PHP 5.5 on Arch Linux

Packages of PHP 5.5 are available in my repository. Note that these are debug builds and might require the use of the [testing] repository.

[php]
Server = https://repo.pierre-schmitz.com/$repo/os/$arch

Only try this at home. APC gets replaced by APCu for user data caching. Use the new opcache module to cache the PHP scripts. XCache is also available as a development snapshot.

Let me know of any issues but also successes. More will follow up soon.

3 thoughts on “PHP 5.5 on Arch Linux

  1. Hello,

    I usually use the PHP benchmark script from https://github.com/shlensky/PHPbench to test my PHP and server performance. The results on 5.4 and 5.5 differ extraordinary, as you can see below.

    ————————————–
    |        PHP BENCHMARK SCRIPT        |
    ————————————–
    Start : 2013-07-16 09:27:54
    Server : ***
    PHP version : 5.5.0
    Platform : Linux
    ————————————–
    test_math                 : 5.598 sec.
    test_stringmanipulation   : 6.336 sec.
    test_loops                : 3.551 sec.
    test_ifelse               : 2.346 sec.
    ————————————–
    Total time:               : 17.831 sec.

    ————————————–
    |        PHP BENCHMARK SCRIPT        |
    ————————————–
    Start : 2013-07-16 09:28:42
    Server : ***
    PHP version : 5.4.17
    Platform : Linux
    ————————————–
    test_math                 : 1.720 sec.
    test_stringmanipulation   : 1.686 sec.
    test_loops                : 1.037 sec.
    test_ifelse               : 0.842 sec.
    ————————————–
    Total time:               : 5.285 sec.

    I tested php 5.5 both on Windows and on OpenSuse, where the bench times are similar to version 5.4. So it must be something with this arch package. Is there a way to build this exact packages myself to investigate?
    Furthermore, i assume that the opcache is going to be a separate package rather than in php core?

    Regards,
    Leonard

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