The last release of PEAR::Net_FTP was about a half year ago. I fixed all bugs and added new functionalities like an observer for up- and downloads and chmoding (recursivly). This release is beta rated, cause I have not enough time to test it extensivly. The stable release should follow in 1-2 weeks, if no seriouse bugs occur.
I fired another releas of Net_FTP this afternoon, since I added 2 new (pretty mini, but usefull) features.
studlyCaps or under_scores in PHP5's OO interface?
The big question for PHP5 currently is the discussion around the new dual-syntax system, which allows extensions to be used with a procedural and an object oriented interface. The problem is, that PHP usually uses "_" to devide parts of a function name, where most OO languages (e.g. Java, C#,...) use studlyCaps to divide method name parts. And this is the common way in OO programming with PHP, too (as we from PEAR defined once upon a time...).
PEAR Meeting Part II (Amsterdam 2004)
Recently the idea came up on pear-dev to shedule a PEAR meeting in Amsterdam this year (as there was one last year). Jeroen Houben offered to sponsor the location again. The meeting is planned to take place in Jeroens office, where a high bandwidth internet connection is available so we maybe can offer a lifestream to people who can not attend the meeting. All those poor guys will definitly have the possibillity to attend the meeting through IRC (as it was last year).
Back from CeBIT...
Yesterday I have been to the CeBIT, without any long planning before. But indeed I was a bit disappointed this year. Ok, the CeBIT has not been the techy thing it was in former times, but there were some interessting things to see. This time I saw/heard nothing I did not now before. :( Maybe it were some unlucky circumstances. It was "students day" - nothing against students, really! - but most of them did not know a bit of IT and just wanted to see "consumer electronics". The boothes of all well knowen hardware companies (Intel, AMD,...) had only raffles and no IT and most other booth owners were so unmotivated because they expected just "students"... Maybe it was because of the last CeBIT day over all...
Zend PEAR weekly news in german
I offered to Jan Lehnardt to support him in writing the PEAR Weekly News column on Zend. He didn't decline my offer and so, I will translate the news section weekly into german. Find the first issue translated here.
Fight against spam
Finally I managed to bring my server up to dat regarding spam and antivirus facilities.