PHP 5.5 beta3 is released and pdo_firebird.dll is re-added to builds and ready for testers

The PHP development team announces the release of the 3rd beta of PHP 5.5.0. This release fixes some bugs against beta 2.

PHP 5.5.0beta3 is shipped with some bug fixes and improvements. Here is an incomplete list:

  • Drop support for bison < 2.4 when building PHP from GIT source.
  • Fixed bug #54567 (DateTimeZone serialize/unserialize)
  • Fixed bug #64555 (foreach no longer copies keys if they are interned)
  • Fixed bug #64578 (debug_backtrace in set_error_handler corrupts zend heap)

You can read the full list of changes in the NEWS file contained in the release archive.

For source downloads of PHP 5.5.0beta3 please visit the download page, Windows binaries can be found on

Our next beta is expected for April 25th. RC should follow.

Thank you for supporting PHP

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