[rdfweb-dev] parser pragmatics: Redland 4 win, Raptor in PHP?

Jan Grant Jan.Grant at bristol.ac.uk
Wed Jul 21 09:56:30 UTC 2004

On Wed, 21 Jul 2004, Julian Bond wrote:

> Dave Beckett <dave.beckett at bristol.ac.uk> wrote:
>> I expect you can compile it statically.  You do need an XML parser
>> somewhere.  From what I see, you need a shared library/dll and maybe
>> a php initialisation file to load it, set a few things up.
> expat.dll ships with php. libxml seems to be compiled into the dom extension.
>> To repeat what I've said elsewhere - I presently have no MS Visual
>> Studio licenses, MS Windows licenses or any related required software,
>> or spare computers to install that in a safe fashion (that's real
>> money needed).  At this time I do not want to take this on as well
>> since the redland & related free software/open source work is the
>> priority.
> Has anyone got experience of doing this with cygwin? I'm curious to know if 
> you'd need a complete php build environment or just enough to build the 
> extension.

If you want persistence (via BDB) you will probably have to look closely 
at the sleepycat license. I'm pretty certain last time I checked that 
shipping binaries of their stuff isn't on; could be wrong though, so if 
this is wrong please speak up.

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