This release is primarily a bug fix over the 4.3.x series, but the ABI has changed, breaking compatibility with 3rd party PHP extensions, hence the middle digit incrementing. As with the previous 4.3.11 testing packages, these are using the new “modular” packaging approach – details of this are in my previous blog entry here. Please post any feedback or bug reports etc. – I’d like these to be really well tested before making the move out to the mirrors.
As with last time, the core packages are mod_php, the extensions are all php4_xyz, and there is also a “bundle” package – php4-4.4.0-SunOS5.8-all-CSW.pkg.gz. This just contains dependencies for all packages and Apache 1, emulating the behaviour of the current package; giving the user a complete PHP installation with all extensions enabled and activated in Apache.