Given that it took a few months to reach this point and addition of new features was allowed the changelog already looks extremely impressive. Some of the key changes include things like 3 new extensions (filter, json and zip), the date extension had the rest of its functionality enabled, much work was done in terms of getting PHP 5.2 to run faster and more efficiently (in terms on memory usage). There have also been nearly 80 bug fixes made to existing functionality, which hopefully translates to a more stable release.
As the RM for this release, I'd like to ask everyone to download and try this PHP version on your software, see if the code still runs properly and hopefully faster then it did before. If you come across any problems please let the developers know by posting to the QA mailing list, internals mailing list or simply reply to this blog entry. All feedback will be appreciated.
PHP5.2.0RC1がリリースされた模様。またインストールせねば。。。 The first release candidate of PHP 5.2.0 has just been released. The source packages can be found here: http://downloads.php.net/ilia/php-5.2.0RC1.tar.bz2 (fa36d378f7f1fd547b881b6323ae2c60) ht
Btw, I didn't realise that you publish commenters' email addresses albeit without the @ symbol. A warning that it is published would be nice as normally it is the other way round. If it's possible I'd appreciate it if it were removed. Thanks.
I know that a previous bug of the same kind existed and that it was marked as fixed. However this problem does exist in 5.1.4 and I have tested and verified it. I hope that bug 38377 was not marked as fixed without the appropriate fix applied. Do you mean that this will be fixed in future stable releases or do you mean that this problem is already fixed in 5.1.4? Kindly let me know.
Thanks a lot Ilia. I now gather from further bug comments that this is for the 5.2.0 branch. Thanks and sorry for the hassle. I very much appreciate the attention you have given to my issues and to help make my working life that much smoother. Much appreciated.