The PHP development team would like to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.3.9. This release focuses on improving the stability of the PHP 5.3.x branch with over 90 bug fixes, some of which are security related.

Security Enhancements and Fixes in PHP 5.3.9:

  • Added max_input_vars directive to prevent attacks based on hash collisions. (CVE-2011-4885)
  • Fixed bug #60150 (Integer overflow during the parsing of invalid exif header). (CVE-2011-4566)

Key enhancements in PHP 5.3.9 include:

  • Fixed bug #55475 (is_a() triggers autoloader, new optional 3rd argument to is_a and is_subclass_of).
  • Fixed bug #55609 (mysqlnd cannot be built shared)
  • Many changes to the FPM SAPI module

For a full list of changes in PHP 5.3.9, see the ChangeLog. For source downloads please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.

All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to PHP 5.3.9.

The PHP development team announces the 5th release candidate of PHP 5.4. PHP 5.4 includes new language features and removes several legacy (deprecated) behaviours. Windows binaries can be downloaded from the Windows QA site.

THIS IS A RELEASE CANDIDATE - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!.

This is the 5th release candidate. The release candidate phase is intended as a period of bug fixing prior to the stable release. No new features should be included before the final version of PHP 5.4.0.

We got a lot of feedback that helped us to improve the upcoming PHP version. Please continue to help us to identify bugs in order to ensure that the release is solid and all things behave as expected. Please take the time to test this release candidate against your code base and report any problems that you encounter to the QA mailing list and/or the PHP bug tracker.

A complete list of changes since the last release candidate can be found at NEWS

The next and probably last release candidate will be released in 14 days.

The PHPBenelux Conference is ready for its third edition and takes place January 27th & 28th in Antwerp (Belgium).

We're very proud to have a great lineup this year and some awesome social events. All information about the conference can be found on our conference website http://conference.phpbenelux.eu/2012.

There are some tickets still available, get them at http://shop.phpbenelux.eu.

Ibuildings is proud to organise the sixth Dutch PHP Conference on June 8 and 9, plus a pre-conference tutorial day on June 7. Both programs will be completely in English so the only Dutch thing about it is the location. Keywords for these days: Know-how, Technology, Best Practices, Networking, Tips & Tricks.

Website: http://www.phpconference.nl/

The Italian PHP user group GrUSP is pleased to announce the 9th edition of the Italian phpDay conference, taking place on May 18th and 19th, 2012 in Verona. We will show new development traits, best-practices and success cases related to quality, revision control, test-driven development, continuous integration and so on. There are also talks about design, project management, agile and various php-related technologies.

phpDay is the first historic Italian conference dedicated solely to PHP development, technologies and management. It is aimed to IT managers, developers and innovators. Each year it renews the opportunity to link to new business partners.

The call for papers is open and will run until Feb 28th 2012. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.phpday.it