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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

PHP 5.3.1 RC3 released!

We are yet another release candidate closer to PHP 5.3.1.  A link to download PHP 5.3.1 RC3 is included below, as well as links to the changelog and current bugs.  One bug fix will help prevent DOS (denial of service) attacks via a new INI directive labeled max_file_uploads.  This will default to 100 files per request.

Download PHP 5.3.1 RC3

PHP 5.3.1 RC1 released!

This is just a notice to let everyone know that the first PHP 5.3.1 release candidate has been released.  For those of you who use cPanel/WHM, this means that you are one step closer to having out-of-the-box PHP 5.3 support.  On cPanel’s forums, a member of cPanel Quality Assurance said cPanel would most likely wait until the stable release of PHP 5.3.1 before unleashing it into EasyApache for a quick, painless install on cPanel/WHM-administered servers (see post by cpanelkenneth here). For a list of fixes in 5.3.1, visit the PHP changelog.

With the release of PHP 5.3, there were many performance increases with some tests confirming a 20% boost for certain applications, though most were between 5-10%.  This should make the web a better place for those of us who upgrade.  (FYI:  I tested a lot of my PHP scripts, and none so far have had compatibility issues.)