binaries
for Windows. The current and next-to-current versions are available there.
(There is also a <a href="">PHP Museum</a>, which has
all of the source distributions since June 1996.)
The next most visited section is the <a href="/docs.php">documentation</a>.
The documentation is translated into twelve different languages, and is
available in <a href="/download-docs.php">a variety of different formats</a>.
Users are able to read notes on the documentation left by other users, and
contribute their own notes. The documentation is a real community project
by itself!
The <a href="/support.php">support</a> page has all the directions to a wealth
of resources both inside and outside of The community has built a huge
network of knowledge bases, PHP user groups, and training sessions where anyone
can have his or her questions answered. Non-English-speaking users also get a
large share of attention.
Now, buckle up your seat belt, and stop smoking. Here are the no-light streets:
<h2 id="talks" class="content-header">
<a href=""></a>: Conference Materials
<p class="content-box">
This is where speakers at various PHP-related conferences keep their slides.
It covers all sorts of topics, from the famous 'Rasmus' introduction to PHP to
the latest 'PHP system administration', through PEAR and advanced topics. All
those slides are available within the PHP slide application.
<h2 id="news" class="content-header">
<a href=""></a>:
Mailing Lists Web and NNTP Interface
<p class="content-box"> is the web interface to the PHP mailing lists. If you're not
subscribed to the mailing lists, but you still want to keep in touch regularly,
this is your place. An infinite pile of fresh news and trends of PHP. You can
also point your news reader at the NNTP server at to follow the
<h2 id="pear" class="content-header">
<a href=""></a>:
The PHP Extension and Application Repository
<p class="content-box">
PEAR is the next revolution in PHP. This repository is bringing higher level
programming to PHP. PEAR is a framework and distribution system for reusable
PHP components. It eases installation by bringing an automated wizard, and
packing the strength and experience of PHP users into a nicely organised OOP
<h2 id="pecl" class="content-header">
<a href=""></a>:
The PHP Extension Community Library
<p class="content-box">
PECL is a repository for PHP Extensions, providing a directory of all known
extensions and hosting facilities for downloading and development of PHP
extensions. <br>
The packaging and distribution system used by PECL is shared with
its sister, PEAR.
<h2 id="bugs" class="content-header"><a href=""></a>: Bug Database</h2>
<p class="content-box">
The bug database is where you can bring problems with PHP to the attention of
developers (but don't forget to double-check that somebody else hasn't already
reported the same problem!).
<h2 id="doc" class="content-header"><a href=""></a>: Documentation Tools</h2>
<p class="content-box">
This page provides set of useful tools for PHP Manual translators
and contributors.
<h2 id="edit" class="content-header"><a href=""></a>: PhD Online Editor</h2>
<p class="content-box">
PhD O.E. is an online documentation editor. Its a great tool for users that are looking for a way to get into
contributing to Anonymous users can submit patches through the editor, while karma holders can approve
and commit changes directly from the editor.
<h2 id="docs" class="content-header"><a href=""></a>: Documentation dev server</h2>
<p class="content-box">
The documentation developmental server is a PHP mirror that contains upcoming
releases of the PHP documentation before it's pushed out to the mirrors.
Documentation changes, such as layout, is tested here (with feedback requested)
before being made official. Documentation is built here four times a day.
<h2 id="qa" class="content-header"><a href=""></a>: Quality Assurance Team</h2>
<p class="content-box">
The Quality Assurance team is one of the most important pieces of the PHP
project, protecting users from bugs. It is gathered around the QA mailing list,
and this site allows anyone to provide tests and experience to the release
<h2 id="git" class="content-header"><a href=""></a>: Git Repository</h2>
<div class="content-box">
The PHP project is organized with a Git server, and this website is the web
interface to it. There you can browse the history (and latest versions) of the
source code for all of the PHP projects. For example, the
<a href=";a=summary">php-src</a> module is
the repository for the source code to the latest version of PHP itself.
Checking out the source code can be done <a href="git.php">anonymously</a>.
The Git repository is also mirrored on
<a href="">GitHub</a>, for those who would
prefer to use GitHub's interface.
Using <a href="">OpenGrok</a> is another option to view the
source code, and it offers additional features like search and cross referencing.
<h2 id="svn" class="content-header"><a href=""></a>: Archived SVN Repository</h2>
<p class="content-box">
The PHP project used to be organized under the SVN revision control system, but
migrated to <a href="">Git</a> (see above) in March 2012.
The old SVN repository is archived here for posterity, however it's still used for
i.e. documentation files.
<h2 id="cvs" class="content-header"><a href=""></a>: Archived CVS Repository</h2>
<p class="content-box">
The PHP project used to be organized under the CVS revision control system, but
migrated to <a href="">Subversion</a> (see above) in July of 2009.
The old CVS repository is archived here for posterity. It was formerly named, but that now redirects to the SVN repository. This is not available
via HTTP.
<h2 id="lxr" class="content-header"><a href=""></a>: Cross Reference</h2>
<div class="content-box">
<a href="">OpenGrok</a> allows
search and viewing of the PHP source code in an intelligent manner. Several branches
and sub-projects are listed.
Any time an important macro or function is detected within the code, it is linked
to its definition, and all its usage locations. This will help you build your code
and understand the PHP source.
The name "lxr" exists as it was once based on the "Linux Cross Reference", but
changed over to OpenGrok sometime in 2010.
<h2 id="gtk" class="content-header"><a href=""></a>: PHP-GTK</h2>
<p class="content-box">
This web site is the home of the PHP-GTK project, which allows PHP to be
used to build graphical interfaces, with slick interface and highly
interactive content. You'll find the downloads and docs here,
and the latest news from the project.
<h2 id="gcov" class="content-header"><a href=""></a>: Test and Code Coverage analysis</h2>
<p class="content-box">
This site is dedicated to automatic PHP code coverage testing. On a regular
basis current Git snapshots are being build and tested on this machine. After
all tests are done the results are visualized along with a code coverage
<h2 id="wiki" class="content-header"><a href=""></a>: The PHP Wiki</h2>
<p class="content-box">
Home of the official PHP wiki, this site contains information related to like
RFCs, GSOC information, and TODO files. Most every aspect of the PHP project
has a wiki section and everyone is able to apply for wiki commit access.
<h2 id="people" class="content-header"><a href=""></a>: The PHP Developers Profiles</h2>
<p class="content-box">
A list of the developers behind PHP along with quick profiles for each of them.
<p class='panel'><a href="#www">Main Website</a></p>
<p class='panel'><a href="#talks">Conference Materials</a></p>
<p class='panel'><a href="#news">Mailing Lists Web and NNTP Interface</a></p>
<p class='panel'><a href="#pear">The PHP Extension and Application Repository</a></p>
<p class='panel'><a href="#pecl">The PHP Extension Community Library</a></p>
<p class='panel'><a href="#bugs">Bug Database</a></p>
<p class='panel'><a href="#doc">Documentation collaboration</a></p>
<p class='panel'><a href="#docs">Documentation dev server</a></p>
<p class='panel'><a href="#qa">Quality Assurance Team</a></p>
<p class='panel'><a href="#git">Git Repository</a></p>
<p class='panel'><a href="#svn">Archived SVN Repository</a></p>
<p class='panel'><a href="#cvs">Archived CVS Repository</a></p>
<p class='panel'><a href="#lxr">Cross Reference</a></p>
<p class='panel'><a href="#gtk">PHP-GTK</a></p>
<p class='panel'><a href="#snaps">Daily PHP Snapshots</a></p>
<p class='panel'><a href="#gcov">Test and Code Coverage analysis</a></p>
<p class='panel'><a href="#wiki">The PHP Wiki</a></h2>
<p class='panel'><a href="#people">The PHP Developers Profiles</a></h2>
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