News Archive - 1998

Here are the most important news items we have published in 1998 on

PHP 3.0.6 has been released!

[24-Dec-1998]Merry Christmas! 3.0.6 is ready to go. This is mostly a maintenance release.Some new modules make their first apperance in this version. Support for AdobePDF and FDF as well as XML and an initial Interbase module are now available.If you need any of these features, or if you see something in the ChangeLogthat might apply to you, then upgrade.

PHP/MySQL ... Two great things that go great together
Combination wins Database of the Year Award at Web98

[22-Jun-1998]"The substance of the Web is more and more residing in databases, and thereare a variety of methods used to generate Web pages. This year, we selected apair of "free software" tools that work together quite nicely as a platformfor building dynamic content. The award is also a tribute to the Open Sourceinitiative; both products are used, developed and supported by interlockingcommunities of people on the Net."

PHP 3.0 Released

[06-Jun-1998]PHP 3.0 is finally here! After 10 months of development PHP Version 3.0is ready for production environments. Coupled with the release of thefinal version of Apache-1.3.0 today, the combination provides anunbeatable web hosting platform suitable for both small and large websites.

PHP 3.0 is the latest evolution of the PHP/FI 2.0 language and it offerssome dramatic enhancements. It is more than twice as fast, it uses lessmemory, it has a more consistent language implementation and a much widerset of expressions and language features than PHP/FI 2.0. An includedconversion program will help you migrate your PHP 2 scripts to PHP 3.

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PHP Meaning Vote

[18-Apr-1998]PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor was chosen as the officialmeaning of the PHP acronym with 53% of the votes. The possible optionswere PHP HTML|Hypermedia|Hypertext Preprocesor.

New Look

[23-Mar-1998]The PHP site has been given a serious facelift recently.The design is courtesy of Colin Viebrock at Private WorldCommunications. Please let us know of any problemswith the site by sending a message to the webmasters.

Bug Database Live

[25-Jan-1998]Report or check on bugs in the PHP 3 Bug Database.

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