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From Alessandro 'Aronnax' Rossini <>
Subject [OT] Project ZNF: PHP5 Struts-like MVC framework
Date Tue, 07 Jun 2005 10:37:41 GMT
Hi, my name is Alessandro Rossini and I want to let you know the launch of a 
new project called ZNF.
The goal of this project is to provide an open source framework for building 
PHP5 enterprise web applications, based on Struts.
This is not the first attempt to rewrite the Struts implementation, or part of 
it, in PHP, but after spending a lot of time studying existing open source 
frameworks, like Phrame, PHPMVC, Struts4PHP, Seagull and Vida we decided to 
reimplement a brand new framework from scratch for many reasons. First of 
all, all the mentioned frameworks, except Vida, are written in PHP4 and we 
believe that its object engine (Zend Engine 1) is too limited for developing 
enterprise level web application. At the same time the code we analyzed is 
written without a rigorous approach (coding standards, compliance to W3C 
standards, output of notice/warnings, lack of documentation/examples). Last 
but not least frameworks claiming to be a porting of Struts have made no code 
optimization during the porting from J2EE to PHP.
I know that I'm a little Off-Topic here and that in this ML most of people 
would probably dislike PHP :). Anyway we think that, considering the 
limitations that PHP has being a scripting language and not a programming 
language, our project is one of the most functional implementation of an MVC 
framework in this language, so if you're interested take a look. We're 
searching for comments, feedback, bug signaling and best of all new 
developers. Any kind of contribution will be appreciated!
ZNF is free software released under GNU/LGPL license, the official ZNF home 
page is at

Best regards.
Alessandro 'Aronnax' Rossini
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