# PHP 5 Release Candidate 3 Released!

[8-Jun-2004] The third (and hopefully final) Release Candidate of PHP 5 is now available! This mostly bug fix release improves PHP 5's stability and irons out some of the remaining issues before PHP 5 can be deemed release quality. Everyone is now encouraged to start playing with it!

There are few changes changes since Release Candidate 2, which can be found here.

# Zend's PHP 5 Coding Contest

[06-Jun-2004] Zend's PHP 5 Coding Contest is underway and accepting submissions. This is every developer's chance to flaunt their PHP 5 skills and let their application shine!

Applications will be rated both by your peers and by a panel of judges assembled from among the most known and well-respected names in the PHP community.

Lots of prizes are available!

# PHP 4.3.7 released!

[03-Jun-2004] PHP Development Team is proud to announce the release of PHP PHP 4.3.7. This is a maintenance release that in addition to several non-critical bug fixes, addresses an input validation vulnerability in escapeshellcmd() and escapeshellarg() functions on the Windows platform. Users of PHP on Windows are encouraged to upgrade to this release as soon as possible.

All in all this release fixes over 30 bugs that have been discovered and resolved since the 4.3.6 release. For a full list of changes in PHP 4.3.7, see the ChangeLog.

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