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The information below is taken from the Quickstart project.


This project contains everything you need to get started with hands-on learning about FirePHP 1.0 and includes examples on how to use FirePHP in various scenarios.

You can install this project to:

  • Explore all FirePHP features with examples from popular open source projects
  • Learn how to install and configure FirePHP by example
  • Learn how to integrate FirePHP into frameworks by example
  • Learn how to integrate FirePHP into applications by example

Relevant third party projects are bundled meaning this project is quite large when downloading. If you are looking for documentation on how to install and use FirePHP, and you do not need in-depth examples, please refer to the official FirePHP documentation at: http://docs.sourcemint.org/firephp.org/firephp/1

This project is not intended to showcase integrations with all or even many projects but rather focus on various types of use-cases. Reference integrations for third party projects will be published as individual projects. See Integrations.



  • You are running Apache or equivalent (in terms of URL rewrite support via .htaccess files)
  • You are running PHP 5.3+
  • /root/ is your document root
  • http://localhost/ is mapped to your /root/

Via manual download and extraction:

  1. Go to https://github.com/firephp/quickstart/tree/v0.1.0
  2. Click on the Downloads button and download the .zip archive
  3. When downloaded extract the archive to /root/
  4. Open /root/ in a project or file explorer so you can launch files to view and edit
  5. Browse to http://localhost/ using Firefox 4+. You should see a welcome page.

On a UNIX system with git installed:

cd /root/
git clone git://github.com/firephp/quickstart.git .
  1. Open /root/ in a project or file explorer so you can launch files to view and edit
  2. Browse to http://localhost/ using Firefox 4+. You should see a welcome page.


  • /examples/BasicSetupConstants/ - How to use FirePHP in its simplest form.
  • /examples/BasicSetupFiles/ - Minimal FirePHP setup using configuration files (RECOMMENDED).
  • /examples/ZendFramework-1/ - How to use FirePHP with ZendFramework based on the ZendFramework Quick Start Application.

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Sourcemint is incomplete ALPHA technology and continuously evolving in sync with underlying and related projects. Production ready aspects will be documented and made available in time. Your Feedback is welcome and appreciated!


Sourcemint is one of the results of intense focus by Christoph Dorn over the past several years and continuous exploration throughout Christoph's interest in software development over the past 15+ years.

Sourcemint is the love child of one person guided by the voices of passionate developers at the top of their game who are leading the industry into a new era of software development.


Sourcemint is an integral part of Christoph's work intended to realize his dream of one global toolchain under which components may be arbitrarily combined into maintainable mission critical systems by providing an all-encompassing and organized package repository from which consistent and autonomic systems may be built.

Sourcemint provides an automated software building and integration service as well as an intelligent software delivery network to distribute built software to all deployed systems and Internet users.

This means an arbitrary (code, configuration, network, ...) change may be made to a software system which can then be automatically built, tested, distributed and deployed. Every change constitutes a completely new system made possible by the fact that changes, any changes, are cheap and fully tested in every way before going live.

Just imagine what this means in your daily work.


Automated software builds, continuous integration processes, streamlined issue trackers, community supported software, source control, online collaboration and automated cloud deployment have wet our appetite but hardly scratch the surface of what it actually means to have a completely automated production cycle from idea to delivery. The full potential is only realized once these separate solutions addressing different areas work together harmoniously.

What has been missing is new ways of looking at how to build software.


Christoph's work provides a new way to build software that is not necessarily new in the sense of ideas or technology but rather arrangement and timing. Christoph has through exploration and experimentation distilled current cutting edge technology, knowledge and wisdom into a toolchain platform called PINF available open source under the MIT license to realize a new breed of software.

Imagine software and systems that just work and are a pleasure to maintain.

Sourcemint is built entirely on PINF, as is all of Christoph's work, and can be used by any developer to tap into the power of the PINF approach to build open source or commercial libraries, frameworks, applications, systems and services.

Christoph's hope is that PINF and related projects will provide a foundation for developers to cooperate more widely and experiment with new ideas by eliminating some of the major constraints imposed by traditional toolchains. Traditional toolchains create systems that typically rot because they are practically impossible to refactor. We need a toolchain such as PINF which has refactorability designed into its core.

Let's create software that breathes with life and is in large part self-sustaining!


Join Christoph in his mission to help you, the developer, and help yourself by broadly applying the tools and approaches you know work to all of your work. Lean on PINF, your mind is begging you. Learn it, teach others, and let your inspiration soar!

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