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    6   What is it?
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    9   Phing is a PHP based build tool. In theory it is kind of like "make"
   10   without makes drawbacks and with the full portability and performance
   11   of PHP. (PH)pmake (I)s (N)ot (G)numake
   13   Why?
   14   ----
   16   Why another build tool when there is already make, gnumake, nmake, jam, ant,
   17   and others? Because all those tools have limitations that the binarycloud
   18   development team could not live with when developing software across
   19   different platforms. Make-like tools are inherently shell-based: they
   20   evaluate a set of dependencies, then execute commands not unlike what you
   21   would issue on a shell.
   23   This means that you can easily extend these tools by using or writing any
   24   program for the OS that you are working on; however, this also means that
   25   you limit yourself to the OS, or at least the OS type, such as Unix, that
   26   you are working on.
   28   Makefiles are inherently evil as well. Anybody who has worked on them for
   29   any time has run into the dreaded tab problem. "Is my command not executing
   30   because I have a space in front of my tab?!!". Tools like Jam took care of
   31   this to a great degree, but still have yet another format to use and
   32   remember. Of course there is the Java based build tool ant, that is very
   33   good approach to what now Phing is. But still based on Java you have to have
   34   at least a running JRE installation on your plattfrom.
   35   Great for Java projects but we thought this is very consistent way to build
   36   a PHP based project. Additionally ant does not support a autoconf tool that
   37   writes out proper buildfiles based on some simple rules prior defined in a
   38   XML Configuration file.
   40   Phing is different. Instead of a model where it is extended with shell-based
   41   commands, Phing is extended using PHP classes. Instead of writing shell
   42   commands, the configuration files are XML-based, calling a target tree where
   43   various tasks get executed. Each task is run by an object that implements
   44   a particular Task action.
   46   Of course, this removes some of the expressive power that is inherent in
   47   being able to construct a shell command such as
   48     % `find . -name foo -exec rm {}`
   49   but it gives you the ability to be cross-platform - to work anywhere and
   50   everywhere. And if you really need to execute a shell command, Phing has an <exec>
   51   task that allows different commands to be executed based on the operating
   52   system it is executing on.
   54   The Latest Version
   55   ------------------
   57   Details of the latest version can be found on the Phing homepage
   58   <http://phing.info/>.
   60   Documentation
   61   -------------
   63   Documentation is available in XHTML format in the docs/ directory. In particular, 
   64   open the docs/phing_guide/book/index.html in a frames-compatible browser to see the 
   65   phing user guide.
   67   For online documentation, you can also visit the Phing website: http://phing.info/
   69   Licensing
   70   ---------
   72   This software is licensed under the terms you may find in the file
   73   named "LICENSE" in this directory.
   75   Thanks for using PHING.
   78   --$Id: README 478 2009-07-29 17:25:59Z mrook $