PHP 5.0.0 Beta 1 is out!
[29-Jun-2003] The PHP development community is proud to announce the release of PHP 5 Beta 1. Both source packages, and a Windows build are available in the Downloads Section. A list of changes can be found in the ChangeLog file.

Some of the more major changes include:

* PHP 5 features the Zend Engine 2. For a list of Zend Engine 2 changes, please visit this webpage.
* XML support has been completely redone in PHP 5, all extensions are now focused around the excellent libxml2 library (
* SQLite has been bundled with PHP. For more information on SQLite, please visit their website.
* Streams have been greatly improved, including the ability to access low-level socket operations on streams.