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phpMyAdmin Developer (one year contract position)

Title:

phpMyAdmin Developer (one year contract position)

Overview:

The phpMyAdmin Project is looking for a developer to assist in bug
fixing and other development.

Work plan:

  • Bug fixing (50%)
  • Code base improvement like refactoring and writing unit tests (25%)
  • Implementation of new features (15%)
  • Security coordination (10%)

Work conditions:

  • The Developer shall publish a monthly blog post about his/her work
    to the phpMyAdmin community.
  • All work produced by the Developer is to be licensed to the public
    under GPLv2.
  • This is an independent contractor position: the Developer will be
    responsible for his/her own equipment and expenses.
  • The phpMyAdmin project has a budget of 1500 USD/month for this position.
  • The suggested start date for the position is 2014-10-01.

The Candidate:

The candidate will be able to demonstrate a very good knowledge of
phpMyAdmin’s code base. In addition, we expect excellent skills in all
of the technologies used by phpMyAdmin (PHP, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery,
CSS, MySQL) and excellent communication skills.

Applying:

Candidates should submit their proposal (including their CV,
availability, and financial terms) to: pmadeveloper@sfconservancy.org.
The deadline for this initial round of proposals is 2014-09-19.

[Announce] Apache HTTP Server 2.2.29 Released

                       Apache HTTP Server 2.2.29 Released

   The Apache Software Foundation and the Apache HTTP Server Project are
   pleased to announce the release of version 2.2.29 of the Apache HTTP
   Server ("Apache"). (Note that 2.2.28 was not released). This version
   of Apache is principally a security and bug fix maintenance release,
   and addresses these specific security defects as well as other fixes;

    CVE-2014-0118 (cve.mitre.org)
     mod_deflate: The DEFLATE input filter (inflates request bodies) now
     limits the length and compression ratio of inflated request bodies to
     avoid denial of sevice via highly compressed bodies. See directives
     DeflateInflateLimitRequestBody, DeflateInflateRatioLimit,
     and DeflateInflateRatioBurst.

    CVE-2014-0231 (cve.mitre.org)
     mod_cgid: Fix a denial of service against CGI scripts that do
     not consume stdin that could lead to lingering HTTPD child processes
     filling up the scoreboard and eventually hanging the server. By
     default, the client I/O timeout (Timeout directive) now applies to
     communication with scripts. The CGIDScriptTimeout directive can be
     used to set a different timeout for communication with scripts.

    CVE-2014-0226 (cve.mitre.org)
     Fix a race condition in scoreboard handling, which could lead to
     a heap buffer overflow.

    CVE-2013-5704 (cve.mitre.org)
     HTTP trailers could be used to replace HTTP headers late during
     request processing, potentially undoing or otherwise confusing
     modules that examined or modified request headers earlier.
     Adds "MergeTrailers" directive to restore this legacy behavior.

   We consider the Apache HTTP Server 2.4 release to be the best version
   of Apache available, and encourage users of 2.2 and all prior versions
   to upgrade. This 2.2 maintenance release is offered for those unable
   to upgrade at this time. For further details, see:

http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/Announcement2.4.txt

   Apache HTTP Server 2.4 and 2.2.29 are available for download from:

http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi

   Please see the CHANGES_2.2 file, linked from the download page, for a
   full list of changes. A condensed list, CHANGES_2.2.29 includes only
   those changes introduced since the prior 2.2 release. A summary of all
   of the security vulnerabilities addressed in this and earlier releases
   is available:

http://httpd.apache.org/security/vulnerabilities_22.html

   This release includes the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) version 1.5.1
   and APR Utility Library (APR-util) version 1.5.3, bundled with the tar
   and zip distributions. The APR libraries libapr and libaprutil (and
   on Win32, libapriconv version 1.2.1) must all be updated to ensure
   binary compatibility and address many known security and platform bugs.
   APR version 1.5 and APR-util version 1.5 represent minor version upgrades
   from earlier httpd 2.2 source distributions.

   This release builds on and extends the Apache 2.0 API and is superceeded
   by the Apache 2.4 API. Modules written for Apache 2.0 or 2.4 will need
   to be recompiled in order to run with Apache 2.2, and most will require
   minimal or no source code changes.

   When upgrading or installing this version of Apache, please bear in mind
   that if you intend to use Apache with one of the threaded MPMs (other
   than the Prefork MPM), you must ensure that any modules you will be
   using (and the libraries they depend on) are thread-safe.


phpMyAdmin 4.2.8 is released

Welcome to phpMyAdmin 4.2.8, a bugfix version.

EasyPHP News

#PHP 5.6.0 final is out!
Download : http://www.easyphp.org/components.php

The PHP Development Team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.0. This new version comes with new features, some backward incompatible changes and many improvements.
The main features of PHP 5.6.0 include:
Constant scalar expressions.
Variadic functions and argument unpacking using the … operator.
Exponentiation using the ** operator.
Function and constant importing with the use keyword.
phpdbg as an interactive integrated debugger SAPI.
php://input is now reusable, and $HTTP_RAW_POST_DATA is deprecated.
GMP objects now support operator overloading.
File uploads larger than 2 gigabytes in size are now accepted.
For a full list of new features, you may read the new features chapter of the migration guide.
For source downloads of PHP 5.6.0, please visit our downloads page. Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The full list of changes is available in the ChangeLog.

PHP 5.6
PHP 5.6 also introduces changes that affect compatibility:
Array keys won't be overwritten when defining an array as a property of a class via an array literal.
json_decode() is more strict in JSON syntax parsing.
Stream wrappers now verify peer certificates and host names by default when using SSL/TLS.
GMP resources are now objects.
Mcrypt functions now require valid keys and IVs.
For users upgrading from PHP 5.5, a full migration guide is available, detailing the changes between 5.5 and 5.6.0.


PHP 5.6.0 released

The PHP Development Team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.0.
This new version comes with new features, some backward incompatible changes and many improvements.

The main features of PHP 5.6.0 include:

For a full list of new features, you may read the new features chapter of the migration guide.

PHP 5.6.0 also introduces changes that affect compatibility:

  • Array keys won't be overwritten when defining an array as a property of a class via an array literal.
  • json_decode() is more strict in JSON syntax parsing.
  • Stream wrappers now verify peer certificates and host names by default when using SSL/TLS.
  • GMP resources are now objects.
  • Mcrypt functions now require valid keys and IVs.

For users upgrading from PHP 5.5, a full migration guide is available, detailing the changes between 5.5 and 5.6.0.

For source downloads of PHP 5.6.0, please visit our downloads page.
Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.
The full list of changes is available in the ChangeLog.

php[world] in Washington, D.C.

The team at php[architect] is excited to
announce our new conference: php[world]! This conference, is being
designed to bring together all of the various PHP communities into one
place to share ideas together.

Whether you are a core PHP developer, or use WordPress, Drupal,
Magento, Joomla!, Symfony, Laravel, Zend Framework or another framework.
This conference has a track specifically for you! Check out our
published schedule and
speaker list to see all
the sessions available.

The conference takes place on November 10-14, 2014 in Washington, DC,
USA. It features a Training Day, Tutorial Day, and 3 days full of
sessions & keynotes. Our Training day includes full day trainings on
WordPress, Web Security, and an Introduction to PHP.

We've recently announced our keynote
lineup
as well, including:

  • Angela Byron – @webchick – Core Contributor to Drupal
  • Andrew Nacin – @nacin – Lead Developer on WordPress
  • Jeffrey 'jam' McQuire – @horncologne – Open Source
    Evangelist for Acquia
  • Luke Stokes – @lukestokes – Founder and CTO of FoxyCart
  • Plus we will be ending the conference with the
    biggest panel around. Featuring key notables from at
    least seven different of the most popular PHP applications and
    frameworks to discuss, debate, and answer your questions.

For more information and to purchase your tickets, head over to
world.phparch.com and we look
forward to seeing you in D.C.!

PHP 5.5.16 is released

The PHP Development Team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.5.16.
This release fixes several bugs against PHP 5.5.15 and resolves CVE-2014-3538, CVE-2014-3587,
CVE-2014-2497, CVE-2014-5120 and CVE-2014-3597.

All PHP users are encouraged to upgrade to this new version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.5.16, please visit our downloads page.
Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.
The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 5.4.32 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP
5.4.32. 16 bugs were fixed in this release, including the following security-related issues:
CVE-2014-2497, CVE-2014-3538, CVE-2014-3587, CVE-2014-3597, CVE-2014-4670, CVE-2014-4698, CVE-2014-5120.

All PHP 5.4 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.4.32 please visit our downloads page,
Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.
The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

MySQL Workbench 6.2

MySQL Workbench 6.2 (6.2.1 beta, published on Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014)

EasyPHP News

#EasyPHP Devserver 14.1 component update : #PHP 5.3.29 (end of life of the PHP 5.3 series). Download : http://www.easyphp.org/components.php

IMPORTANT
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.3.29. This release marks the end of life of the PHP 5.3 series. Future releases of this series are not planned. All PHP 5.3 users are encouraged to upgrade to the current stable version of PHP 5.5 or previous stable version of PHP 5.4, which are supported till at least 2016 and 2015 respectively.

PHP 5.3.29 contains about 25 potentially security related fixes backported from PHP 5.4 and 5.5.

For source downloads of PHP 5.3.29, please visit our downloads page. Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/. The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

For helping your migration to newer versions please refer to our migration guides for updates from PHP 5.3 to 5.4 and from PHP 5.4 to 5.5.

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