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PHP 5.3.0 RC 2 released

2009-05-07 23:02:09
As others wrote, or as you can read on or in my twitter feed we've released the second, long awaited, release candidate of PHP 5.3.0.

5.3 isĀ  rather big release including support for namespaces, closures, phar archives, internatioalization support via the new intl extension, improved SQLite support, mysqlnd as backend for the MySQL exensions, impressive performance improvements, ... and tons of other bigger and minor things.

Even though this server is running 5.3 already it's not suggested to be used in production evironments, yet but I'd really like to encourage everybody to test it and give feedback! I'm also interested in positive feedback, not only bug reports to support my good feeling about this release :-)