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PHP5.5.0alpha1 released

Note: This article was originally published at Planet PHP on 15 November 2012.
Planet PHP
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.5.0alpha1. This release marks the beginning of the PHP 5.5.0 release cycle. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs in the bug tracking system. THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW - DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION! PHP5.5.0alpha1 comes with new features such as (incomplete list) : support for Generators,a new password hashing API,support for finally in try/catch blockssupport for list() in foreach,constant array/string dereferencing,ext/intl improvement.We also dropped support for Windows XP and 2003.You can read the full list of changes in the NEWS file contained in the release archive. For source downloads of PHP 5.5.0alpha1 please visit the download page, Windows binaries can be found on Thank you for helping us making PHP better.