The migration guide is available in the PHP Manual. Please consult it for the detailed list of new features and backward incompatible changes.
The inconvenience of the release lateness in several time zones is caused by the need to ensure the compatibility with the latest OpenSSL 1.0.2e release. Thanks for the patience!
It is not just a next major PHP version being released today. The release being introduced is an outcome of the almost two years development journey. It is a very special accomplishment of the core team. And, it is a result of incredible efforts of many active community members. Indeed, it is not just a final release being brought out today, it is the rise of a new PHP generation with an enormous potential.
Congratulations everyone to this spectacular day for the PHP world!
Grateful thanks to all the contributors and supporters!
I'm pleased to announce the version 2013.1 of Gnew. What is Gnew? Gnew is a simple and open-source Content Management System. It is not intended to replace more sophisticated (but also more complex) solutions: it works simply, the code is easily understandable for other developers (I think) and it can be easily customized, modified or improved. The project is not new since it was started in December of 2003 and was called GENU (see the about page for more informations).
In the past 2 months, I've been working on updating and improving the code in order to get the project back. Several parts were rewritten, new features have appeared and other have disappeared. The list of changes is long but I'm not sure it is useful to detail. This version 2013.1 is a new starting point so if you're interested in the project, please download and give it a try!
The documentation and a forum are available for any question or discussion related to Gnew.
Please note that old versions of GENU are not compatible and can not be upgraded to this new version and the future ones. 2013.1 is the first release of year 2013, 2013.2 will be the second, 2013.3 the third, and so on.