[wp-hackers] Just a thought: Compiled WordPress
computerguru at neosmart.net
Sun Oct 22 11:59:12 GMT 2006
OK... maybe I'm lost.
First, thanks for the reply Roy.. But I'm not seeing these issues.
I thought "compiled PHP" means that you take the PHP files, put them through
Phalanger/RoadSend, and then serve the compiled code instead.
No one "makes these files available," rather every time I make a change to
my site, add a plugin, modify a line of code or else update from SVN - I
recompile it via the program.
I think it's on-the-fly compilation, i.e. they serve the PHP files instead
of the PHP CGI/SAPI extension....
It's nothing to do with the distribution, and the code doesn't change: I
don't get C++ code out and then run the executable, rather every time I
change the PHP code I have RoadSend re-compile and display the new
> BlobPress? I think it's a dangerous territory to approach.
> If you were ever to encourage this type of thing, you would
> soon lose many of the benefits of Open Source. There would
> be those who are tempted to choose a compiled version over
> one that's interpreted. Consequently, this translates to
> less hacking (the benevolent connotation), which empowers
> WordPress through plug-ins and bug fixes (reports and
> patches). And that's just one among many beneficial aspects
> that you would lose.
I don't see that: I install WP on my server, add the plugins I want, then
compile the whole enchilada.
> Why not create static pages (selectively, of course)? If I
> recall correctly, there was a long thread about this in the
> end of April. I suspect that there are plugins that address
> the issue of server spikes and heavy loads.
Too much hassle - this is a set-it-and-forget-it kind of thing :) and it's
always on just in case of an unexpected traffic spike.
> I'm afraid I can't offer an answer, but if it was over to
> become a downloadable edition, imagine the implications on:
> * Security updates
> * Plugins (hooks, modification, etc)
> * Maintaining multiple distributions
> * More stuff...
Again, unless I'm reading it wrong, that's not the way compiled PHP goes.
It's a per-user kind of thing, not a "fork" or something that I can put up
on my site for other people to use. Am I wrong? Sorry... My first experience
with compiled PHP.
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