The absence of php-cgi makes XAMPP absolutely unusable for me. Since there is no way to really secure php without cgi (I don't want people to randomly fopen() each others' files and read their passwords), I decided to use mod_cgid as a sensible tradeoff between speed and usability.
Well, now I'm stuck - there are no instructions on how XAMPP is built, so I cannot build a reliable php-cgi binary to integrate with XAMPP, and there is no php-cgi binary in XAMPP for Linux itself (there's only a php-cli binary).
Could someone help me please? I really need it and it would be a shame to turn XAMPP down because of this.