The PHP development team would like to announce the 2nd release candidate of PHP 5.4.1. Windows binaries can be downloaded from the Windows QA site.

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

This is the 2nd release candidate. The release candidate phase is intended as a period of bug fixing prior to the stable release. The release candidate fixes a critical issue when using the internal classes in multiple threads.

A complete list of changes since the last release candidate can be found in the NEWS file.

Please help us to identify bugs in order to ensure that the release is solid and all things behave as expected by taking the time to test this release candidate against your code base and reporting any problems that you encounter to the QA mailing list and/or the PHP bug tracker.

PHP 5.4.1 final will be released on April 26.

The PHP development team is proud to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.4.0. This release is a major leap forward in the 5.x series, which includes a large number of new features and bug fixes.

Some of the key new features include: traits, a shortened array syntax, a built-in webserver for testing purposes and more. PHP 5.4.0 significantly improves performance, memory footprint and fixes over 100 bugs.

For users upgrading from PHP 5.3 there is a migration guide available here, detailing the changes between those releases and PHP 5.4.0.

Further details about the PHP 5.4.0 release can be found in the release announcement, and the full list of changes are available in the ChangeLog.

Please note that it may take a while until the release is available on all mirrors.

The PHP development team would like to announce the 8th 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 8th 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.

The 7th and 8th release candidates focus on fixing critical bugs and security vulnerabilities, including:

  • A buffer overflow in htmlspecialchars() and htmlentities() (bug #60965).
  • Improving the max_input_vars configuration directive to check nested variables.

A complete list of changes since the last release candidate can be found in the NEWS file.

We've received a lot of feedback that has helped to improve the upcoming release of PHP 5.4.0. Please continue to help us to identify bugs in order to ensure that the release is solid and all things behave as expected by taking the time to test this release candidate against your code base and reporting any problems that you encounter to the QA mailing list and/or the PHP bug tracker.

The next release candidate will be released on March 1.

The PHP development team would like to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.3.10. This release delivers a critical security fix.

Security Fixes in PHP 5.3.10:

  • Fixed arbitrary remote code execution vulnerability reported by Stefan Esser, CVE-2012-0830.

All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to PHP 5.3.10.

For source downloads please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.

The PHP development team announces the 6th 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 6th 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.

The 6th release candidate focused on improving traits. Please test them carefully and 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 candidate will be released on Feb 2.

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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/