I recently had interest in generating a React-based web app using PHP. To be able to do such an amazing thing you first need to install the PHP extension V8Js. You’ll find below the process I followed to install it on my Mac:
First install the engine:
brew install v8
Install dependency for the PECL Extension:
brew install autoconf
cd /usr/lib/php sudo php install-pear-nozlib.phar
Then edit your php.ini by adding the following line next existing include_path if not already there
include_path = ".:/usr/lib/php/pear"
Update/Upgrade Pear / PECL
sudo pear channel-update pear.php.net sudo pecl channel-update pecl.php.net sudo pear upgrade-all
Grab V8Js PECL Extension from github & install it
cd ~ mkdir tmp && cd tmp git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:preillyme/v8js.git cd v8js phpize ./configure CXXFLAGS="-Wno-c++11-narrowing" make make test # if this step fails you can try make install anyway, should work. make install
Then edit your php.ini again to add the following line:
All you need to do now is to restart Apache and it should work !
sudo apachectl restart
I can’t guarantee it’ll work for everyone, especially that it might be time sensitive given the compatibility between versions. Hopefully it’ll help some of you 🙂
Obviously I won’t recommend using this in production as it might not be stable.
Edit: 28/01/16 – Update instructions