The PHP development team announces the release of the first beta of PHP 5.5.0. This release is the first to include the Zend OPCache. Please help our efforts to provide a stable PHP version and test this version carefully against several different applications, with Zend OPCache enabled and report any bug in the bug tracking system.THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!
PHP 5.5.0beta1 is shipped with improvements. Here is an incomplete list:
You can read the full list of changes in the NEWS file contained in the release archive.
This beta marks the beginning of the feature freeze. No new features will be added to PHP 5.5 after this point. Please, test and help us to roll out a stable release. Our next beta is planned for April 4th.
Thank you for supporting PHP.