[arch-dev-public] [draft] PHP updated to version 5.4.1

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Tue May 1 13:06:04 EDT 2012

On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 7:24 AM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
> Here is a news draft for the move of the php packages to [extra] which
> should happen later this week. Let me know if I miss anything or how I
> could improve this news item.
> ---
> PHP has been updated to its latest major release 5.4. The upstream
> changelog can be found at http://php.net/ChangeLog-5.php, a detailed
> migration guide is at http://de.php.net/migration54.
> In addition to this the following packaging changes have been made:
> * The Suhosin patch and extension have been removed. Learn more about
> the reasoning behind this decision at
> https://pierre-schmitz.com/php-5-4-1-in-suhosin-out/
> * The json module is now built into PHP itself. Therefor remove the

typo, add comma:
Therefor -> Therefore,

> "extension=json.so" directive from your php.ini file.
> * The gd extension has been built with webp support using the libvpx
> library.
> Make sure to merge the changes of php.ini into your local copy; or
> probably easier: adjust the new php.ini to your needs.
> Last but not least: especially if you are running old scripts make sure

maybe add comma:

old scripts -> old scripts,

> they do not rely on features like Safe Mode or Magic Quotes. As these
> features were removed an update to PHP 5.4 will result in serious

add comma:

were removed -> were removed,

> security holes.
> --
> Pierre Schmitz, https://pierre-schmitz.com

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