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September 14, 2018

7.3 is inching closer to general (planned for December), with today’s announcement of the first PHP 7.3 release :

The PHP team is glad to announce the release of the next PHP 7.3.0 pre-release, PHP 7.3.0RC1. The rough outline of the PHP 7.3 release cycle is specified in the PHP Wiki: https://wiki.php.net/todo/php73

Here’s the remaining timeline leading up to the general release of PHP 7.3:

  • Sep 27 2018 – RC 2
  • Oct 11 2018 – RC 3
  • Oct 25 2018 – RC 4
  • Nov 8 2018 – RC 5
  • Nov 20 2018 – PHP 7.3.0 branched
  • Nov 22 2018 – RC 6
  • Dec 13 2018 – GA

Along with the new release candidate, releases for all minor versions of PHP 7 are available as of September 13th. The new releases include a security fix:

If you haven’t read much on PHP 7.3 yet, here are the highlight features coming to PHP 7.3:

Considering that it was almost three years between the release of PHP 5.3 and PHP 5.4, the pace of about one minor PHP 7 release annually is encouraging to the growth of PHP as a language. Now, if they could only give us arrow functions…





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