Compile slow on Mint 15, latest PHP version

Hi All
Scriptcase provided a routine update today which disabled my old 5.3 installation and forced an update to the latest PHP version. It would be very helpful to be informed in advance of this type of change as there was no opportunity to backup existing applications. This then required a manual transfer of the apps to the new version. In the future could we please we warned of a change like this in advance so we can plan and prepare.

On more issue is that with the latest verson, downloaded today, compilation is quite slow and we notice that only one compiler is operative.
The machine is dual processor 64bit with no observable memory or CPU occupancy constraints.

We welcome comment on either of these issues
Kind regards