Zend 5.5 + Windows 7

Published on September 11, 2009

Zend 5.5 + Windows 7

    After installing Windows 7 x64 on the desktop, there was a very great desire not to demolish it. It works quickly, it’s not buggy, beautiful in the end + finally, the rights of users, etc. are delimited by the mind. In general, well, it’s right for everyone ... Except for one ...
    It just so happened that I’m sitting on the Zend Studio Client with the 3rd version and it suits me all. However, the 6th and 7th branches on the eclipse turned out to be surprisingly inhibitory, crude and buggy. Attempts to run Zend 5.5 on Windows 7 were unsuccessful. Zend without saying a word just crashed at the boot stage. I decided that I was out of date and it was time to get used to new technologies.
    For about 2-3 weeks I tested Zend 7, PDT, NetBeans and others Aptana there. Zend 7 immediately disgusted, very inhibitory. PDT seemed like an interesting thing. Anyway, I generally liked eclipse. I put a couple of plugins and it seemed like what was needed. However, quickly tired of the fact that for some reason the encoding is constantly getting lost. And then completely eclipse stopped working. When I tried to open any php file, I wrote that they say TextEditor error and here. I couldn’t even unload normally, when I tried to close, an error occurred and it didn’t close =)
    NetBeans seemed very interesting at first, but refused to work normally with sftp (well, I’m so paranoid), so I also went to the trash. Aptana is essentially an analogue of PDT and inherited all the same bugs that I encountered in eclipse and PDT.
    But before yelling “I'm an idiot, kill me someone !! 1! 11” and put something like phpEdit out of despair, I decided to try to deal with Zend 5. I remembered that I put Windows to one subordinate for the test 7 x32 on the desktop, he also had problems with Zend 5, however, it was loading, just the interface did not plow. Having a little thought of the topic, it dawned on me that maybe it’s just worth updating the jre, which was bundled with Zend 5, and now, happiness worked!
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    So, what needs to be done to make Zend 5 work on Windows 7:
    1. Install Zend 5. Torrent, warez, Russia.
    2. Download the last JRE , or (as I did) take a working JRE under windows 7, for example from the last eclipse (PDT, Aptana, etc.).
    3. Replace the dir dir in the working directory of Zend 5 with a new one.
    4. We are happy with the result!


    So here it is =) I happily went to write something useful =)