PuPHPet - A simple GUI to set up virtual machines for PHP development
If you're unfamiliar with either Vagrant or Puppet, I wrote a blog titled "Make $ vagrant up yours".
PHP drives the frontend, using the "Symfony2 framework". Choices are set into a yaml file that configures the main Puppet manifest with your custom settings.
I started using Vagrant and Puppet when I wanted a simple PHP 5.4 VM to do my development on. I could find nothing pre-made that didn't come with a bunch of cruft I did not want so I decided to create a tool that would ease this task for other developers who may not want to learn Puppet's DSL to get a VM up and running so they can develop in their language of choice.
Originally developed by Juan Treminio, PuPHPet has now had 29 contributors (as of 12/15/13), with the talented Frank Stelzer heavily contributing. Also making significant contributions is Michaël Perrin.
Sometime in mid August 2013, work on v2 was begun to attempt to solve problems encountered with v1: difficult to add new features, too much PHP logic controlling Puppet logic, difficult to change an existing manifest.
The main goal of PuPHPet is to eventually replace tools such as XAMPP, WAMPP, MAMPP and other all-in-one servers that create development environments on your main operating system.
Eventually PuPHPet will be good enough to help create production-ready servers!
To run PuPHPet-generated manifests, you'll need to install Vagrant version 1.6.0 or greater. Vagrant will run on Windows, OS X and Linux.
If you have a patch, or stumbled upon an issue with PuPHPet core, you can contribute this back to the code. Please read our contributor guidelines for more information how you can do this.