News Archive - 1999

Here are the most important news items we have published in 1999 on

PHP 4.0 Beta 3 is out!

Three months after PHP 4.0 Beta 2 was released, Beta 3 is finally here. This release has a lot of changes, including a "pure" automake/libtool-based build system, Java support and lots of other stuff. All 4.0 beta users are encouraged to upgrade.

LinuxWorld Editors' Choice Awards

PHP is a Finalist in the LinuxWorld Editors' Choice Awards to be presented on Aug.11 in San Jose, CA. PHP is up against QT from Troll Tech in the "Programming Library/Tools" category.

PHP 3.0.11 has been released!

Hot on the heels of 3.0.10, along comes another release to fix a few problems on Windows and some Unix platforms. If 3.0.10 worked for you, there's probably no need to upgrade. 3.0.10 featured bug fixes, including the last of the fsockopen() and URL fopen() problems, we hope. The dbm database abstraction layer had the mode flag for dba_open() brought into line with dbm_open(), which means "w" will not create a non-existent database (use "c" instead). The documentation has also been moved into its own repository, and the generated HTML documentation is included in the tar.gz instead of the SGML source. For a more complete list of all of the changes, see the ChangeLog.

PHP 3.0.9 has been released!

More bug fixes, including many in the OCI8 module, and an important fix for fgets() on socket connections. Also added support for PCRE (Perl-compatible Regular Expressions library), t1lib (PostScript Type-1 fonts with GD), and mhash. For a more complete list of all of the changes, see the ChangeLog.

PHP Related Books are Available

Get ready for a wave of PHP related books to hit the shelves! We don't know exactly how many there are going to be yet, but two are already available.

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