PHP5 with Freetype support on Snow Leopard

Rolling your own PHP (or any othr *nix tool) is not insanely hard… but when someone puts together a nice set of binaries, it certainly makes life easier.

Wanting to do some quick development in Mahara, I found that Snow Leopard’s own PHP had no Freetype support baked into its GD libraries :( I turned up Taracque’s great set of binaries built with the Entropy toolkit

I’d have loved to have been able to use homebrew to do it, but this is also fairly easy - and the installer plays nice by installing to /usr/local/php5

No warranty attached, but it’s certainly working nicely for me in development.