About a year ago I was combing the web looking for a way to package a PHP-gtk project into a standard Windows installer, you know, double-click on setup.exe and everything takes care of itself.
All the gtk work I’ve seen up till now depends on the user being technical enough to install PHP and the gtk libraries, not good from a market penetration point of view for PHP. One vital missing link that PHP currently suffers from is the inability to create easilly installable, standalone apps that non-technical computer users can download and fire up. Like VB apps, or cpu-throttling java applets.
Well now, apparently, all that has changed, with the emergence of Nova, a napster-like fileshareing app written in PHP-gtk by email@example.com
Needless to say you do not need PHP installed on your system to run this, and the setup is so easy I think my mother could manage it 😉