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Are there V6 versions available for verions of php past 5.3.5?

I was looking to upgrade php on one of our servers and was looking at the downloads for php at php.net and did not see a download for a v6 version of the windows binaries and source code.
I checked their archived versions and the latest v6 windows binary that I saw was for 5.3.5.
Did they stop making v6 versions past that?
If not does anyone know where I could get them?
Thanks
we are running apache 2.2 on a 64 bit windows 2008 server box
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I think VC9 is the going to be the only version.  On http://windows.php.net/download/ in the left column:

"VC9 versions of Apache can be fetched at Apache Lounge. We use their binaries to build the Apache SAPIs."

What version of PHP are you currently running?  And are you using it to connect to Microsoft SQL Server?

I'm pretty sure that distributions like WAMP and XAMPP compile their own versions of PHP and Apache with some additional code to make the different versions swappable.  
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haloexpertsexchangeAuthor Commented:
We are already running 3.5.4, and yes I am connecting to SQL server from php.
I was not looking to change apache versions, just was trying to upgrade php as much as possible so keep everything upgraded to the latest stable version.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I guess you mean PHP 5.3.4...  I think you're going to find that you have to upgrade Apache to upgrade PHP.  It seems unlikely that they will continue using the VC6 compiler.  PHP 5.2 and below are not supported anymore either.

It seems that the compiler versions between the applications are important though I don't actually know why.  I do know that you can't take extensions from one major version and use them with another one.
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haloexpertsexchangeAuthor Commented:
Do you guys know how to tell for sure what version we have installed?
This is the install file name httpd-2.2.17-win32-x86-openssl-0.9.8o.msi.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Look at it in phpinfo(), it tells which compiler was used.  In the "Configure Command" section, my copy of PHP 5.2.17 shows 'vc6' in several sections.  And my copy of XAMPP PHP 5.3.5 says it is compiled by VC6.

On the WAMP download page, it says that all the current versions including PHP 5.3.8 are compiled with VC9 and not to mix them with the old versions that used VC6.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I should point out that all the hosting companies I have used never upgrade their versions of PHP.  If you want a new version, you have to move to a new server.  They do that to make sure that they don't break customers code.  I still have two servers using PHP 4.4.!
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haloexpertsexchangeAuthor Commented:
ok then I guess I have mine compiled with vc 6.
Thanks for all the help.
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haloexpertsexchangeAuthor Commented:
I was afraid that I was going to be stuck with an older version of php unless I upgraded apache, which is probably not going to happen, but it was nice to get the confirmation.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
You're welcome.  You're not the only one asking about this today.  In the current version of WAMP, VC9 is used for all the products.
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