PHP 5.0.0 Beta 1

The PHP development community is proud to announce the release of PHP 5 Beta 1. Both source packages and a Win32 build are available, you can find these packages at For a complete list of changes, please refer to

Some of the more major changes include:

  • PHP5 features the Zend Engine 2. For a list of Zend Engine 2 changes, please visit

  • XML support has been completely redone in PHP5, all extensions are now focused around the excellent libxml2 library (
  • SQLite has been bundled with PHP. For more information on SQLite, please visit their website,
  • Streams have been greatly improved, including the ability to access low-level socket operations on streams.
  • Due to issues surrounding the MySQL 4.0 license, the MySQL libraries are no longer bundled with PHP. For more information on these licensing changes please see the MySQL licensing policy [1]
Download: PHP 5.0.0 Beta 1

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