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Filip de Waard's Blog:
Stay away from PHP 5.1.3 (for now)
May 03, 2006 @ 10:47:44

Yesterday, the PHP team released the latest update to the PHP 5.1.x series, version 5.1.3. Unfortunately, there seems to be some issues surrounding it that you might want to know before making the upgrade.

Filip de Waard writes:

There is a critical bug in the newly released PHP 5.1.3 concerning the $_POST array. There is also a discussion about problems with the combination of PHP 5.1.3, IIS and FastCGI and there are other unconfirmed reports as well. My advice would be to stay away from PHP 5.1.3 until the PHP group releases a fix.

A release should be coming shortly - dmitry has already made an update to the CVS for the release to correct the problem.

UPDATE: the PHP team has released the latest update in the 5.1.x series - PHP 5.1.4 - to correct this issue. Please update ASAP.

tagged: release 5.1.3 bug issue post superglobal release 5.1.3 bug issue post superglobal

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Filip de Waard's Blog:
Stay away from PHP 5.1.3 (for now)
May 03, 2006 @ 10:47:44

Yesterday, the PHP team released the latest update to the PHP 5.1.x series, version 5.1.3. Unfortunately, there seems to be some issues surrounding it that you might want to know before making the upgrade.

Filip de Waard writes:

There is a critical bug in the newly released PHP 5.1.3 concerning the $_POST array. There is also a discussion about problems with the combination of PHP 5.1.3, IIS and FastCGI and there are other unconfirmed reports as well. My advice would be to stay away from PHP 5.1.3 until the PHP group releases a fix.

A release should be coming shortly - dmitry has already made an update to the CVS for the release to correct the problem.

UPDATE: the PHP team has released the latest update in the 5.1.x series - PHP 5.1.4 - to correct this issue. Please update ASAP.

tagged: release 5.1.3 bug issue post superglobal release 5.1.3 bug issue post superglobal

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Pierre-Alain Joye's Blog:
5.1.3 is out, Congrats! (and finally)
May 02, 2006 @ 07:08:44

Pierre-Alain Joye has a quick post with a congratulations to the entire team (and testers, etc) that worked to get PHP 5.1.3 out the door.

He also specifically mentions two GD updates that were made to this new release - new compression filtering for the imagepng functionality, and a "weak mode" for imagejpeg. This new mode can be set in your php.ini file or with ini_set (gd.jpeg_ignore_warning).

To grab the latest PHP update, including these new features to the graphics libraries, head over to the main PHP site.

tagged: 5.1.3 release gd bugfix imagepng imagejpg 5.1.3 release gd bugfix imagepng imagejpg

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Pierre-Alain Joye's Blog:
5.1.3 is out, Congrats! (and finally)
May 02, 2006 @ 07:08:44

Pierre-Alain Joye has a quick post with a congratulations to the entire team (and testers, etc) that worked to get PHP 5.1.3 out the door.

He also specifically mentions two GD updates that were made to this new release - new compression filtering for the imagepng functionality, and a "weak mode" for imagejpeg. This new mode can be set in your php.ini file or with ini_set (gd.jpeg_ignore_warning).

To grab the latest PHP update, including these new features to the graphics libraries, head over to the main PHP site.

tagged: 5.1.3 release gd bugfix imagepng imagejpg 5.1.3 release gd bugfix imagepng imagejpg

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Wez Furlong's Blog:
More PDO PECL Releases
May 02, 2006 @ 06:55:56

Wez Furlong has posted some information today on his blog hot on the heels of the PHP 5.1.3 release about the inclusion of the latest PDO/PDO drivers in the release.

PHP 5.1.3 was just released, including the latest PDO and PDO drivers. If you're still running older releases of PHP you should probably upgrade. If you don't want to upgrade the PHP core then you'll be pleased to know that I've also released the PHP 5.1.3 versions of PDO, PDO::MYSQL, PDO::PGSQL, PDO::SQLITE and PDO::ODBC to PECL--these are the versions that I've had time to personally test.

These are identical to the code in PHP 5.1.3, with the exception of PDO::ODBC, which includes two additional bug fixes that didn't make it in time.

He also shares a note for those out there trying to build PDO drivers off of the older PECL drivers to work in PHP 5.1.2. Unfortunately, they were also filing bug reports when things broke - a thing that "doesn't make sense" when the bundled PDO should work just fine.

tagged: pdo pecl release latest version 5.1.3 bugfixes pdo pecl release latest version 5.1.3 bugfixes

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Wez Furlong's Blog:
More PDO PECL Releases
May 02, 2006 @ 06:55:56

Wez Furlong has posted some information today on his blog hot on the heels of the PHP 5.1.3 release about the inclusion of the latest PDO/PDO drivers in the release.

PHP 5.1.3 was just released, including the latest PDO and PDO drivers. If you're still running older releases of PHP you should probably upgrade. If you don't want to upgrade the PHP core then you'll be pleased to know that I've also released the PHP 5.1.3 versions of PDO, PDO::MYSQL, PDO::PGSQL, PDO::SQLITE and PDO::ODBC to PECL--these are the versions that I've had time to personally test.

These are identical to the code in PHP 5.1.3, with the exception of PDO::ODBC, which includes two additional bug fixes that didn't make it in time.

He also shares a note for those out there trying to build PDO drivers off of the older PECL drivers to work in PHP 5.1.2. Unfortunately, they were also filing bug reports when things broke - a thing that "doesn't make sense" when the bundled PDO should work just fine.

tagged: pdo pecl release latest version 5.1.3 bugfixes pdo pecl release latest version 5.1.3 bugfixes

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Community News:
PHP 5.1.3 Released
May 02, 2006 @ 06:51:40

The latest version of the PHP programming language in the 5.1.x series has been released today - version 5.1.3.

From PHP.net:

The PHP development team is proud to announce the release of PHP 5.1.3. This release combines small number of feature enhancements with a significant amount of bug fixes and resolves a number of security issues. All PHP users are encouraged to upgrade to this release as soon as possible.

There have been several updates and bugfixes in this release, including:

  • Fixed a buffer overflow inside the wordwrap() function.
  • Fixed cross-site scripting inside the phpinfo() function
  • Fixed a heap corruption inside the session extension
  • Fixed a number of crashes in the DOM, SOAP and PDO extensions
  • Multitude of improvements to the SPL, SimpleXML, GD, CURL and Reflection extensions

The PHP team suggests you update your installation right away - you can grab this latest edition from the main PHP site or your favorite local mirror. For more information, you can check out the release announcement and the Changelog.

tagged: release version 5.1.3 bugfixes features release version 5.1.3 bugfixes features

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Community News:
PHP 5.1.3 Released
May 02, 2006 @ 06:51:40

The latest version of the PHP programming language in the 5.1.x series has been released today - version 5.1.3.

From PHP.net:

The PHP development team is proud to announce the release of PHP 5.1.3. This release combines small number of feature enhancements with a significant amount of bug fixes and resolves a number of security issues. All PHP users are encouraged to upgrade to this release as soon as possible.

There have been several updates and bugfixes in this release, including:

  • Fixed a buffer overflow inside the wordwrap() function.
  • Fixed cross-site scripting inside the phpinfo() function
  • Fixed a heap corruption inside the session extension
  • Fixed a number of crashes in the DOM, SOAP and PDO extensions
  • Multitude of improvements to the SPL, SimpleXML, GD, CURL and Reflection extensions

The PHP team suggests you update your installation right away - you can grab this latest edition from the main PHP site or your favorite local mirror. For more information, you can check out the release announcement and the Changelog.

tagged: release version 5.1.3 bugfixes features release version 5.1.3 bugfixes features

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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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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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