Zend Releases Hotfix Update for IBM i PHP Stack
July 24, 2012 Alex Woodie
Zend Technologies yesterday released Zend Server for IBM i 5.6.0 Hotfix 3. The release fixes problems with the IBM i server stack only for those running PHP 5.3.
Zend Server for IBM i 5.6.0 Hotfix 3 (PTF Z4ZC0010) resolves unspecified file issues with the PHP server stack, and updates the PHP to version 5.3.14 and updates the Zend Framework version to 1.11.12. The hotfix is only for those IBM i shops running PHP 5.3. There is also a version of Zend Server for IBM i that includes PHP 5.2, but the package has been “deprecated,” which means the PHP functions may work but they may also kick up errors.
This was the third hotfix to Zend Server for IBM i version 5.6 since it was released early this year. Hotfix 2 resolved issues with the PHP Toolkit and the deployment daemon. For instructions on how to apply Hotfix 3, see the IBM i download page at www.zend.com/en/products/server/downloads-ibmi.