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PHP 5.4.0 released

The PHP development team has announced the immediate availability of PHP 5.4.0. This release is a major leap forward in the 5.x series, which includes a large number of new features and bug fixes.

Some of the key new features include: traits, a shortened array syntax, a built-in webserver for testing purposes and more. PHP 5.4.0 significantly improves performance, memory footprint and fixes over 100 bugs.

For users upgrading from PHP 5.3 there is a migration guide available, detailing the changes between those releases and PHP 5.4.0.

Further details about the PHP 5.4.0 release can be found in the release announcement, and the full list of changes are available in the ChangeLog.

It may take a while until the release is available on all mirrors and to be available in your favorite distributions.

New features

PHP 5.4.0 offers a wide range of new features:

  • Support for traits has been added.
  • Short array syntax has been added, e.g. $a = [1, 2, 3, 4]; or $a = [‘one’ => 1, ‘two’ => 2, ‘three’ => 3, ‘four’ => 4];.
  • Function array dereferencing has been added, e.g. foo()[0].
  • Closures now support $this.
  • <?= is now always available, regardless of the short_open_tag ini option.
  • Class member access on instantiation has been added, e.g. (new Foo)->bar().
  • Class::{expr}() syntax is now supported.
  • Binary number format has been added, e.g. 0b001001101.
  • Improved parse error messages and improved incompatible arguments warnings.
  • The session extension can now track the upload progress of files.
  • Built-in web server in CLI mode.

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Fedora 15 released – torrent posts available

The long awaited Fedora 15 release is ready. If you want to download the official release of Fedora 15, just use these torrent links right now. By using them you support the distribution of Fedora, and not a single server will suffer downtime 😉

Fedora 15 i386 DVD
Fedora 15 i686 Live Desktop
Fedora 15 i686 Live KDE
Fedora 15 source DVD
Fedora 15 x86 64bit DVD
Fedora 15 x86 64bit Live Desktop
Fedora-15 x86 64bit Live KDE

We strongly recommend that you use the 64bit version. Happy sharing and enjoy this excellent release.

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat released

Ubuntu 10.10Ubuntu 10.10 has been launched today, October 10 2010 exactly at 10:10 and is ready for general consumption. Download your version using the links below. These are the bittorrent links, so feel free to connect with your favorite bittorrent client. No worry, the more people using these links, the faster the downloads.

Some highlights:

  • Focused on home and mobile computing users, Ubuntu 10.10 introduces an array of online and offline applications to Ubuntu Desktop edition with a particular focus on the personal cloud.
  • Ubuntu Netbook Edition users will experience an all-new desktop interface called ‘Unity’ — specifically tuned for smaller screens and computing on the move.
  • Also includes:
    • a brand-new Ubuntu font family,
    • a redesigned system installer,
    • the latest GNOME 2.32 desktop,
    • Shotwell as the new default photo manager, and a number of other features.

See the release announcement, press release, and release notes for further details.