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All I want for Xmas is Suhosin for PHP 5.4

I recently tried PHP 5.4.8 on a production server and the memory-use decrease and performance increase was outstanding over PHP 5.2/5.3, truly impressive.

However despite the thrill, I had to roll back to PHP 5.3 after a couple days. Why? Not because of compatibility, there were only a couple of relatively easy to fix issues. Because it felt like we were running around naked without Suhosin which no longer works after PHP 5.3

Stefan Esser seems to have gone idle on updates for PHP 5.4, there was only an initial dev release several months ago (0.9.34-dev) and nothing since.

So I am calling on the “titans of industry” to make a donation to Stefan with a note encouraging him to continue the development for PHP 5.4 There seems to be a donation link here and I found another one here

If you aren’t running PHP 5.4 yet, you should be soon. Meanwhile those on PHP 5.3 who are not running the Suhosin extension should definitely install it. You can easily find php.ini tuning guides for suhosin around the web (specifically for WordPress too). It might save your server someday from being compromised by a 0-day.

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  1. Pingback: What’s new in PHP 5.4.9 (changelog) « _ck_ says…

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