Easily test PHP 5.4 beta on OS X with php-osx
And since the first beta of the next major release of PHP was released a few days ago, I thought we could provide packages for people who'd like to test it and see if there software is still running. And make adjustments or report bugs, if it doesn't. Complaining after the official stable release was made is usually too late, so testing your software against beta releases is very important. For your project and for PHP.
Installation is almost as easy as for the stable release. If you didn't install php-osx before, either install the stable release with
curl -s http://php-osx.liip.ch/install.sh | bash -
or just the installer with
curl -s -o /tmp/packager.tgz http://php-osx.liip.ch/packager/packager.tgz sudo tar -C /usr/local -xzf /tmp/packager.tgz
then just do
sudo /usr/local/packager/packager.py install beta-frontenddev
and you're ready to go.
If you want to revert back to the stable PHP, just change the symlink of /usr/local/php5 to some older installation
We will regularly update that package so that it contains the latest bug fixes of the PHP 5.4 branch
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