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In Case You Missed It...

by: Elizabeth Naramore
April 19, 2005

In Case You Missed It...

Last week was a particularly newsy one for PHP world. Let's take a look at some of the headlines:

PEAR 1.4.0.a11 Released

A bit of an upgrade, this latest alpha release offers the following changes from 1.4.0.a10:
  • Add new "unusualbaseinstall" role type that allows custom roles similar
    data/test/doc to honor the baseinstalldir attribute
  • fix Bug #4095 : System::rm does not handle links correctly
  • fix Bug #4097 : Wrong logging in PEAR_Command_Test
  • make pear/pecl commands list only pear/pecl packages
  • fix Bug #4161 : pear download always leaves a package.xml in the dir
  • make PEAR_Remote messages more helpful (include server name)
  • make list-upgrades only search channels from which we have installed packages
  • remove <max> tag requirement for php dependency
You can download this latest package, or read more about it at

Zeev's Gotta Brand New Blog

Zeev finally jumped on the blogwagon and started writing to the masses on April 7. It's down and dirty and can be read regularly at

Smarty's Still Secure

In case you were worried that your smarty templates were leaving you open to attacks, the good people over at have cleared things up and set the record straight. Vulnerability issues that were patched in recent releases were only applicable to those using the template security features, and by those users "that have untrusted third-parties editing template files." You can get the skinny by visiting Needs You!

Planning a site redesign can be a daunting task, and wants to hear from you. Let them know what they need to do to improve their new site, or check out their announcement for yourself at

PHP 5 Power Programming Now Available For Free in PDF

That's right, all 720 pages total -- available for free, in PDF format. While it's a bit late for me (as I already shelled out the $28.69 to Amazon), do yourself a favor and save a few bucks by going to

phpMyAdmin Newest Stable Release

phpMyAdmin's version 2.6.2 has been released as a stable version, with numerous upgrades and bug fixes. You can download this latest release at Oh yes, and if you're bored with your current phpMyAdmin theme, they've just released some new themes for your viewing pleasure. You can check them out at

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