Kevin Schroeder has a blog post about the tool that he is building for configuration management in PHP. The library is still in the early pre-release stage, but it looks like it solves quite a few problems related to configuration, like nesting, inheritance, and environment/context variation.
Here’s the YouTube video that provides a bit of introduction into how to use the tool, and what to expect of it.
The only thing that dials down my excitement in this implementation is the use of XML, even though I understand why he opted for this choice.
I will need a PHP configuration management solution soon, but the priority hasn’t been raised high enough yet for me to jump into the research. If you know of any other similar tools, please let me know – it all will come handy pretty soon.