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Reason 4.0 Beta 5 Available

October 29, 2007
By Nathan White

Reason 4.0 Beta 5 is now available.

This release removes or makes more flexible a number of Reason dependencies:

  • Reason no longer requires any PEAR libraries. Many of the libraries used had not been updated for some time and had poor compatibility with PHP 5.
  • Tidy functionality now works with either tidylib or the command line tidy.
  • Curl support is now implemented through libcurlemu, which should provide support for curl functionality through the curl php extension, command line curl, or through curl emulation.

Along with a reduction in dependencies, this release has a much smarter setup script which should identify and provide helpful instructions regarding a variety of common Reason installation problems.

A variety of bug/security fixes, performance enhancements, and additional features are included as well. More complete information can be found on the Reason Change Log.

You can download the reason 4 beta 5 source online or request the virtual machine, a pre-configured install of Reason that can be run using VMWare player.

Developers who are interested in read access to the Reason subversion repository should contact Nathan White.

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