Tag Archives: Mac OS X Snow Leopard

PHP 5.2.12 RC1 and PHP 5.3.1 RC4 released!

Yes, that’s right, another PHP 5.2 version, and the fourth release candidate for PHP 5.3.1… the details are as follows:

  • PHP 5.3.1 RC4
    • Three bug fixes including one for mysqli and safe_mode_include_dir
    • Complete list
  • PHP 5.2.12 RC1
    • Added max_file_uploads as seen in PHP 5.3.1 RC3, which helps prevent DOS attacks occurring via temporary file exhaustion
    • Fixed Snow Leopard build error
    • Fixed make install-pear failure
    • Fixed parse_url() incorrect with ? in fragment
    • Complete list

Clearly, the PHP 5.2.12 release candidate is much more exciting than PHP 5.3.1’s, which tells me we are getting closer to a stable PHP 5.3.1 release.  A download link for both versions is included below.

Download PHP 5.3.1 RC4 or PHP 5.2.12 RC1

Rebuttals… Because Windows 7 rocks my socks off

“The Start Menu in Windows 7 will be an area of much consternation for veteran Windows XP users.” —James Perlow at ZDNet [link]

Yes, the Start Menu is different in Windows 7, but the core functionality is the same.  Windows XP users are still able to view programs by clicking a menu item, and the Control Panel, Printers, Documents, etc., are still easily accessible from the same place.  Perlow, the author, also mentions that the Run menu is no longer directly accessible from the Start menu, and complains that power users will have to turn it on.  Wow… is this laziness or what?  In just a few clicks, this functionality can be restored… BUT, and this is a huge BUT, I am willing to bet that power users aren’t going to want to use the Run dialog that much in Windows 7.  The beauty of this setup is that you can type your command directly into the “Search programs and files” box in the Start menu.  I think it’s also worth mentioning that users can open up the command prompt very easily by holding SHIFT and right-clicking on a folder in Windows Explorer, then clicking Open command window here.  This was available in Windows XP, but only via a PowerToys installation. Continue reading Rebuttals… Because Windows 7 rocks my socks off