PHP 5.0.1 released

Gestern wurde PHP 5.0.1 zum Download bereitgestellt. Diese Version beinhaltet Bug Fixes und neue Windows und Unix Installations Dokumente, welche jetzt automatisch aus dem PHP Manual generiert werden.
In absehbarer Zeit werden auch wir unseren Server auf die 5er Version updaten und euch eine ausgebaute, polierte und PHP5 optimierte WoH Page zur Verfügung stellen 🙂
Das Changelog wie immer unter „mehr“.

# Changed destructor mechanism so that destructors are called prior to request shutdown. (Marcus)
# Rewritten UNIX and Windows install help files. (Documentation Team)
# Updated several libraries bundled with the windows release which now includes libxml2-2.6.11, libxslt-1.1.7 and iconv-1.9.1. (Rob, Edin)
# Improved and moved ActiveScript SAPI to PECL. (Wez)
# Fixed unloading of dynamically loaded extensions. (Marcus, kameshj at fastmail dot fm)
# Fixed ReflectionClass::getMethod() and ReflectionClass::getProperty() to raise an ReflectionException instead of returning NULL on failure. (Sebastian)
# Fixed convert.* filters to consume remaining buckets_in on flush. (Sara)
# Fixed bug in mysqli->client_version. (Georg)
# Fixed bug #29606 (php_strip_whitespace() prints to stdout rather then returning the value). (Ilia)
# Fixed bug #29577 (MYSQLI_CLIENT_FOUND_ROWS undefined) (Georg)
# Fixed bug #29573 (Segmentation fault, when exception thrown within PHP function called from XSLT). (Christian)
# Fixed bug #29522 (accessing properties without connection) (Georg)
# Fixed bug #29505 (get_class_vars() severely broken when used with arrays). (Marcus)
# Fixed bug #29490 (.Net object instantiation failed). (Michael Sisolak).
# Fixed bug #29474 (win32: usleep() doesn’t work). (Wez)
# Fixed bug #29449 (win32: feof() hangs on empty tcp stream). (Wez)
# Fixed bug #29437 (Possible crash inside array_walk_recursive()). (Ilia)
# Fixed bug #29431 (crash when parsing invalid address; invalid address returned by stream_socket_recvfrom(), stream_socket_getname()). (Wez)
# Fixed bug #29409 (Segfault in PHP functions called from XSLT). (Rob)
# Fixed bug #29395 (sqlite_escape_string() returns bogus data on empty strings). (Ilia, Tony)
# Fixed bug #29392 (com_dotnet crashes when echo’ing an object). (Wez)
# Fixed bug #29368 (The destructor is called when an exception is thrown from the constructor). (Marcus)
# Fixed bug #29354 (Exception constructor marked as both public and protected). (Marcus)
# Fixed bug #29342 (strtotime() does not handle empty date string properly). (Ilia)
# Fixed bug #29340 (win32 build produces invalid php_ifx.dll). (Edin)
# Fixed bug #29335 (fetch functions now use MYSQLI_BOTH as default) (Georg)
# Fixed bug #29291 (get_class_vars() return names with NULLs). (Marcus)
# Fixed bug #29264 (gettext extension not working). (Edin)
# Fixed bug #29258 (variant_date_from_timestamp() does not honour timezone). (Wez)
# Fixed bug #29256 (error when sending large packets on a socket). (Dmitry)
# Fixed bug #29236 (memory error when wsdl-cache is enabled). (Dmitry)
# Fixed bug #29147 (Compile Error in mnoGoSearch functions). (Sergey, Antony)
# Fixed bug #29132 ($_SERVER[„PHP_AUTH_USER“] isn’t defined). (Stefan)
# Fixed bug #29119 (html_entity_decode() misbehaves with UTF-8). (Moriyoshi)
# Fixed bug #29109 (SoapFault exception: [WSDL] Out of memory). (Dmitry)
# Fixed bug #29061 (soap extension segfaults). (Dmitry)
# Fixed bug #28985 (__getTypes() returning nothing on complex WSDL). (Dmitry)
# Fixed bug #28969 (Wrong data encoding of special characters). (Dmitry)
# Fixed bug #28895 (ReflectionClass::isAbstract always returns false). (Marcus)
# Fixed bug #28829 (Thread-unsafety in bcmath elementary values). (Sara)
# Fixed bug #28464 (catch() does not catch exceptions by interfaces). (Marcus)

Windows XP SP2 ist fertig

Microsoft hat das SP2 für Windows XP endlich fertiggestellt. Nachdem man es am Montag noch kurzfristig verschoben hatte, ist es seit heute auf Betaplace für Betatester schon verfügbar. Alle anderen müssen sich bis nächste Woche gedulden, dann wird es nämlich auch im Microsoft Download Center verfügbar sein. Ob dann Windows XP wirklich sicherer ist? Wir werdens sehen, der erste Schritt ist aber zumindest damit dann gemacht.

Die deutsche XP SP2 Seite findet Ihr hier . Dort ist auch ein Funktionschangelog verfügbar, recht groß :); Direktlink

ist erschienen mit der Versionsnummer 3270. Ein Changelog findet ihr wie immer im Klapptext, sowie natürlichen den lokalen WoH Mirror als Download im Downloadbereich 🙂

Onslaught related:
– Onslaught Map window clearly shows what team you are on
– The green vehicle crosshair no longer off centered from the main crosshair.
– Drivers don’t take drowning damage while driving vehicle
– Made Vehicle.tick() functionality native (for performance).
– Added LockWarningInterval property to Vehicle.
– Fixed vehicles taking water damage when their driver gets out while they are in the water
– Fixed Onslaught Vehicles so their reset time is reset to at least 10 seconds when healed
– fixed AVRiL fired by bot sometimes changing to target vehicle bot is getting into.
– reduced bot accuracy with the Onslaught turret
– limited how far Scorpion web projectiles can fall before dissipating, to prevent them being used for spamming
– Fixed link projectiles not doing extra damage to vehicles when linked up
– Fixed bots teleport looping in Onslaught

General Game play:
– Fixed low skill bots using lifts
– CTF defender AI improvements (pursuing flag)
– Optimized splash effects
– Junkyard magnet now works again
– Fixed AS-Junkyard exploit
– Don’t preload skins with botuse=0
– Only precache Epic skins unless xDeathMatch.bCustomPreload is true
– Various script warning fixes
– SkipMatch cheat gives you credits as well
– MutNoSuperWeapons no longer in „arena“ group.
– Fixed CTF-TwinTombs wrong team playerstart

– „Movie“ tab is no longer empty in other languages
– Fixed some script warnings in UT2K4Tab_OnslaughtMap
– Fixed alignment bug in the Filters menu
– Fixed manually adding a favorite server overwriting the selected favorite.
– Fixed various options in the filters menu not being set to read only.

Demo Recording:
– Fixed Onslaught turrets so that their weaponmesh doesn’t get hidden in demo playback
– Fixed Onslaught 2nd/3rd weapon orientation craziness during demo play back
– Fixed behindview resetting when preview another player in 3rd person during demo playback
– Fixed the Onslaught mini-map so it appears in demo playback (but not 100% functional)
– Fixed Auto-Demo Recording

Server Admin:
– Fixed setting spaces in MOTD via webadmin

– Fixed „weapon not firing“ bug, caused by reliable bunches from client getting queued up on server under certain packet loss conditions.
– Improved low net bandwith (modem) client net performance:
– improved vehicle turret replication at low net bandwidths
– improved old pawn replication at low net bandwidths
– Added bWasSaturated flag to PlayerController – set on server side when connection was saturated the previous tick
– if connection saturated and low bandwidth, use terrain traces for determining relevancy
– Lowered netpriority and netupdatefrequency for onsweaponpawns
– Made super shock beams not bNetTemporary (so you always see your shots even w/ packet loss)
– Added MaxClientFrameRate configurable property to LevelInfo. Add MaxClientFrameRate=xx to the [Engine.LevelInfo] section
of your UT2004.ini to change this property. It only works if your netspeed is above 10000 (LAN games, or as negotiated between
server and client – increase the servers MaxInternetClientRate above 10000 to use this feature in internet games). Increasing
this value will increase upstream bandwidth use, possibly causing problems for ADSL and cable modem users with low bandwidth
upstream pipes, and will also increase server CPU utilization.
– Improved server performance by removing some expensive (and never tripped) checks
– Fixed speaking beacon to be green if have link out
– Fixed network jitter at low game speeds (gamespeed mutator)
– Speed hack checks enabled when flying redeemer
– Colored names exploit fixed again
– Fixed Web Response exploit
– Fixed server crash exploit
– Improved handling of packet loss of initial actor replication bunch

Mod Author Related:
– Fixed compile error/warnings with -mod= to point to the right directory.
– Made manifest transient, so it doesn’t prevent saving games
– Fix for bInstantRotation weapons so they support having the same yaw and pitch bone.
– Added 2 commands to the security actor to return all aliases and bindings, and added example code to XPlayer showing how to use them.
– Pawns using PHYS_Spider play walking anims
– Added dumpframes command for dumping raw frames as a movie. In the console, type „dumpframes start“ to begin the process, and
„dumpframes stop“ to end the process. It should be using the current screenshot mask.
– Adjusted Scripted textures to use the character ‚Q‘ for height, not char #0

– Integrated particle system editor (under the tools menu).

– Fixed NaNs in model render data (caused rendering issues on some hardware).
– Fixed crash bug in USkeletalMesh::GetCollisionBoundingBox()
– 64-bit fix.
– Fixed corrupt maps crashing upon .UCL generation
– MoveActor() performance optimization (avoid going through attachment list if possible)
– Don’t write „xx moved without proper hashing“ warning to client logs.
– fixed rare (mod only) karma physics crash

Ein kleiner DOOM III Tweak Guide

Ich habe euch mal einen ersten kleinen DOOM III Tweak Guide erstellt. Dort findet Ihr z.b. Tweaks für die Grafikkarte und auch allgemeine Konsolen/Config Befehle. Ausserdem noch, wie Ihr den Editor startet und einen Dedicated Server erstellt.

Viel Spaß damit!

Doom3 ATi Catalyst 4.9 Beta

ATI gerät wohl unter Zugzwang, liegen deren Grafikkarten im wohl heissesten Shooter dieses Jahres, Doom3, in vielen Situationen hinter den Nvidia Karten zurück. ATI hat ja schon einen komplett neu programmierten OpenGL Teil des Catalysts angekündigt, mit welchem man dann den Rückstand aufholen bzw. Nvidia überholen will. Nun gibt es auch, meines Wissens das erste mal von ATI überhaupt, einen Beta Catalyst offiziell auf der ATI Homepage zum Downloaden, extra für Doom3.
Die dazugehörige Infobase findet ihr hier .

Natürlich gibts keinen Support, aber jeder kann sich selber ein Bild davon machen, ob es schon Performancesteigerungen gibt. Allerdings soll der Treiber noch in einem frühen Stadium sein, kein Wunder, kommt er doch erst im September raus 🙂 Interessant aber allemal, das ATI diesen Schritt vollzogen hat.

Doom3 ATI Catalyst 4.9 Beta