Tuesday 12 July 2011 2:37:11 pm
Yeah, an OS-troll ! I like !
I am personally developing on Mac OS, very convenient, allowing almost as much flexibility as when i was running Ubuntu. The compiling of PHP sometimes is a bit tedious, but macports helps a lot.
For production setups, i would definitely recommend Debian 6 or RHEL6, as advised here.
So, what's your flavors for dev/production ?
Tuesday 12 July 2011 2:52:41 pm
All major Linux distros should be fine, but Debian 6 and Redhat 6 is currently the only certified distros (see link by Nico)
Would maybe be a bit careful about using SLES though as SP2 will be out in December*, but there is no word about PHP version, hence you might be stuck on PHP 5.2 until SLES 12 in late 2013*.
Modified on Tuesday 12 July 2011 2:53:59 pm by André R
Wednesday 13 July 2011 1:28:24 am
The real question is what are the options your hosting company provides - a lot of them - especially for the virtual servers will only give you a Redhat option (at least until recently anyway).
The rest comes down to personal choice.
I prefer debian because of apt-get and I find the debian packages have sane defaults. For the Centos/Redhat machines I've administered, I've always ended up having to compile things from source - apache, imagemagick, php, apc... where for debian I don't actually remember the last time I had to compile anything from source (that I didn't write myself). I also find Redhat/Centos packages to be always out of date. But, there are people who prefer Redhat - for reasons that I cannot fathom. Oh, and then there are Suse people and Gentoo people... basically it is really a personal choice.
Sure, things can be tricky with debian especially when test becomes stable - I tend to run test except for the first 3-6 months after there is a transition. And, at this point on machines with mixed 4.3/4.4/4.5 installations I've got php pinned to 5.2.14 so that it'll work with them all.
I also have been using debian/kde almost exclusively for my desktop/laptop environment at home and in the office since about 2003. That's about the time of the Redhat Fedora split, when I went looking for another OS. Before that it was Redhat/Gnome since about... dunno, about 1997.
I also compile my own kernel from the latest stable. Today I'm running 126.96.36.199. So, yeah, maybe I'm not a good barometer.
My pendrive is a dual-boot knoppix/backtracks ( http://www.knoppix.net/,http://www.backtrack-linux.org/ ) - both are debian derivatives... I had ezpublish running off of a backtracks usb installation but it was so !@#$#$# slow that it wasn't worth doing. I would have to roll my own there and make it run off the live version to make it doable - but I've never bothered doing it.
Wednesday 27 July 2011 1:49:15 pm
always compiling from source, so all Linux distro is OK (RHEL, CentOS, Debian etc.).
On my production platform, i'm using Debian and RHEL; It depends on my customer and projects.
I-ve often asked this question about eZ support and QA: which Linux distro we have to deploy :p
So, since 3 years ago, i follow the strict version mentionned in Requirements page (compile from source):
Debian 5.0, Linux 2.6
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