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PHP 5.5 - Released

Discussion in 'General PHP and MySQL Discussions' started by Adam Howard, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    http://php.net/archive/2013.php#id2013-06-20-1

    Finally, php 5.5 is out.

    For Debian and Ubuntu users...

    You'll be happy to know you can obtain a copy right now on dotdeb.org
    No waiting is required, its available today. :)

    Cent OS / Red Hat / cloud Linux you'll need to either compile it from source or accept the fact that more waiting is required.
     
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  2. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    Can't wait for this to make it to Arch Linux stable repos, though not looking forward to changing my user cache yet again
     
  3. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    Any word from XF developers about PHP 5.5 support?
     
  4. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    YES. According to @Mike

    http://xenforo.com/community/threads/php-5-5-support.41468/page-2#post-556520

    I would agree with him as well. I've not run into any issues thus far on my end either.
     

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  5. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    Me either, but who knows. When I upgraded to php 5.4 and vB4, I had many errors that I've discovered weeks later (and of course, I've fixed them by myself since vB4 doesn't support php 5.4). The funny thing is that they start to implement support for vB 3.8 and php 5.4, but drop the support for vB4. Makes sense? No, and this is why most of us here.
     
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  6. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Installed on my Ubuntu Desktop at home

    Code:
    PHP 5.5.0-1~dotdeb.1 (cli) (built: Jun 20 2013 12:55:16)
    Copyright (c) 1997-2013 The PHP Group
    Zend Engine v2.5.0-dev, Copyright (c) 1998-2013 Zend Technologies
        with Zend OPcache v7.0.2-dev, Copyright (c) 1999-2013, by Zend Technologies
     
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  7. p4guru

    p4guru Well-Known Member

  8. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    What's the point of using APC if PHP 5.5 comes with ZO+?
     
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  9. p4guru

    p4guru Well-Known Member

    It doesn't come with ZO+, you still have to compile/enable ZO+ for PHP 5.5 to use it. And properly tuned APC is still has fast as ZO+. APC Cache also has data caching which ZO+ doesn't for which some web apps I still rely on. It just comes down to personal preference :)
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2013
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  10. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    Upgraded all my servers to 5.5.0... didn't have to change anything (other than the ZO+ extension folder path in the php.ini)... everything seems fine.

    The PHP processing side of things seems to be about 25% faster than 5.4.x.
     
  11. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    Also, seems to use a little less resources... The slight dip after the 24th is when PHP 5.5 was installed. Not sure exactly how much less since other things are running on servers too, but even a 5% overall load change on servers would be pretty significant since the bulk of the resources being used are for non-PHP stuff.

    upload_2013-6-26_10-24-13.png
     
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  12. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Still having APC or not?
     
  13. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    No... Using Zend Opcache (also was using it with 5.4).
     
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  14. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    May I know How?
    I mean How to enable ZO+ for php 5.5.0
     
  15. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

  16. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    This is what our config for it looks like (from php.ini file):

    Code:
    zend_extension = /usr/local/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20121212/opcache.so
    
    opcache.memory_consumption=256
    opcache.interned_strings_buffer=8
    opcache.max_accelerated_files=4000
    opcache.revalidate_freq=2
    opcache.fast_shutdown=1
    opcache.enable_cli=1
     
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  17. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    What do you have in your config.php?
     
  18. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    Nothing related to any opcode cachers.
     
  19. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    So I guess if I would like to cache sessions, I would need to install a data cache?
     
  20. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    Yep... truthfully, if I was in a single-web server environment, I'd probably use XCache over Zend Opcache just to keep things simple... opcode and data cache in one.

    I'm in a multi-web server environment though, so I wasn't using XCache's data cache even when I was using XCache (I'm using memcached for that stuff since I need multiple web servers to access it).
     
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