I run various installs on my own Mac of WordPress And Docuwiki, and occasionally other software. This allows me to carry out local testing and development.
Mostly these involve some version of PHP and MySQL (and now I realise I didn’t back up the MySQL databases before I wiped my MacBook Pro — oh well).
PHP is moving across from version 4 to version 5, so I was wondering what Leopard brings. I’m also hoping that getting it up and running may be a bit easier than it has been in the past (like maybe an on/off switch in System Prefs, sigh). I still don’t know how easy it’ll be, but the Sillyness, werd. blog reports in Gearing up for Leopard:
If you are a web designer/developer type, and you use the mac as your dev platform of choice, and you are planning on upgrading to Leopard when it drops later today, knowing a couple of things before-hand will be helpful. Namely your shiny new OS now sports Apache 2.2.x and and PHP 5.2.x. This is a huge change.
I’m hoping that this SiteCrafting post will help me get things set up easily:
Apache and PHP are included in Leopard, so the only thing missing is MySQL. To install that, go to MySQL’s site, and download the latest copy for OS X. It’s incredibly simple to install.