• Migrating from PHP 5.2.x to PHP
  • Other changes to extensions

  • Other changes to extensions
  • Other changes to extensions

    Other changes to extensions

    The following extensions can no longer be
    disabled during build configuration:

    Changes in extension behaviour, and new

    • Date and Time – The TZ
      environment variable is no longer used to guess the
    • cURL – cURL now supports SSH
    • Networkdns_check_record() now returns an extra
      “entries” index, containing the TXT elements.
    • Hash – The SHA-224 and salsa hash algorithms are
      now supported.
    • mbstring – Now supports CP850
    • OCI8 – A call to oci_close()
      on a persistent connection, or a variable referencing a persistent
      connection going out of scope, will now roll back any uncommitted
      transaction. To avoid unexpected behavior, explicitly issue a
      commit or roll back as needed. The old behavior can be enabled with
      the INI directive oci8.old_oci_close_semantics.
      Database Resident Connection Pooling (DRCP) and Fast
      Application Notification (FAN) are now supported.

      Oracle External Authentication is now
      supported (except on Windows).
      oci_bind_by_name() function now
      supports SQLT_AFC (aka the CHAR datatype).
    • OpenSSL – OpenSSL digest and
      cipher functions are now supported. It is also now possible to
      access the internal values of DSA, RSA and DH keys.
    • Session – Sessions will no
      longer store session-files in “/tmp” when open_basedir
      restrictions apply, unless “/tmp” is explicitly added to
      the list of allowed paths.
    • SOAP Now supports sending user supplied HTTP
    • MySQLi Now supports persistent
      connections, by prepending the hostname with
    • Image Processing and GD The “JPG
      Support” index returned from gd_info() has
      been renamed to “JPEG Support”.