• Migrating from PHP 5.2.x to PHP
  • New Extensions

  • New Extensions
  • New Extensions

    New Extensions

    The following new extensions are added (by
    default) as of PHP 5.3.0:

    • Enchant – An abstraction layer
      above various spelling libraries
    • Fileinfo – An improved and
      more solid replacement, featuring full BC, for the Mimetype extension, which
      has been removed.
    • INTL – Internationalization extension. INTL is a
      wrapper around the » ICU library.
    • Phar – Implementation of PHP-Archive
    • SQLite3 – Support for SQLite
      version 3 databases.

    mysqlnd is a new core library shipped with PHP.
    It is a PHP-specific replacement for libmysqlclient. mysqlnd will
    be used to build the mysql, mysqli and PDO_MySQL extensions if libmysqlclient isn’t found on
    the system. It may also be used instead of libmysqlclient even when
    libmysqlclient is present. mysqlnd is recommended for all PHP
    installations for performance reasons.