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The third (and probably the last) release candidate of PHP 5.3.0 has been published by the PHP Group a few days ago. Then I updated the preview packages for Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 “Lenny” on amd64 and i386.

To fetch them, just add these temporary entries in your /etc/apt/sources.list and upgrade your boxes :

deb http://php53.dotdeb.org stable all
deb-src http://php53.dotdeb.org stable all

Please note that an upgrade guide is being written. You also may want to visit this page.

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MySQL 5.4 has been announced at the opening session of MySQL Conference 2009 and a preview is available for download. This release may look as a compromise between the current 5.1 and the major 6.0 branches, but it includes many (IMHO needed) improvements :

  • Sub-query optimizations
  • A new query algorythms
  • Replication killer features : replication heartbeat and semi-synchronous replication!
  • Google SMP patch (even for Solaris x86 and Sparc) and IO patches
  • Update of many antiquated defaults in the MySQL Server (like replication-related –master-host and so on…)
  • InnoDB improvements (such as scalability up to 16way x86 and up to 64way CMT servers)
  • A couple of performance fixes backported from 6.0
  • Dtrace integration on supported OSes

The results? 59% faster than 5.1, 40% improvement in read/write test, 71% throughput increase!

For more info, read “A Quick Look at MySQL 5.4”.

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Blogging and building live from MySQL Conf 09… If you want more details about what happens here (technical sessions, MySQL 5.4, InnoDB improvements, MySQL Cluster, Sun/Oracle fusion…) or want to enjoy a drink in the Valley, please let me know…

MySQL Conf 09

credits : Duncan Davidson

Back to the Dotdeb business : MySQL 5.1.34 has been published with its lot of bugfixes. It is now built and available on Dotdeb for your Lenny/Etch amd64/i386 Debian servers. No change in the packaging, just apt-get upgrade

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A few days ago, the first release candidate of PHP 5.3.0 has been published by the PHP Group, providing many improvements :

I just built the packages for Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 “Lenny” on amd64 and i386 and I will maintain them during the whole release cycle (RC2 and so on…).

Please note that they should NOT be installed on production servers : Suhosin and some important patches are not applied, PECL extensions are not available (yet)… They’re here for testing purpose only.

To fetch them, just add these temporary entries in your /etc/apt/sources.list and upgrade your instances :

deb http://php53.dotdeb.org stable all
deb-src http://php53.dotdeb.org stable all

But please DO read the full announcement before any further move.

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Sorry for the delay, but I had to come back from winter sports to have a decent Internet connection…

After being published by the PHP Group, PHP 5.2.9 anf its corresponding PECL extensions is now packaged for Lenny/Etch, amd64/i386. It fixes some annoying crashes and one security issue. The next release should be PHP 5.3.0 with some new interesting features (MySQL native driver, Phar, namespaces…).

Take a look at the official Changelog for more details before doing this recommanded upgrade.