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PHP.net:
PHP 7.0.0 RC 3 Released
Sep 17, 2015 @ 09:04:35

The PHP.net site has officially announced the release of PHP 7.0.0 RC3 the latest Release Candidate for this upcoming major version. This is a development preview and is not intended for production use.

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 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.

They also list out several of the other features now included in the release such as:

  • improved overall performance
  • migrating some Fatal errors to Exceptions
  • the combined comparison operator ("spaceship")
  • scalar and return types
  • anonymous classes

As always you can download this latest version from the QA downloads page or here for the Windows binaries. The next release (RC4) will be coming October 1st, so be sure and test out RC3 on your systems and code and report those bugs!

tagged: php7 language release releasecandidate rc3 php7rc3

Link: http://php.net/archive/2015.php#id2015-09-17-2

PHP.net:
PHP 5.5 RC3 is available
Jun 10, 2013 @ 10:21:28

The PHP development group has released the latest Release Candidate for the PHP 5.5 series - Release Candidate 3. This is a development preview, so it's not to be used in production but all testing is appreciated.

To get the full changelog, please, check the NEWS file attached to the archive. For source downloads of PHP 5.5.0RC3 please visit the download page, Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/qa/. We were pleased if you could test this release candidate against your code base and report any problems that you encounter to the QA mailing list and/or the PHP bug tracker. Thanks you helping us making PHP better.

Bugs fixed in this release include issues causing segfaults, buffer overflows and truncation of data when hashing with hash_pbkdf2.`

tagged: language release candidate development preview rc3

Link: http://php.net/index.php#id2013-06-06-1

Community News:
PHP 5.1.3RC3 Released
Apr 21, 2006 @ 07:57:59

This new post on DynamicWebPages.de today has information about the latest release candidate for the PHP 5.1.x series - version 5.1.3RC3.

Ilia Alshanetsky has released RC3 for download. The few bugs that were found (in RC2) were what made this release needed and they have been corrected. All of the changes are listed in the CHANGELOG file, and you can download the source from Ilia or the binaries from Edin Kadribasic. Be sure to test this one well - if no more errors are found, a final release could be as soon as next week.
tagged: release candidatate 5.1.3 rc3 bug fix release candidatate 5.1.3 rc3 bug fix

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Community News:
PHP 5.1.3RC3 Released
Apr 21, 2006 @ 07:57:59

This new post on DynamicWebPages.de today has information about the latest release candidate for the PHP 5.1.x series - version 5.1.3RC3.

Ilia Alshanetsky has released RC3 for download. The few bugs that were found (in RC2) were what made this release needed and they have been corrected. All of the changes are listed in the CHANGELOG file, and you can download the source from Ilia or the binaries from Edin Kadribasic. Be sure to test this one well - if no more errors are found, a final release could be as soon as next week.
tagged: release candidatate 5.1.3 rc3 bug fix release candidatate 5.1.3 rc3 bug fix

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