Let's see what's been happening the past week:

php|tropics Wrap-Up

Yet another fabulous PHP Conference that I was unable to attend has wrapped up, and you can get all the scoop from the speakers:

Free T-shirt from Zend

According to a blog post from John Coggleshall earlier in the week, Zend is giving away free t-shirts for evaluating the Zend Platform and filling out a survey. While there is nothing on the Zend site confirming this, you can read John's blog entry here: http://blog.coggeshall.org/archives/198_Want_a_free_PHP_T-shirt.html.

Another Bug Fix for phpBB

If you haven't upgraded to 2.0.14 yet, don't worry. There is now a 2.0.15 that includes one more bug fix. If you have already upgraded, you can make the quick change yourself. Details can be found at http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=290149.

PHP Advanced Transfer Manager Security Alert

If you're using this software, you should be aware of a recent alert from Secunia. A highly critical bug, which is yet unpatched, exists, preying on unvalidated file types. For more information, read the advisory from Secunia at http://secunia.com/advisories/15279/.

WordPress v. 1.5.1 Released

Developers of WordPress have announced the release of the latest in this popular blog software: version 1.5.1 is available for immediate download. Upgrades include bug fixes and a major security fix, as well as new API hooks and functionality. To read more about what's new, go to http://wordpress.org/development/.

George Schlossnagle Shows us WSDL from a PHP5 Class

There was an interesting blog entry from George Schlossnagle, which gives us a sneak peek to WSDL_Gen. This is basically a PHP5 class that generates WSDL (Web Services Description Language). Read more about this and download the class (still in Alpha state) at http://www.schlossnagle.org/~george/blog/index.php?/archives/234-WSDL-Generation.html or WSDL at http://www.w3.org/TR/wsdl.

Open Source Event's PHP Security Conference Announced

This one-day fun-filled seminar touts some big names in PHP and Open Source Security: Bruce Perens, Chris Shiflett, Christian Wenz, Tom Robinson, and Chris Hubbard. Cost is $150, it will be held on June 11, 2005, and you can register or read more about it by going to http://store.osevents.com/product_info.php?products_id=1.

O'Reilly Announces the First Annual EuroOSCON

This conference will be held on October 17-20, 2005 in Amsterdam. If you think you know your stuff, the CFP comes with a May 23rd deadline. For more info, go to http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/eurooscon/create/e_sess (I wonder if they know that Zend's conference is October 18-21... interesting).

PEAR/PECL releases

Latest PEAR releases include:

And at PECL were:

As always, you can download or learn more about these packages at http://pear.php.net/ and http://pecl.php.net/.

See you next week with more news and tidbits from the PHP world!