Software update: PHP 5.3.0 rc4 / 5.2.10

The PHP development team has released two new versions, namely the fourth release candidate of the 5.3.0 branch and version 5.2.10. PHP calls itself a ‘hypertext preprocessor’ and is mainly used to generate dynamic content in the html markup language server side. The software is often used in combination with the database program MySQL, with which the dynamic content of websites and forums can be served. The abbreviated announcements of these second releases are as follows:

PHP 5.3.0RC4 Release Announcements

The PHP development team is proud to announce the fourth release candidate of PHP 5.3.0 (PHP 5.3.0RC4). This RC focuses on bug fixes and stability improvements, and we hope only minimal changes are required for the next candidate or final stable releases. PHP 5.3.0 is a newly developed version of PHP featuring long-awaited features like namespaces, late static binding, closures and much more.

Please download and test these release candidates, and report any issues found. A stable release is expected next week. In case of critical issues we will continue producing weekly RCs. Downloads and further information is available at See also the work in progress 5.3 upgrade guide.

PHP 5.2.10 Released!

The PHP development team would like to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.2.10. This release focuses on improving the stability of the PHP 5.2.x branch with over 100 bug fixes, one of which is security related. All users of PHP are encouraged to upgrade to this release.

Security Enhancements and Fixes in PHP 5.2.10:

  • Fixed bug #48378 (exif_read_data() segfaults on certain corrupted .jpeg files). (Pierre)

Further details about the PHP 5.2.10 release can be found in the release announcement, and the full list of changes are available in the ChangeLog.

Version number 5.3.0 rc4 / 5.2.10
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Linux, BSD, Windows XP, macOS, Solaris, UNIX, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
Website PHP
License type Conditions (GNU/BSD/etc.)