- A call to oci_close() on a persistent connection, or a
variable referencing a persistent connection going out of scope, will now
roll back any uncommitted transaction. To avoid unexpected behavior,
explicitly issue a commit or roll back as needed. The old behavior can be
enabled with the INI directive
Database Resident Connection Pooling (DRCP) and Fast Application
Notification (FAN) are now supported.
Oracle External Authentication is now supported (except on Windows).
The oci_bind_by_name() function now supports SQLT_AFC
(aka the CHAR datatype).
- OpenSSL digest and cipher functions are now supported. It is also
now possible to access the internal values of DSA, RSA and DH keys.
- Sessions will no longer store session-files in "/tmp"
when open_basedir restrictions
apply, unless "/tmp" is explicitly added to the list of
Now supports sending user supplied HTTP headers.
Now supports persistent connections, by prepending the hostname with