News Archive - 2001
Here are the most important news items we have published in 2001 on PHP.net.
PHP 4.1.0 is a key new release in the PHP 4 family. It includes
highly-improved performance, especially under Windows; a more security-friendly
way of accepting form variables; output compression; and much, much more. Read the full
release announcement, or check out the
changelog. Windows binaries are also available.
After one week our Windows HTML Help Manual Survey is over now. We received nearly six hundred
processable forms with many wishes and comments. Thanks for you all, who contributed to making
the best help system for PHP on Windows. You can get more information about the ongoing
project, including the detailed results of the survey at
the project's own page.
documentation is starting
to be more filled out. The manual is now rebuilt every night and
of it in different formats are also available. If you have been working with
PHP-GTK and would like to contribute to the documentation effort, please
let us know.
Thanks to the generous folks at Rackspace, we have added additional
capacity for hosting the PHP project's efforts. Currently, the machine they
have provided is serving downloads for www.php.net and snaps.php.net. We will
continue to re-balance our resource needs across all of the machines provided
by our supporters.
The worldwide PHP community is horrified by recent events and would like to
offer its deepest sympathies to the friends and families of those who lost
their lives. Support the
There is no need now to come to the main php.net server, if you would like
to read the manual notes, as they are mirrored worldwide, and you can read
them on all our mirror sites. You can get better response times by visiting
the closest mirror. See the bottom of our pages.
PHP enthusiasts from all over the world will meet three days to attend
powerworkshops and sessions presented by the inventors of PHP, members
of the core group and other well known people from the community.
More information at www.php-conference.de.
The 0.1 release of PHP-GTK is now available. PHP-GTK is a PHP extension that
provides an object-oriented interface to GTK+ toolkit and enables you to
write client-side cross-platform GUI applications. Win32 binary version should
be available a little later.
Note that this version requires PHP CVS version to compile, but it can be run
under 4.0.5 and later.
A talk on PHP-GTK was presented by Andrei Zmievski and Frank Kromann at the 2001
O'Reilly Open Source Conference in San Diego. The slides from the talk can be
For more information, visit the PHP-GTK website.
The first official PHP Conference, part of the
O'Reilly Open Source Convention,
brought the community together for
designed to explore and strengthen PHP in
the open source space. The conference
was at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
in San Diego, California between July 23-27, 2001.
Some presentations, you can see online:
You can also download some papers from the
O'Reilly FTP site
You don't need to go online anymore, to access the PHP FAQ,
because we integrated it for you in the PHP Manual, so you can
download it in
various formats with the Manual packages, and
the pages online, as you wish.
took place in Stuttgart, Germany, between July 5th-8th. PHPUG.De has
a report on the PHP events at LinuxTag.
The disturbances in the mailing lists and CVS services that happened in the last
few weeks are now gone, hopefully for good. This is thanks to a brand new server donated
by pair Networks. Thanks!
PHP 4.0.6 is a maintenance release, that features
many bug fixes from PHP 4.0.5, and is especially much more efficient in its
memory requirements. Users that skipped the 4.0.5 upgrade may wish to jump
directly from 4.0.4 to the much more stable 4.0.6. For a full list of changes,
check out the Change Log.
The second International PHP Conference, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany
this coming November has been announced. Further details are available on the
official Web site.
Also coming between July 5th-8th - LinuxTag 2001,
in Stuttgart, Germany, with
strong PHP presence.
PHP 4.0.5 is a maintenance release, that
features many bug fixes from PHP 4.0.4, as well as output compression, new
experimental FastCGI support, and significantly improved thread-safe versions.
For a full list of changes, check out the ChangeLog.
You may have missed the conference, but you can see some of the
presentations online. Check out:
Registration for ApacheCon 2001
in Santa Clara on April 4-6, 2001 is underway! There's sessions about PHP from
Luis Argerich, Thies Arntzen, Stig Bakken, Daniel Beckham, Tony Bryne, Rasmus
Lerdorf, Brian Moon, Zeev Suraski and Nathan Wallace, as well as tons of
sessions on other cool open-source projects. Early registration
ends March 9, so act fast for discounted prices!
You might notice that things look a little different around
here. We've streamlined the site, with a new design from the
esteemed Colin Viebrock. Bear with us while we shake out the
bugs that are surely lingering behind this new facade.
The first release of PHP-GTK is now available. PHP-GTK is a PHP extension that
provides an object-oriented interface to the GTK+ toolkit and enables you to write
client-side cross-platform GUI applications. For more information, visit
Due to two security issues found in the Apache module version of PHP 4.0, PHP 4.0.4pl1
has been released. This bug-fix release also fixes a few party-crashing bugs that
were discovered in PHP 4.0.4.