Category Archives: Reports

PHP on Google App Engine – Quick First Review

This is fresh out of the news (Ars; Wired; WHIR; VB), and what Google wants to offer looks like a very cool package. So if you hadn’t had the time to view the video, here is a quick summary and … Continue reading

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Historic PHP End Of Life Dates

This post is just for reference and probably useful for software archeology. It’s always hard to pick out the news links, so I just created my own listing ordered by date (which I might extend in the future, but this … Continue reading

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Where is your Vision Jeff?

In the The PHP Singularity no-one less than Jeff Atwood tried to put something on the Meta-Level I was yet not able to properly grasp. Some point he makes is clear to me, he does not want to do “Yet … Continue reading

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PHP on Heroku, again

Setting up a PHP project for the Heroku platform is straight-forward if you know how. The information is a bit scattered, that’s why I write my own little post about it so I don’t have to remember this my own … Continue reading

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Protocol of some PHP Memory Stretching Fun

The know your language department was having a day out with the gang from the know your runtime department. The topic of today was to play with the PHP memory limit, let’s grab the laptop’s shell: $ php -d memory_limit=1g … Continue reading

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Getting BennuGD on Fedora 13 to run.

I was in the mood for some pixel games and surfing the web. I had a stop by Before We Were Dead by Neotron. They have quite a lot of games based on BennuGD. But on my Fedora 13 system … Continue reading

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Infographic: WordPress Core Team (Update 2x)

You’ve ever wondered about who is in the core team of WordPress? Last year in Portland Jane Wells was talking about “How WordPress Core Decisions Get Made“. I compiled some information about the Who is Who of the core team … Continue reading

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Milestones of WordPress: Early Project Timeline (ca. 2000 to 2005)

Know the roots. If you want to learn about the general development of WordPress over time and you haven’t been with the project on from it’s very beginning and before, it looks like you’ve reached the point where it’s time … Continue reading

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WordPress Changes GPL License Text Again

Within less than a year, a wordpress core developer changed wordpress’s licensing statement again. This time it has been changed from GPL to GPL v2+. The Changeset was [17301]: WordPress contains libraries only available under the GPL v2 or later. … Continue reading

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Kses, GPL, Copyright, Licensing and Disclaimer

The current wordpress security release made me look into kses.php today. But my review ended before going over the first 10 lines already. Guess what I ran over? Jup, another wordpress GPL license violation. How did I find it? It … Continue reading

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WordPress Database Charset and Collation Configuration

Pootzko over at this years new Q&A site for WordPress Administrators and Integrators was wondering why creating database tables via wpdb->query() / SQL didn’t reflect his worpdress collation settings. As it was not obvious for him, I thought about writing … Continue reading

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Trademark and Servicemark of Automattic Inc. and WordPress Foundation

I compiled a listing of USTPO Trade- and Servicemark Registrations of both Automattic Inc and the WordPress Foundation. It is sorted by Filling Date, latest on top.

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WordPress Trademark passed over to Foundation – Again?

WordPress.com, or better Automattic Inc, the company that had registered the term “WordPress” as a trademark back in 2007 after it has been used by the free software project with the same name and it’s numerous contributors for several years, … Continue reading

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Relicensing of IXR – The Incutio XML-RPC Library (Day 15)

The Incutio XML-RPC Library, used by WordPress, is available in a new version. It is relicensed under the GPL-compatible New BSD License now. The License of the file in wordpress has been questioned in the recent WordPress GPL, licensing and … Continue reading

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Team playing the hashcat card in Korelogic’s “Crack Me If You Can” DEFCON 2010 competition

A relativly small team has had great success at DEFCON 2010 in this years “Crack Me If you can” competition sponsored by Korelogic Inc, a US-based information security company.

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WordPress drops PHP 4 in Q1 2011

Introduced under a smaller flag of taking care for testing, a new direction slipped into wordpress developement: To drop PHP 4 and switch over to PHP 5.2 as a minimum requirement for wordpress. Opinion leader Andrew Nacin made the igniting … Continue reading

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MattPress Egomania

It is somehow a pity to see how self-focused the wordpress project (in person: Matt Mullenweg) currently is. For example, on wordpress.com, if you write the name “Wordpress” into an article it will be displayed as “WordPress”. That’s no joke, … Continue reading

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Congrats Solar Designer!

And the winner is: Solar Designer in the Month of PHP Security 2010 with his article “How to manage a PHP application’s users and passwords” (Full Listing). Solar Designer’s phpass password hashing algorithm is used in wordpress. It has been … Continue reading

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WordPress 3.0 released

Rev 15272, 2010-06-17 17:59:07 UTC The longer awaited version 3.0 has just been released. The official release announcement is still pending (UPDATE: WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious” – Matt Mullenweg) but the wordpress 3.0 zip download is already available and the donwload … Continue reading

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WordPress Outage Feedback

WP.COM was down the second time this year at the end of last week. Well that’s certainly not a news any longer and good so, the dust of buzz has lowered a bit. What’s interesting about the outage for me … Continue reading

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