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PHP 5.5 Open Source Set to Include New Password Hashing API

From the ‘Nope, Still Not PHP 6’ files:

Work has now officially begun on PHP 5.5. This will be the first major update since PHP 5.4 debuted earlier this year. Work on major milestone releases has been painfully slow in recent years, so it’ll be interesting to see how fast (or slow) PHP 5.5 matures.