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Installing PHP-GLFW on MacOS

To make the installation on MacOS as painless as possible we provide an installer script that in most scenarios installs the extension in a one liner.


Run the following command to download and execute the installer.
Having PHP installed locally is required!

php -r "copy('', 'phpglfw-installer.php');" && php phpglfw-installer.php

Thats it, if you see the text "Installation finished!" you should be ready to go!

Manual installation

If you prefer a "manual" approach, ensure you have installed the php-dev, git and cmake packages. They are required!

Clone the repository:

git clone
cd php-glfw

Configure and build the extension

sudo phpize && ./configure --enable-glfw
sudo make install

make sure to add in the php.ini file.

You can figure out the path to your php.ini file using:

php -i | grep php.ini

Edit that file using you favorite editor:

sudo vim /usr/local/etc/php/8.1/php.ini

And add the following line at the end of the file