The PHP team delighted us with the second release candidate of the scripting language of the same name. RC2 has again crushed a lot of virtual pests, but the package’s 5 branch is unfinished and therefore not ready for use in a production environment. Below are the release notes with the most important changes, the full changelog is here to find.
Key changes since Release Candidate 1 include:
- The Zend Engine I compatibility mode (zend.ze1_compatibility_mode) has been re-implemented to more accurately support PHP 4’s object auto-clone behavior.
- All object-oriented extensions except for MySQLi have moved to studlyCaps. This includes SQLite, SOAP, Reflection API, Ming and others.
- Implementing an interfaces and/or abstract method with the wrong prototype is now a fatal error. For backwards compatibility, re-implementing regular methods with the wrong prototype will only result in an E_STRICT warning.
- Features as described in the Release Candidate 1 release announcement
- And lots more…
[break]The following flavors of this new version of PHP can be downloaded:
|Version number||5 RC2|
|Operating systems||Windows 9x, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Linux, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003|
|License type||Conditions (GNU/BSD/etc.)|