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PHP 5.5.30 is available

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP
5.5.30. This is a security release. Two security bugs were fixed in this release.

All PHP 5.5 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.5.30 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 7.0.0 RC 4 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of
PHP 7.0.0 RC 4. This is the ninth pre-release of the new PHP 7
major series. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully,
and report any bugs and incompatibilities in the bug tracking system.

THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW – DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!

PHP 7.0.0 RC 4 contains fixes for 22 reported bugs and over 100 commits with various improvements.

PHP 7.0.0 comes with new version of the Zend Engine with features such as (incomplete list):

  • Improved performance: PHP 7 is up to twice as fast as PHP 5.6
  • Consistent 64-bit support
  • Many fatal errors are now Exceptions
  • Removal of old and unsupported SAPIs and extensions
  • The null coalescing operator (??)
  • Combined comparison Operator (<=>)
  • Return Type Declarations
  • Scalar Type Declarations
  • Anonymous Classes

For more information on the new features and other changes, you can read the
NEWS file, or the
migration guide
for a complete list of upgrading notes. NEWS and UPGRADING files can also be found in
the release archive.

For source downloads of PHP 7.0.0 RC 4 please visit
the download page, Windows source and binaries
can be found on windows.php.net/qa/.

The next release will be RC 5, which is to be released on the 15th of October. You can also
read the full list of planned releases on our wiki.

Thank you for helping us make PHP better.

PHPBenelux Conference 2016

With great pleasure we would like to announce the 7th edition of
PHPBenelux Conference 2016 which will take place on January 29 and 30,
2016 in Antwerp, Belgium.

PHPBenelux is a great conference bringing local and foreign speakers
to an international crowd where the main language is English to allow
foreigners to feel comfortable talking with others, inspiring the
hallway tracks between and after the sessions.

On the first day in the morning we offer 3-hour tutorials by experts
to get hands-down experience on the subjects offered. The afternoon
and second day are all devoted to multi-track hour sessions about
trends, best practices and solutions for common PHP development
challenges. Each evening we provide a social event for people to
network and socialize in a friendly, unpressured environment.

The "Call for Papers" is open until October 14 if you have interest
presenting at PHPBenelux Conference 2016. Check out our
http://cfp.phpbenelux.eu website for further details.

Come to PHPBenelux Conference 2016. You will learn from the experts,
meet interesting people and have fun will doing all this. See you in Antwerp!

The PHPBenelux Crew

PHP 7.0.0 RC 3 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of
PHP 7.0.0 RC 3. This is the eighth pre-release of the new PHP 7
major series. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully,
and report any bugs and incompatibilities in the bug tracking system.

THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW – DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!

PHP 7.0.0 RC 3 contains fixes for 19 reported bugs and over 100 commits with various improvements.

This release provides a noticeable new Opcache feature which makes possible to move PHP code pages
into the huge memory pages. It can be enabled with opcache.huge_code_page=1 in php.ini and can bring
about 2% performance gain on supported platforms. Please help us to test this feature by enabling
it and providing feedback.

PHP 7.0.0 comes with new version of the Zend Engine with features such as (incomplete list):

  • Improved performance: PHP 7 is up to twice as fast as PHP 5.6
  • Consistent 64-bit support
  • Many fatal errors are now Exceptions
  • Removal of old and unsupported SAPIs and extensions
  • The null coalescing operator (??)
  • Combined comparison Operator (<=>)
  • Return Type Declarations
  • Scalar Type Declarations
  • Anonymous Classes

For more information on the new features and other changes, you can read the
NEWS file, or the
UPGRADING file
for a complete list of upgrading notes. These files can also be found in the release archive.

For source downloads of PHP 7.0.0 RC 3 please visit
the download page, Windows source and binaries
can be found on windows.php.net/qa/.

The next release will be RC 4, which is to be released on the 1st of October. You can also
read the full list of planned releases on our wiki.

Thank you for helping us make PHP better.

PHPConf Taiwan 2015

We are honored to announce PHPConf Taiwan 2015 will be held in Taipei, Taiwan on Oct. 9th. As the biggest PHP event in Taiwan, PHPConf attracts hundreds of developers and users in Taiwan to share their knowledge on PHP. This year, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the invention of PHP and the release of PHP 7, Mr. Rasmus Lerdorf, creator of PHP, and Mr. Xinchen Hui, member from the PHP core developer team, are invited to be our keynote speakers. In addition, we also invited well-known developers in Taiwan to share their expertise and experience at PHPConf. The two-track agenda covers various topics, including Big Data, horizontal extension, software architecture, ORM and Async I/O… etc.

For ticketing and other information, please visit http://2015.phpconf.tw. We look forward to seeing you in Taipei this October!

PHP 5.4.45 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP
5.4.45. Ten security-related issues were fixed in this release.
All PHP 5.4 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.4.45 please visit our downloads page,
Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.
The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

Please note that according to the PHP version support timelines,
PHP 5.4.45 is the last scheduled release of PHP 5.4 branch. There may be additional release if we discover
important security issues that warrant it, otherwise this release will be the final one in the PHP 5.4 branch.
If your PHP installation is based on PHP 5.4, it may be a good time to start making the plans for the upgrade to PHP 5.5 or PHP 5.6.

PHP 5.5.29 is available

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP
5.5.29. This is a security release. Many security-related issues were fixed in this release.

All PHP 5.5 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.5.29 please visit our downloads page,
Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/download/.
The list of changes is recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 5.6.13 is available

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP
5.6.13. 11 security-related issues were fixed in this release.

All PHP 5.6 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

For source downloads of PHP 5.6.13 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 7.0.0 RC 2 Released

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of
PHP 7.0.0 RC 2. This is the seventh pre-release of the new PHP 7
major series. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully,
and report any bugs and incompatibilities in the bug tracking system.

THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW – DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!

PHP 7.0.0 RC 2 contains fixes for 28 reported bugs, 7 of which are security related, and altogether over 250 commits with various improvements.

PHP 7.0.0 comes with new version of the Zend Engine with features such as (incomplete list):

  • Improved performance: PHP 7 is up to twice as fast as PHP 5.6
  • Consistent 64-bit support
  • Many fatal errors are now Exceptions
  • Removal of old and unsupported SAPIs and extensions
  • The null coalescing operator (??)
  • Combined comparison Operator (<=>)
  • Return Type Declarations
  • Scalar Type Declarations
  • Anonymous Classes

For more information on the new features and other changes, you can read the
NEWS file, or the
UPGRADING file
for a complete list of upgrading notes. These files can also be found in the release archive.

For source downloads of PHP 7.0.0 RC 2 please visit
the download page, Windows source and binaries
can be found on windows.php.net/qa/.

The next release will be RC 3, which is to be released on the 17th of September. You can also
read the full list of planned releases on our wiki.

Thank you for helping us make PHP better.

PHPConf.Asia 2015

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