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    PHP 5 Release Candidate 2 Released!

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    Re: PHP 5 Release Candidate 2 Released!

    Originally posted by null
    Changelog

    http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.0.0RC2
    G
    is that a stable version??!!

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    Release candidates usually represent the finial testing stages before the official release. Many developers start using the RC's in order to be up to speed for the next release. But as I wouldn't put it into production. (I won't put anything x.0 into production, I always wait a couple weeks to see how bugs shake out)

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    Even then I wouldn't expect PHP5 to be widely adopted in the hosting community for some months after it's release.

    There are some minor backwards compatibility issues.

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    Remember, first stable PHP4 version was PHP 4.0.6

    I wouldn't use PHP5 for production at least till version 5.0.6
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    I never touch RC/beta's. I'd wait a few weeks before touching that.

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    I used PHP 5 in beta 3, to see if my software worked with it... was amazed that I didn't find any problems at all actually!

    I still won't be using PHP 5 in a live environment until after a few bug fix releases though.

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    Originally posted by null
    Remember, first stable PHP4 version was PHP 4.0.6

    I wouldn't use PHP5 for production at least till version 5.0.6
    PHP has a tendency to take a couple releases to get truly stable. At any rate, I let the early adopters bang their heads a couple times, so I donít have to.

    That being said, I am really happy to see the changes the ZE2 has taken. There are a couple things I wished it had ( such as function overloading, but so is the life of a loosely typed language ) overall it is almost as big a step as 3 to 4.

    Also, one feature I would like more information on is PHP Data Objects (PDO):
    http://www.zend.com/php/ask_experts.php
    And how they relate to the PEAR class DB_DataObject
    http://pear.php.net/manual/en/packag...dataobject.php

    any bets to when we will see a window manager based on php5?

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    I'm avidly awaiting PHP5 to become stable, i have it running on another box and i love the new OOP features.

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