Here are the most important news items we have published in 2001 on PHP.net.
[10-Dec-2001] 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.
[27-Nov-2001] 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.
[18-Oct-2001] PHP-GTK documentation is starting to be more filled out. The manual is now rebuilt every night and downloadable versions 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.
[17-Sep-2001] 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.
[11-Sep-2001] 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 Red Cross.
[28-Aug-2001] 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.
[17-Aug-2001] 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.
[02-Aug-2001] 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 viewed online. For more information, visit the PHP-GTK website.
[29-Jul-2001] The first official PHP Conference, part of the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, brought the community together for sessions and tutorials 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
[29-Jul-2001] 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 annotate the pages online, as you wish.
[1-Jul-2001] 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!
[23-Jun-2001] 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.
[14-Jun-2001] 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.
[01-May-2001] The first official PHP Conference, part of the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, will bring the community together for sessions and tutorials designed to explore and strengthen PHP in the open source space. Take a look under the hood at everything PHP — from understanding PHP on wireless devices to participating in a discussion on the future of PHP featuring some of the core developers and luminaries from the PHP community. The conference runs July 23-27, 2001, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego, California.
[30-Apr-2001] 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.
[11-Apr-2001] You may have missed the conference, but you can see some of the presentations online. Check out:
[07-Mar-2001] 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!
[07-Mar-2001] 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.
[01-Mar-2001] 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 http://gtk.php.net/.
[11-Jan-2001] 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.