Release Announcement for PHPUnit 4.4.0

Sebastian Bergmann edited this page Feb 8, 2017 · 5 revisions

The PHPUnit development team announces the immediate availability of PHPUnit 4.4.0. This release adds new features and fixes bugs. A detailed list of changes is available here.

New Features

  • Added the assertArraySubset() assertion

Notable Changes

  • The global-state component is now used for the backup/restore of global state before/after test execution

Obtaining PHPUnit 4.4

We distribute a PHP Archive (PHAR) that contains everything you need in order to use PHPUnit. Simply download it from here, make it executable, and put it into your $PATH, for instance.

Alternatively, you may use Composer to download and install PHPUnit as well as its dependencies. Please note that we no longer support the PEAR installation method.


PHPUnit 4.4 requires PHP 5.3.3; using the latest version of PHP is highly recommended. The documentation has a detailed list of the PHP extensions that are required to use PHPUnit.

Looking Ahead

The goal of our release process is to deliver new features into the hands of our users every two months. The following releases are currently in development:

  • PHPUnit 4.5 is the current beta release series of PHPUnit. It will become stable on February 6, 2015.
  • PHPUnit 4.6 is the current alpha release series of PHPUnit. It will go into beta on February 6, 2015.
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