The highly-anticipated book by Sara Golemon has finally been released and is available through fine booksellers everywhere. It's called Extending and Embedding PHP and it "makes writing extensions within the grasp of every PHP developer, while guiding the reader through the tricky internals of PHP." If you've got comments for Sara regarding this book, she's more than happy to hear them, as she states in her blog. Congrats Sara--we know this will be of tremendous help to many in the PHP community.
Seagull 0.6.0RC3 Released
The latest version of Seagull that has been released is the last release before the stable version and includes a long list of new features, but it also includes an important security patch that needed fixing. Current users are encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible, because the security hole affects a user's ability to give himself admin priveleges. For more information on this release and the security hole that was discovered you can visit the PHPKitchen blog. To download your copy, go to http://seagullproject.org/.
PHPBB 2.0.21 Released
A new version of PHPBB has been released, so if you're running this software you'll want to upgrade. To get the download, go to http://www.phpbb.com/downloads.php. The changes include 18 bug fixes, 6 security fixes and 3 other changes in the way things are handled. For a complete list, see the changelog.
NYPHP Conference This Week
If you find yourself in New York this week with not much to do, you can still register for the NYPHP Conference being held in Manhattan, New York City at the New Yorker Hotel June 14-16. Why not go hang out with PHP heavyweights - heck you might learn a thing or two. Pre-conference tutorials start June 12, so if you're going, you'd best be getting there. For more information and to register- go to http://www.nyphpcon.com/.
Zend Framework Proposal Week Starts
The Zend Developer Zone blog points us to the opening of proposals for changes to the Zend Framework and a few other infratructure changes being made in the Zend Framework development process. From the blog post (and the email sent out to the mailing list), "Starting Monday, June 12th, we would like to focus the community on proposal submissions and comments and at the same time focus the core team on reviewing and moving proposals and associated code into the repositories. We will introduce the Laboratory repository during this time frame for proposals that are not yet accepted to the core framework or are in a pending status. All accepted proposals will end up in the proper place before we move on to 0.2.0 development (expect 0.1.4 soon )." So if you've had some thoughts or comments on the Zend Framework, now's the time to spill your beans. To find out exactly what you need to do to be a part of the movement, go to the FAQ's, and to read the announcement in its entirety, go to the Zend Developer Zone blog.
I would be remiss in my duties if I didn't include what's new at PEAR and PECL. Recent PEAR releases include: