- PHP 7 support (untested, as I need libapache2-mod-php5)
- tons more utility code for you to use
- a class autoloader, with example (build time, for now)
- (at build time) running a PHPUnit testsuite (unless nocheck)
The old features (Apache 2.2 and 2.4 support, dbconfig-common, etc.) are, of course, still there. Support for other webservers could be contributed by you, and I could extend the autoloader to work at runtime (using dpkg triggers) to include dependencies as packaged in other Debian packages. See, nobody needs “composer”! ☻
Feel free to check it out, play around with it, install it, test it, send me improvement patches and feature requests, etc. — it’s here with a mirror at GitHub (since I wrote it myself and the licence is permissive enough anyway).
This posting and the code behind it are sponsored by my employer ⮡ tarent.