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== Welcome to Trax
Trax is a web-application and persistance framework that includes everything
needed to create database-backed web-applications according to the
Model-View-Control pattern of separation. This pattern splits the view (also
called the presentation) into "dumb" templates that are primarily responsible
for inserting pre-build data in between HTML tags. The model contains the
"smart" domain objects (such as Account, Product, Person, Post) that holds all
the business logic and knows how to persist themselves to a database. The
controller handles the incoming requests (such as Save New Account, Update
Product, Show Post) by manipulating the model and directing data to the view.
In Trax, the model is handled by what's called a object-relational mapping
layer entitled Active Record. This layer allows you to present the data from
database rows as objects and embellish these data objects with business logic
The controller and view is handled by the Action Controller
== Requirements
* Database (MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc) (uses Pear::MDB2)
* PHP 5.x
* PEAR::MDB2, PEAR::Mail, PEAR::Mail_mime
* Apache 1.3.x or 2.x
* FreeBSD, Unix, Linux, MacOSX, Windows
== Building & Installing PHPonTrax PEAR Module
From the commandline run the following command:
php make-pkg.php
(Disregard any warning messages that say "not prefixed with package name "PHPonTrax"")
After that runs it will make a build folder with the PEAR module called:
To install this newly generated PEAR module run the following command:
pear install -a PHPonTrax-<version>.tgz
If you have a previously installed version exists first run:
pear uninstall trax/PHPonTrax
== Getting Started