The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.6.0alpha1. This release marks the beginning of the PHP 5.6.0 release cycle. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs in the bug tracking system.
THIS IS A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW – DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!
PHP 5.6.0alpha1 comes with new features such as (incomplete list) :
constant scalar expressions,
support for large(>2GiB) file uploads,
a new command line debugger called phpdbg.
For more information about the new features you can check out the work-in-progress documentation or you can read the full list of changes in the NEWS file contained in the release archive.
For source downloads of PHP 5.6.0alpha1 please visit the download page, Windows binaries can be found on windows.php.net/qa/.
Our second alpha should show up on 6th of February.
Thank you for helping us making PHP better.