Tip of the day: using Homebrew to get PHP Pear extensions behind a proxy

Submitted by Frederic Marand on

Four pears with leaves on a tableMost of the time, installing tools using Homebrew works flawlessly, including PHP these days. However, having to work in a client environment requiring a proxy, the PHP 8.1 post-install failed when updating Pear/Pecl channels, although the usual http_proxy and https_proxy were set and worked normally, including for the other Homebrew tasks. What could be going on ?

Linux / UNIX-type systems break the 10% barrier

Submitted by Frederic Marand on
Alternative Browser OSes 2001-2008

I've been keeping track of various technical stats for OSInet's sites for as long as they've been existing (and that means well over 10 years, mind you !), and the June figures show a long expected landmark has been reached : for the first time since the creation of these sites, the operating systems declared as being Unix-ish by user agents (browsers) visiting our sites in June 2008 has broken the 10% barrier (10,08% to be accurate).