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Old 01-09-2012, 03:29 PM   #1
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Unhappy Ugh, Frustrated.


I'll try to be quick and to the point.

My New Years resolution: stop supporting mega corporations that piss on everyone. This includes Microsoft and Apple. This means switching to Linux.

I've tried Ubuntu 11.10, 10.04 and Mint 11. I couldn't get any of them working the way I needed them to.

I'm quite savvy with Windows and I think this is why Linux frustrates me so much. I hate feeling handicapped and I hate having to run to the forums every time something messes up.

I need to be able to write PHP scripts. On a Windows machine I use Zend Development Environment 5.2.0 (a basic web/php editor). There is a very specific reason I use this old editor. I like the remote directory editing of files, syntax highlighting, non-mvc style and the auto-completion. If I can't get this specific program to install onto Linux (and I haven't been able to yet) or I can't find a suitable replacement then I can't switch.

There is so much more to say, but in the essence of actually hoping someone will reply to me I don't want to make my first post insanely long.

Basically though, what I need to know is what distro should I be using? I don't mind investing time to learn and to make it happen. Normally I flock to the common used Linux's but perhaps that my problem. Maybe I need to try Gentoo? Slackware? Debian?

Anyhow, thanks for reading.

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Old 01-09-2012, 03:39 PM   #2
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I don't understand your question. The Zend engine is included in *any* php distribution, AFAIK, see e.g. http://www.php.net/manual/en/internals2.php

If you need php 5.2, just install it.

Or what ???
 
Old 01-09-2012, 03:41 PM   #3
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I don't understand your question. The Zend engine is included in *any* php distribution, AFZAIK, see e.g. http://www.php.net/manual/en/internals2.php

If you need php 5.2, just install it.

Or what ???

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I don't understand your question. The Zend engine is included in *any* php distribution, AFZAIK, see e.g. http://www.php.net/manual/en/internals2.php

If you need php 5.2, just install it.

Or what ???
I use the Zend Development Environment. Which is currently in version 9, but I use the older version of the editor (5.2.0). I apologize for the confusion. I'll update my post.
 
Old 01-09-2012, 03:47 PM   #4
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Zend Development Studio for Linux can be downloaded from their website.
I don't see a link for the older version.
If you have problems to install it on Linux it would help us to help you if you would actually post what exactly you have done and which exact error-messages you got.
 
Old 01-09-2012, 05:13 PM   #5
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Zend Development Studio for Linux can be downloaded from their website.
I don't see a link for the older version.
If you have problems to install it on Linux it would help us to help you if you would actually post what exactly you have done and which exact error-messages you got.
I have posts for my install issues on the Ubuntuforums and I wasn't necessarily asking for help with the Zend install but I thank you for taking an interest in it anyways.

When I launch the install.exe from within Wine it loads the setup wizard but the buttons to go forward (Next) and the text that normally appears doesn't. The install wizard window is just an empty grey box and it stays like that ( I waited 30 minutes for it to change )
 
Old 01-09-2012, 05:32 PM   #6
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Since there are Linux versions of Zend Studio I doubt that there will be any interest from the Wine developers to fix that issue.
I would guess that your only ways to get that running is either to try to find a Linux version of that old release or just use the new version.
 
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Since there are Linux versions of Zend Studio I doubt that there will be any interest from the Wine developers to fix that issue.
I would guess that your only ways to get that running is either to try to find a Linux version of that old release or just use the new version.
The new version doesn't work in the same way as the old one. It uses the model view controller system which I do not use for my day to day workings which is why I haven't upgraded. I'm ok with switching to a different program that operates in a similar fashion, but I don't know of one yet. I wish I could find a native linux binary of the version I have but I haven't been able to locate one (even to purchase).
 
Old 01-09-2012, 06:15 PM   #8
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Zend Studio

http://www.zend.com/products/studio/downloads
 
Old 01-09-2012, 06:23 PM   #9
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I don't see a version for 5.2.0. Do you see one there? Am I not looking hard enough?
 
Old 01-09-2012, 06:26 PM   #10
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I just gave it a try, did a Google search for ZendStudio-5_2_0.tar.gz and found plenty of hits.
 
Old 01-09-2012, 06:33 PM   #11
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I just gave it a try, did a Google search for ZendStudio-5_2_0.tar.gz and found plenty of hits.
I've gone through the first 5 pages. Although there is some direct matches the download links are dead. I appreciate your help though.

Nvm. I think I found one.

How did you know to add .tar.gz to the search? Is that just something that a Linux user would know to do?

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Old 01-09-2012, 06:59 PM   #12
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There are 2 basic ways to add SW to a system.

1. use the pkg mgr that comes with your system. This is the default way & simplest/safest.

2. install src code; this usually comes as a tarball (basically an archive or rolled up group of files) that has been compressed; typical filename endings are

a. .tar.gz # uses gzip compressor
b. .tgz # same as (a) just a different name
c. .tar.b2z ( uses bzip compressor)

See this link
http://linux.die.net/man/1/tar

Good links
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
http://linux.die.net/man/
 
Old 01-09-2012, 07:05 PM   #13
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How did you know to add .tar.gz to the search? Is that just something that a Linux user would know to do?
That was pretty simple: I looked for Zend Studio Linux 5.2 and got some tutorials about installing it. They gave me the filename to search for.
 
Old 01-09-2012, 07:10 PM   #14
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That was pretty simple: I looked for Zend Studio Linux 5.2 and got some tutorials about installing it. They gave me the filename to search for.
Well awesome man! Now that I've got a native linux binary installing this puppy should be simple right! I'll give it a shot next time I'm in linux (later this evening)
 
  


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