"At the PHP Developers'Conference last week, the PHP Group made
a number of decisions and established working guidelines for the
continuation of code development for PHP.The four-day meeting was
attended by the group members as well as the developers of MySQL,
the most popular database used with PHP. As the first face-to-face
meeting of the PHP core developers, this conference established a
firm synergy and congenial relationship among the developers, who
have been working together on the code since 1996."
"The core developers established milestones for the release of
PHP 4.0 Beta 4, scheduled to be the final beta prior to Release
Candidate 1. The attendees also decided that PHP 4.0 will bundle
the MySQL client library in the standard distribution,
significantly reducing the complexity of setting up an environment
for developing database-driven dynamic web pages...."
"PHP is a freeware, open-source scripting language used for
developing dynamic Web pages for e-commerce and other dynamic Web