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06.19.2009 - PHP 5.3.0RC4 Release Announcements



View PHP related news. The PHP development team is proud to announce the fourth release candidate of PHP 5.3.0 (PHP 5.3.0RC4). This RC focuses on bug fixes and stability improvements, and we hope only minimal changes are required for the next candidate or final stable releases. PHP 5.3.0 is a newly developed version of PHP featuring long-awaited features like namespaces, late static binding, closures and much more. Please download and test these release candidates, and report any issues found. A stable release is expected next week . In case of critical issues we will continue producing weekly RCs. Downloads and further information is available at qa.php.net. See also the work in progress 5.3 upgrade guide.
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06.18.2009 - PHP 5.2.10 Released!



View PHP related news. The PHP development team would like to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.2.10. This release focuses on improving the stability of the PHP 5.2.x branch with over 100 bug fixes, one of which is security related. All users of PHP are encouraged to upgrade to this release. Security Enhancements and Fixes in PHP 5.2.10:Fixed bug #48378 (exif_read_data() segfaults on certain corrupted .jpeg files). (Pierre) Further details about the PHP 5.2.10 release can be found in the release announcement, and the full list of changes are available in the ChangeLog.
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06.12.2009 - PHP 5.2.10RC2 and PHP 5.3.0RC3 Release Announcements



View PHP related news. The PHP development team is proud to announce the second release candidate of PHP 5.2.10 (PHP 5.2.10RC2) and the third release candidate of PHP 5.3.0 (PHP 5.3.0RC3). These RCs focuses on bug fixes and stability improvements, and we hope only minimal changes are required for the next candidate or final stable releases. PHP 5.2.10 is a pure maintenance release for providing bugfixes and stability updates. PHP 5.3.0 is a newly developed version of PHP featuring long-awaited features like namespaces, late static binding, closures and much more. Please download and test these release candidates, and report any issues found. Downloads and further information is available at qa.php.net. See also the work in progress 5.3 upgrade guide.
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05.09.2009 - TestFest 2009



View PHP related news. TestFest is upon us once again. For those who don't know, this is the time of year where User Groups and individuals donate a little of their time and effort to increasing the test coverage of PHP. Hundreds of thousands of lines of code are working in concert to assemble one of the simplest to learn and fastest running scripting languages in the business. All this is achieved with the expectation that very few bugs will make it into releases and the ones that do will be stomped out quickly, efficiently and will never be heard from again. This is a lofty goal and is only possible through a system of tests designed to continuously evaluate the well-being of PHP. This year the QA Team has been very busy implementing new features and improvements to make the TestFest experience easier and more enjoyable than ever before. Some these improvements include a Subversion repository for test storage and tracking, a Virtual Machine for simple test environment setup, and improved documentation of testing procedures. 2009 is looking to be the most successful TestFest event ever. Over 20 User Groups spanning Belgium, Brazil, Catalonia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, USA and the UK have already registered. This is an incredible response and we still have 2 months left to go. Getting involved couldn't be simpler. Visit the QA TestFest page to find out how you can organize a TestFest event in your community. We are looking forward to seeing your communities tests being committed into PHP.
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05.07.2009 - PHP 5.3.0RC2 Release Announcement



View PHP related news. The PHP development team is proud to announce the second release candidate of PHP 5.3.0 (PHP 5.3.0RC2). This RC focuses on bug fixes and stability improvements, and we hope only minimal changes are required for the next candidate (RC3). Expect an RC3 in 2-3 weeks, although there will not be major changes so now is a good time to start the final testing of PHP 5.3.0 before it gets released, in order to find possible incompatibilities with your project. Please download and test this release candidate, and report any issues found. Downloads and further information is available at qa.php.net. See also the work in progress 5.3 upgrade guide.
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04.08.2009 - PHP 5.2.9-2 (Windows) released



View PHP related news. The PHP Development Team would like to announce the availability of a new Windows build for PHP - PHP 5.2.9-2This release focuses on fixing security flaws in the included OpenSSL library (CVE-2009-0590, CVE-2009-0591 and CVE-2009-0789). The security advisory is available here.The OpenSSL library has been updated to 0.9.8k, which includes fixes for these flaws.Note: Only the Windows binaries are affected. There are no changes to the PHP sources, therefore no source releases are necessary.
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03.27.2009 - Google Summer of Code 2009



View PHP related news. Once again we are happy to announce our involvement with the Google Summer of Code project. Be sure to check our program at this years GSoC. We invite everyone to look at the list of ideas for this years GSoC, and get involved. Students are welcome to propose their own ideas, and we will consider all applications that are received before the April 3rd deadline. So, thanks to everyone involved and we look forward to seeing many students join us on this great adventure!
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03.25.2009 - PHP 5.3.0RC1 Release Announcement



View PHP related news. The PHP development team is proud to announce the availability of the first release candidate of PHP 5.3.0 (PHP 5.3.0RC1). This release marks the final phase in a major improvement in the 5.X series, which includes a large number of new features, bug fixes and security enhancements.The key features of the PHP 5.3 branch include:Support for namespacesUnder the hood performance improvementsLate static bindingLambda functions and closures Syntax additions: NOWDOC, limited GOTO, ternary short cut "?:" and __callStatic() Optional garbage collection for cyclic referencesOptional mysqlnd PHP native replacement for libmysqlImproved windows support including VC6 and VC9 binariesMore consistent float roundingDeprecation notices are now handle via E_DEPRECATED (part of E_ALL) instead of the E_STRICT error levelSeveral enhancements to enable more flexiblity in php.ini (and ini parsing in general)New bundled extensions: ext/phar, ext/intl, ext/fileinfo, ext/sqlite3, ext/enchant Countless bug fixes and improvements to existing extensions in particular to: ext/openssl, ext/spl and ext/date This release also drops several extensions and unifies usage of internal APIs. Users should be aware of the following known backwards compatibility breaks:Parameter parsing API unification will cause some functions to behave more or less strict when it comes to type jugglingRemoved the following extensions: ext/mhash (see ext/hash), ext/msql, ext/pspell (see ext/enchant), ext/sybase (see ext/sybase_ct) Moved the following extensions to PECL: ext/ming, ext/fbsql, ext/ncurses, ext/fdf Removed zend.ze1_compatibility_modeSee the upgrading guide for other minor changesAll users of PHP, especially those using earlier PHP 5 releases are advised to test this release as the final release of PHP 5.3.0 will eventually obsolete the 5.2 branch of PHP.For users upgrading from previous PHP 5 releases there is an upgrading guide available here, detailing the changes between those releases and PHP 5.3.0.Please also note that we are aware of issues surrounding float/integer handling in some edge cases (some of which have been introduced in PHP 5.2.0), as well as a crash bug in NSAPI, that will be fixed in PHP 5.3.0RC2. These issues however do not prevent wide spread testing of PHP 5.3.0RC1 as users can now rely on the feature set and implementation decisions no longer being changed.For a full list of changes in PHP 5.3.0, see the CVS NEWS file.
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03.10.2009 - 5.2.9-1 (for Windows) released



View PHP related news. The PHP Development Team would like to announce the availability of a new Windows build of PHP - PHP 5.2.9-1This release focuses on fixing a security flaw introduced by the cURL library (CVE-2009-0037). Please see the following for a full description: http://curl.haxx.se/docs/adv_20090303.htmlPlease note that the cURL related function is disabled when open_basedir or safe_mode enabled.Note: Only the Windows packages are affected.
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02.26.2009 - PHP 5.2.9 Released!



View PHP related news. The PHP development team would like to announce the immediateavailability of PHP 5.2.9. This release focuses on improving the stability ofthe PHP 5.2.x branch with over 50 bug fixes, several of which are security related.All users of PHP are encouraged to upgrade to this release.Security Enhancements and Fixes in PHP 5.2.9:Fixed security issue in imagerotate(), background colour isn't validated correctly with a non truecolour image. Reported by Hamid Ebadi, APA Laboratory (Fixes CVE-2008-5498). (Scott)Fixed a crash on extract in zip when files or directories entry names contain a relative path. (Pierre)Fixed explode() behavior with empty string to respect negative limit. (Shire)Fixed a segfault when malformed string is passed to json_decode(). (Scott)Further details about the PHP 5.2.9 can be found in the release announcement for 5.2.9 the full list of changes is available in the ChangeLog for PHP 5.
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12.10.2008 - Windows PECL binaries



View PHP related news. Due to unfortunate circumstances Windows binaries for PECL extensions will no longer be available on http://pecl4win.php.net.Work is being done to incorporate Windows binaries for PECL extensions into pecl.php.net and will hopefully be ready early 2009If anyone is interested in the project please join the PHP Windows Development mailinglist.
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12.08.2008 - PHP 5.2.7 has been removed from distribution



View PHP related news. Due to a security bug found in the PHP 5.2.7 release, it has been removed from distribution. The bug affects configurations where magic_quotes_gpc is enabled, because it remains off even when set to on. In the meantime, use PHP 5.2.6 until PHP 5.2.8 is later released.
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12.08.2008 - PHP 5.2.8 Released!



View PHP related news. The PHP development team would like to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.2.8. This release addresses a regression introduced by 5.2.7 inregard to the magic_quotes functionality, that was broken by an incorrect fix to the filter extension. All users who have upgraded to 5.2.7 are encouraged to upgrade to this release, alternatively you can apply a work-around for the bug by changing "filter.default_flags=0" in php.ini.
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12.04.2008 - PHP Advent 2008



View PHP related news. December is a busy and exciting time of the year. PHP Advent is an attempt to capture and share doses of wisdom from a few of the people in the PHP community who have been kind enough to share their thoughts and tips. Please join us on our daily journey by subscribing to our feed or following us on Twitter. Happy holidays.
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12.04.2008 - PHP 5.3 alpha3 released!



View PHP related news. The PHP development team is proud to announce the third alpha release of the upcoming PHP 5.3.0 minor version update of PHP. Several new features have already been documented in the official documentation, others are listed on the wiki in preparation of getting documented. It is imperative that more people join the effort to complete the documentation for PHP 5.3.0. Please also review the NEWS file.THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!The purpose of this alpha release is to encourage users to not only actively participate in identifying bugs, but also in ensuring that all new features or necessary backwards compatibility breaks are noted in the documentation. Please report any findings to the QA mailinglist or the bug tracker.There have been a great number of other additions and improvements since the last alpha, but here is a short overview of the most important changes:Namespaces (documentation has been updated to the current state)Rounding behaviorext/msql has been removed, while ext/ereg will now raise E_DEPRECATED noticesext/mhash has been replaced by ext/hash but full BC is maintainedPHP now uses cc as the default compiler, instead of gccA number of bug fixes to ext/pdo, ext/soap, the stream layer among othersSeveral under the hood changes also require in depth testing with existing applications to ensure that any backwards compatibility breaks are minimized.The current release plan expects a stable release sometime around the end of Q1 2009.
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08.07.2008 - PHP 4.4.9 released!



View PHP related news. The PHP development team would like to announce the immediate availability of PHP 4.4.9. It continues to improve the security and the stability of the 4.4 branch and all users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to it as soon as possible. This release wraps up all the outstanding patches for the PHP 4.4 series, and is therefore the last PHP 4.4 release.Security Enhancements and Fixes in PHP 4.4.9:Updated PCRE to version 7.7.Fixed overflow in memnstr().Fixed crash in imageloadfont when an invalid font is given.Fixed open_basedir handling issue in the curl extension.Fixed mbstring.func_overload set in .htaccess becomes global. For a full list of changes in PHP 4.4.9, see the ChangeLog.
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08.01.2008 - PHP 5.3 alpha1 released!



View PHP related news. The PHP development team is proud to announce the first alpha release (Windows binaries will appear in the next few days) of the upcoming minor version update of PHP. The new version PHP 5.3 is expected to improve stability and performance as well as add new language syntax and extensions. Several new features have already been documented in the official documentation, others are listed on the wiki in preparation of getting documented. Please also review the NEWS file.THIS IS A DEVELEOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!The purpose of this alpha release is to encourage users to not only actively participate in identifying bugs, but also in ensuring that all new features or necessary backwards compatibility breaks are noted in the documentation. Please report any findings to the QA mailinglist or the bug tracker.There have been a great number of other additions and improvements, but here is a short overview of the most important changes:Namespaces (documentation maybe out dated)Late static binding and __callStaticLambda functions and closuresAddition of the intl, phar (phar is scheduled for some more work a head of alpha2), fileinfo and sqlite3 extensionsOptional cyclic garbage collectionOptional support for the MySQLnd replacement driver for libmysqlWindows older than Windows 2000 (Windows 98, NT4, etc.) are not supported anymore (details)New syntax features like NOWDOC, limited GOTO, ternary short cut "?:"Several under the hood changes also require in depth testing with existing applications to ensure that any backwards compatibility breaks are minimized. This is especially important for users that require the undocumented Zend engine multibyte support.The current release plan states that there will be alpha/beta/RC releases in 2-3 week intervals with an expected stable release of PHP 5.3 between mid September and mid October of 2008.
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07.30.2008 - TestFest 2008 wrap-up



View PHP related news. Overall 158 tests have been submitted as part of TestFest 2008 since the launch of the TestFest submission site by 30 different people from people all over the world. Actually this is not counting the various submissions by existing core developers, who also took this opportunity to add some more tests. This has actually increased total test coverage by about 10%. While the organization of the TestFest was a bit adhoc, there were numerous TestFest events in local user groups. So the number of people exposed to the PHP test framework is much greater. Hopefully this will lead to more people submitting bug reports with an accompanying phpt test file!Our top submitter Felix De Vliegher has actually committed his last submissions himself since, based on the high quality of his submissions, he has been granted commit rights to the PHP repository. We have not heard back from all participants, but we encourage everybody to blog about their experience and provide us with feedback on how to improve future events.Now better late than never, here are the 10 winners of the promised elePHPant raffle sponsored by Nexen. Note that Felix asked me not to include him in the raffle, since he is already herding quite a number of elePHPants at home.Eric StewartHåvard EideMarc VeldmanMichelangelo van DamRein VeltRob YoungSami GreenburySebastian DeutschSebastian SchürmannStefan KoopmanschapWe will provide Nexen with the email addresses of the winners, so that they can arrange to get the elePHPants shipped. Also for those people wondering, you can continue to submit tests on the TestFest submission site. A bit thank you to all participants and TestFest organizers! Without the countless people that helped organize local events, implement the infrastructure and submissions reviewers, the TestFest would have obviously not worked out as well as it has. We will surely do similar events in the future based on the big success of TestFest 2008.
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07.29.2008 - Manual restructure and license change



View PHP related news. A few weeks ago the manual was restructured to improve navigation and make room for per-extension chapters and usage examples along with improved documentation for object oriented extensions. The most noticable changes are the function reference, predefined variables, context options and parameters and predefined exceptions manual pages, for which we would really appreciate feedback on. The upcomming PHP5.3 release introduces several major features such as namespaces, closures, late static bindings, internationalization functions, INI sections, and Phar among others. We would really appreciate any and all help we can get improving the documentation. In related news, the manual was relicensed recently and is now covered by the CreativeCommons Attribution license.
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05.01.2008 - PHP 5.2.6 Released



View PHP related news. The PHP development team would like to announce the immediateavailability of PHP 5.2.6. This release focuses on improving the stability ofthe PHP 5.2.x branch with over 120 bug fixes, several of which are security related.All users of PHP are encouraged to upgrade to this release. Further details about the PHP 5.2.6 release can be found in the release announcement for 5.2.6, the full list of changes is available in the ChangeLog for PHP 5.Security Enhancements and Fixes in PHP 5.2.6:Fixed possible stack buffer overflow in the FastCGI SAPI identified by Andrei Nigmatulin.Fixed integer overflow in printf() identified by Maksymilian Aciemowicz.Fixed security issue detailed in CVE-2008-0599 identified by Ryan Permeh.Fixed a safe_mode bypass in cURL identified by Maksymilian Arciemowicz.Properly address incomplete multibyte chars inside escapeshellcmd() identified by Stefan Esser.Upgraded bundled PCRE to version 7.6
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