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wxPHP: wxWidgets Come To PHP

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Published on 30 July 2014 08:35 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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The wxWidgets library for designing cross-platform GUIs now has support by the PHP programming language.

wxPHP is a wrapper implementation of the wxWidgets for PHP to provide a cross-platform GUI library. In the past there was the PHP-GTK project to provide GTK2 support for PHP, but that project has basically stalled while now there's this vibrant wxPHP project for those wanting to create desktop user-interfaces with PHP.

One of the wxPHP developers wrote into Phoronix hoping to get some attention for the project and said:
wxPHP is a binding of wxWidgets that lets you develop cross-platform desktop applications using PHP. This applications can be executed on Windows, Linux and MacOSX using the same code base. The PHP language has grown in the community mostly as a web programming language, but this project revives and complements a usage scenario of the language that was previously promoted by the PHP-GTK project.

The authors of the project believe that you can easily use your existing php web/cli applications code base and logic to create native graphical user interfaces that makes them more accessible and easier to use. In contrast to its older brother PHP-GTK, wxPHP applications look native in all platforms, has less dependencies which makes the extension easier to build and the code is compatible with latest PHP releases.

The latest binaries for v3.0.0.2 includes fixes from v3.0.0.1 which didn't see a binary release. A list of applications developed with the extension can be found at this page also screenshots comparing the three supported platforms.

The source code of the project is hosted at GitHub and binary builds for Ubuntu, Windows, Mac OS X, and the Raspberry Pi are available at SourceForge. Also the extension can be installed from PECL. For rapid application development, PHP support was implemented in wxFormBuilder making it easier to design graphical user interfaces.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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