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== Owner ==
 
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* Name: [[User:remi|Remi Collet]]
 
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* Release notes owner: [[User:Pbokoc| Petr Bokoc]] pbokoc at redhat dot com
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== Current status ==
 
== Current status ==
 
* Targeted release: [[Releases/21 | Fedora 21 ]]  
 
* Targeted release: [[Releases/21 | Fedora 21 ]]  
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* Last updated: 2014-06-19
 
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* Tracker bug: [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1089323 #1089323]
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Upstream releases:
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* PHP 5.6.0alpha3 released Mar 6th 2014
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* PHP 5.6.0beta1 released Apr 11th 2014
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* PHP 5.6.0beta2 released May 2nd 2014
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* PHP 5.6.0beta3 released May 15th 2014
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* PHP 5.6.0beta6 released Jun 6th 2014 (last before RC)
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* PHP 5.6.0RC1 released Jun 19th 2014
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* PHP 5.6.0RC2 released Jul 3rd 2014
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* PHP 5.6.0RC3 released Jul 31th 2014
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* PHP 5.6.0RC4 released Aug 14th 2014
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* PHP 5.6.0 GA released Aug 28th 2014
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Fedora build
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* php-5.6.0-0.1.RC1.fc21 built Jun 19th 2014
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* php-5.6.0-0.3.RC2.fc21 built Jul 7th 2014
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* php-5.6.0-0.5.RC3.fc21 built Jul 31th 2014
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* php-5.6.0-0.6.RC4.fc21 built Aug 14th 2014
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* php-5.6.0-1.fc21 built Aug 24th 2014
  
 
== Detailed Description ==
 
== Detailed Description ==
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Important changes in this new version:
 
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New tool:
 
New tool:
* [https://wiki.php.net/rfc/phpdbg PHP debugger]
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* [https://wiki.php.net/rfc/phpdbg PHP debugger] provided in the new '''php-dbg''' subpackage (phpdbg command)
  
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==
 
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Provides the latest upstream PHP version.
  
 
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Mass rebuild of all C extensions (repoquery --whatrequires 'php(api)')
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(pure) PHP extension owners: ensure compatibility, usually this is detected by running upstream test suite, when exists.
  
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PHP webapp owners: test
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== Upgrade/compatibility impact ==
 
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This new version should maintains compatibility with version 5.5.x.
 
 
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N/A (not a System Wide Change)
 
  
 
== How To Test ==
 
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* test PHP web applications available in the repository
  
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Fedora 19/20 users can use backported packages from [http://blog.famillecollet.com/post/2014/03/02/New-repository-remi-php56 remi-php56] repository.
 
 
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== User Experience ==
 
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Web developer will get the latest upstream PHP version.
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N/A (not a System Wide Change)
 
  
 
== Dependencies ==
 
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Mass rebuild need: from repoquery --whatrequires 'php(zend-abi)'
  
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== Contingency Plan ==
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According to upstream roadmap, 5.6.0 final should be released around June.
  
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* Contingency mechanism: Wait for 5.6.0RC1 for rawhide import, so we'll, at least, ship a RC. In case of big trouble, revert to F20 version (5.5.x).
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== Documentation ==
 
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Upstream documentation: [http://www.php.net/manual/en/migration56.php Migrating from PHP 5.5.x to PHP 5.6.x] (work in progress, should be ready for final)
 
 
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Latest revision as of 13:01, 28 August 2014


PHP 5.6

Summary

Update the PHP stack to new version 5.6.

Owner

  • Name: Remi Collet
  • Email: remi @ fedora project DOT org
  • Release notes owner: Petr Bokoc pbokoc at redhat dot com

Current status

Upstream releases:

  • PHP 5.6.0alpha3 released Mar 6th 2014
  • PHP 5.6.0beta1 released Apr 11th 2014
  • PHP 5.6.0beta2 released May 2nd 2014
  • PHP 5.6.0beta3 released May 15th 2014
  • PHP 5.6.0beta6 released Jun 6th 2014 (last before RC)
  • PHP 5.6.0RC1 released Jun 19th 2014
  • PHP 5.6.0RC2 released Jul 3rd 2014
  • PHP 5.6.0RC3 released Jul 31th 2014
  • PHP 5.6.0RC4 released Aug 14th 2014
  • PHP 5.6.0 GA released Aug 28th 2014


Fedora build

  • php-5.6.0-0.1.RC1.fc21 built Jun 19th 2014
  • php-5.6.0-0.3.RC2.fc21 built Jul 7th 2014
  • php-5.6.0-0.5.RC3.fc21 built Jul 31th 2014
  • php-5.6.0-0.6.RC4.fc21 built Aug 14th 2014
  • php-5.6.0-1.fc21 built Aug 24th 2014

Detailed Description

Important changes in this new version:

Security:

Language improvements:

New tool:

  • PHP debugger provided in the new php-dbg subpackage (phpdbg command)

Benefit to Fedora

Provides the latest upstream PHP version.

Scope

  • Proposal owners:

Mass rebuild of all C extensions (repoquery --whatrequires 'php(api)')

  • Other developers:

(pure) PHP extension owners: ensure compatibility, usually this is detected by running upstream test suite, when exists.

PHP webapp owners: test

  • Release engineering:

N/A.

  • Policies and guidelines:

N/A.

Upgrade/compatibility impact

This new version should maintains compatibility with version 5.5.x.

How To Test

  • test PHP web applications available in the repository

Fedora 19/20 users can use backported packages from remi-php56 repository.

User Experience

Web developer will get the latest upstream PHP version.

Dependencies

Mass rebuild need: from repoquery --whatrequires 'php(zend-abi)'

Contingency Plan

According to upstream roadmap, 5.6.0 final should be released around June.

  • Contingency mechanism: Wait for 5.6.0RC1 for rawhide import, so we'll, at least, ship a RC. In case of big trouble, revert to F20 version (5.5.x).
  • Contingency deadline: June
  • Blocks release?: No
  • Blocks product?: No

Documentation

Upstream documentation: Migrating from PHP 5.5.x to PHP 5.6.x (work in progress, should be ready for final)

Release Notes