Setting up your workstation for Joomla! development
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Revision as of 08:44, 16 March 2009 by Dextercowley
Not sure if this is the right place for this -
This is an excellent page. Probably the best I've yet used on this site. Detailed and clear.
As it brings in a lot of different applications, its hard to know where to go for support on particular issues - a table or some such with the relevant support forums or channels would help a lot.
My particular problem - Everything works fine and tests fine but when I go to use xDebug in Eclipse as described, the 'break at first line' or explicit setting of breakpoints are ignored. The session terminates and the page appears as if they were not there.
There is probably some 'obvious' global setting I've missed but I can't find any solution through google although I have found a few threads by people with the same problem (and no solution).
Please Post a Question to Joomla! Coding 101 Forum
Hi. Why don't you post your question to the Joomla! Coding 101 Forum. I'll try to look for it, and there are probably people there who know way more about this than I do. Thanks. Mark Dexter 18:57, 25 August 2008 (EDT)
About not deleting the "Installation" folder
The tutorial says "you don't have to or don't want to delete the "installation" folder" and then goes on and says that if you run "administrator/index.php" you will see the admin login page. but this doesn't happen since the installation folder hasn't been deleted. what is shown is the warning to delete the folder.
Hi. That's interesting. On my system, when I run through Eclipse, it works fine without deleting the installation folder. That's why I put that information in there. Honestly, I don't understand why you don't get the warning the way you normally do. Are you running from inside Eclipse or just from the browser? In any case, you might want to post this question in the Joomla Development Forum, since those people know a lot more about this than I do. Mark Dexter 10:58, 7 September 2008 (EDT)
would be really nice to know how to fix the current conflict with zend and xdebug. PHP Fatal error: [Zend Optimizer] Zend Optimizer 3.3.3 is incompatible with Xdebug 2.0.3 in Unknown on line 0 which causes apache to promptly shutdown. I don't know which to turn off, zend or xdebug --N6REJ 13:56, 23 December 2008 (UTC) Troy
the php_xdebug should be commented out
Sorry.... reverted my changes. My install is still crashing. Others are having the same issue, I have to find out what the definitive fix is.
Vista Issue with xdebug
Hi. Are you running Windows Vista? If so, the xdebug DLL that is included with XAMPP doesn't work. You need to download the DLL file from the XDebug website. See the instructions here: Setting_up_your_workstation_for_Joomla!_development#Edit_PHP.INI_File. Mark Dexter 16:56, 4 March 2009 (UTC)
Mark installed XAMPP on 64 bit Vista, however I am (still) finding installing XAMPP 32 bit Vista to be a significant headache. this by the way appears not to be an XAMPP problem by an Apache+XDebug+Vista problem.
I first had difficulty getting both Apache & mySQL to run at the same time - permission issues were reported. I *think* I solved that by right clicking on the XAMMP installation file and selecting "Run as adminstrator".
Having got both Apache & mySQL going together, I tried running XAMPP default screen & phpInfo with php_xdebug.dll (as supplied), php_xdebug-2.0.2-5.2.5.dll (just because I had it) and php_xdebug-2.0.4-5.2.8.dll (as recommended). All failed, occasionally after raising my hopes just enough...
Now I find that I can't start Apache (ERROR: Apache service not started ) and I can't stop mySQL (ERROR: MySql service not stopped ).
At present, I'm going to keep googling "apache xdebug vista" and see if anything turns up. --Pete Nurse 06:00, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Hi Pete. I am currently working with the Xdebug dll php_xdebug-2.0.2-5.2.5.dll. I am still working this out, but it appears that the more recent one, php_xdebug-2.0.4-5.2.8.dll, sometimes crashes Apache. With the earlier DLL I am able to debug and run normally, at least so far.
I am having two issues. (1) How to start apache and mysql automatically. (2) When I run phing, I get the annoying "CLI has stopped working" message. It works fine and doesn't cause any problems -- just annoying. So, why don't you try that dll and see if that works for me. And if you have the autostart figured out, please let me know. Thanks. Mark Dexter 13:44, 16 March 2009 (UTC)