How to for SSH, Subversion (SVN), Putty, Tortoise, and Zend Studio 5.x using svn+ssh

Attempting to connect my new Windows machine with Zend Studio 5.1 using svn+ssh to an svn repository on Linux, I am obliged to once again stand on the shoulders of giants that have come before me. Here's some "how tos" that got me through it.
  • Logemann Blog - Subversion / TortoiseSVN SSH HowTo - Soup to nuts on how to set up both the server end as well as the client end of this ordeal. Includes ssh, ssh-keygen for generating keys, installing keys on client via Putty and Pageant, and using the ssh tunnel built to grab the repo via TortoiseSVN.
  • Zend.com Forums: Zend Studio => HOW-TO: Using SVN+SSH in ZS 5.5 - More ssh, ssh-keygen, installing keys on client via Putty and Pageant, and using the ssh tunnel with Zend Studio. (This seems to be missing one step for Zend to work though which is included next)
  • SVN - SSH connection produces errors - This post from the Zend knowledgebase adds the mysterious SVN_SSH environment variable that magically makes this work for Zend. NOTE - while they show this using the path to TortoisePlink.exe, you may also use Putty's Plink.


Delphi for PHP and Mysql development

On my short list of things to check out soon are Delphi for PHP and Scibit's MyComponents for Mysql.  It looks like Delphi gives you a "visual (RAD) framework for PHP" and MyComponents gives you the glue to Mysql.  It's an interesting concept but I can't quite get my head around doing visual development in PHP (cuz that's what html and css designers are for).

Notes on upgrade from Zend Studio 5.1 to 5.5

Tony Bibbs writes about his painful upgrade from Zend Studio 5.1 to 5.5. While I'm a huge Zend fanboy, I noticed it looked a bit painful too and have stayed at 5.1 at both home and office.  Tony's main complaint is with remote debugging and the Zend Server vs Zend Platform issue.  I could never get the debugging to work in the first place.  I'm gonna sit and wait some more on this one.

How to create and use multiple profiles using the Profile Manager of Flock

Similar to an earlier post about using multiple profiles with the Profile Manager of Firefox, it is possible to do this with Flock as well.

To start the Profile Manager in Windows, follow these steps:
  1. Close Flock completely (select File > Exit from the main menu)
  2. Select Start > Run… from the Windows Start menu
  3. Change directories to your Flock install (typically C:\Program Files\Flock\flock> )
  4. Enter flock.exe -p and press OK.
  5. Remember to check/uncheck the “ask this at startup” box.