Updating to PHP5.5.7.

   At Dec-12 01:43:06UTC, they released PHP5.5.7.

   According to ( ChangeLog ), it fixes some bugs against PHP 5.5.6, and especially includes the fix for CVE-2013-6420.

   I downloaded a Thread Safe version php-5.5.7-Win32-VC11-x86.zip for my server (Windows7HP+SP1(x86)). It requires VC11. If you don’t have VC11 on your Windows, you must install vcredist_x__.exe before the PHP configuration.

   The php.ini-production has nothing changed.

   As the official PHP binary includes php5apache2_4.dll, I extract the zip archive and replace all PHP5.5.6 files with all PHP5.5.7 files except my php.ini. Then, I restart my Apache. That’s it.

   If you need how to configure PHP5.5, please see the post. It is for a mbstrings user, but the information gives some help for you.

phpMyAdmin 4.1.0 is released.

   phpMyAdmin 4.1.0 is released. They say “With this release the minimum supported PHP version is now 5.3 and the minimum MySQL version is 5.5”. It has a ton of information in the ChangeLog. So I updated.

   I downloaded a phpMyAdmin-4.1.0-english.zip, extracted it, copied my old config.inc.php to the phpmyadmin folder made by extracting, and uploaded all of them to the server (See “To create a Wamp-like Web Server in Windows7-#3.“).

   By the way, when I compared the new config.sample.inc.php with my old one, I found some additional lines in it. Like this:
    At /* User used to manipulate with storage */ area
     // $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘controlport’] = ”;

    At /* Storage database and tables */ area
     // $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘users’] = ‘pma__users’;
     // $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘usergroups’] = ‘pma__usergroups’;
     // $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘navigationhiding’] = ‘pma__navigationhiding’;

    At the last area above the doc/ folder information
      * Should error reporting be enabled for JavaScript errors
      * default = ‘ask’
     //$cfg[‘SendErrorReports’] = ‘ask’;

   So, when I logged on the new phphmyadmin at the first time, I got “The phpMyAdmin configuration storage is not completely configured, some extended features have been deactivated. To find out why click here.”.

   By a clicking, I got the next three alerts.

     $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘users’] … not OK [ Documentation ]
     $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘usergroups’] … not OK [ Documentation ]
     Configurable menus: Disabled

     $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘navigationhiding’] … not OK [ Documentation ]
     Hide/show navigation items: Disabled

   I had instructions, too.

     Quick steps to setup advanced features:

     Create the needed tables with the examples/create_tables.sql.
     Create a pma user and give access to these tables.
     Enable advanced features in configuration file (config.inc.php), for example by starting from
     Re-login to phpMyAdmin to load the updated configuration file.

   To create the tables with the examples/create_tables.sql or by your hand, it is your choice. Further information about this, see “Configuration storage“. As I already had the pma user, I created the tables manually. Then, I added new additional lines above to my config.inc.php, and removed “//” from the head of the next lines.
     $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘users’] = ‘pma__users’;
     $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘usergroups’] = ‘pma__usergroups’;
     $cfg[‘Servers’][$i][‘navigationhiding’] = ‘pma__navigationhiding’;

   I re-logined to phpMyAdmin to load the updated configuration file. Mission complete.