PHP-GTK 2 Zeta (Yes, Zeta)

» 15 July 2006 » In PHP »

PHP-GTK 2 Zeta release, the first one of the new architecture, is finally out. No, zeta it’s not a typo. What’s a zeta? Well, it’s a letter of the Greek alphabet. Why zeta? Because, a) we’ve gone through several “iterations” of this release without actually releasing anything, but more importantly, b) alpha and beta get all the glory in the software world, leaving the other Greek letters longing for a spot in the sunshine. So, zeta it is.

While preparing this release I looked at the very end of the NEWS file and realized that I have been working on this project for over 5 years now. That is a sobering thought, which reminds me that I need to go and set up my place for the party tonight in preparation of imbibing copious amounts of mood-altering substances better knows as beers. Cheers.

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  1. andrei
    15/07/2006 at 11:06 pm Permalink

    Well. After alpha and beta there would be gamma which is quite common (at least here in germany) to label software that is some kind of release candidate.

  2. andrei
    Abu Hurayrah
    16/07/2006 at 2:43 pm Permalink

    Outstanding…but, unfortunately, I can’t garner many specific changes from the changelog. I assume, then, that the Zeta release is almost entirely architectural changes? Or maybe you could tell us, when you get a chance, some of what’s covered by “1.5 gajillion little and big pieces” (

  3. andrei
    16/07/2006 at 7:41 pm Permalink

    PHP-GTK 2 has an almost completely new architecture, yes. But there are also many changes in Gtk+ itself as well as in PHP 5, so it virtually aggregates those as well. There will be an two-part article on PHP-GTK 2 published in php|architect soon, and I think there should be more “what’s new ” write-ups coming up.

  4. andrei
    Abu Hurayrah
    16/07/2006 at 8:37 pm Permalink

    I guess I’ve been putting off subscribing to php|architect for too long…unless…you wouldn’t happen to know if it’s going to be the free feature article, do you? 😉

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