PHP 5.3.6 released with changes for Windows users :VC++6 builds disabled

Officially VC++6 builds are dead (There are community builds but unsupported by core php developers)
Here is the announcement

Windows users: please mind that we do no longer provide builds created with Visual Studio C++ 6. It is impossible to maintain a high quality and safe build of PHP for Windows using this unmaintained compiler.

For Apache SAPIs (php5_apache2_2.dll), be sure that you use a Visual Studio C++ 9 version of Apache. We recommend the PHP builds as provided by ApacheLounge. For any other SAPI (CLI, FastCGI via mod_fcgi, FastCGI with IIS or other FastCGI capable server), everything works as before.Third party extension providers must rebuild their extensions to make them compatible and loadable with the Visual Studio C++9 builds that we no longer provide.

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Good news everyone : Firebird #php driver will be back in #windows install kit for php 5.3.4

Pierre Joye (Team Leader for windows.php.net) wrote on windows php building list : (someone
asked about the ldap extension)

5.3.4 should have it. There are other missing extensions but some of
them will never be restored (like *spell for example). Firebird was
the last one actually missing and should be back in 5.3.4.

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