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New `composer audit` Command and security audits in Composer 2.4

New `composer audit` Command and security audits in Composer 2.4

Composer 2.4 brings a new `audit` command that lists reported security issues, and automatic warnings when installing a package with known vulnerabilities.
New `composer bump` Command in Composer 2.4

New `composer bump` Command in Composer 2.4

`composer bump` is a new command introduced in Composer 2.4 that updates the dependency versions listed in `composer.json` file to the current installed versions, making them the new minimum required version.
What's New and Changed in phpMyAdmin 5.2

What's New and Changed in phpMyAdmin 5.2

An introduction to front-end and back-end changes and improvements in phpMyAdmin version 5.2.

PHP News

PHP 8.2 Alpha 1 Released

The first PHP 8.2 Alpha version is now available for testing.

PHP 8.2 Release Managers Elected

Ben Ramsey, Sergey Panteleev, and Pierrick Charron elected as the Release Managers for PHP 8.2, which is scheduled to be released on 24th of Nov, 2022.

PHP Project Adds GitHub Actions for CI/CD

PHP project adds GitHub Actions CI/CD for Linux and Mac OS builds.

PHP Versions and Changes

Release Date2022-11-24
Version StatusUpcoming Release

The development of PHP 8.2 started after PHP 8.1 reached its feature-freeze. It is scheduled to be released towards the end of year 2022.

Release Date2021-11-25
Version StatusSupported (Latest)

PHP 8.1 is the latest major PHP version. It brings major new features such as Enums, Fibers, never return type, Intersection Types, readonly properties, and more, while ironing out some of its undesired legacy features by deprecating them.

Release Date2020-11-26
Version StatusSupported

PHP 8.0, on the 25th year of PHP history, brings several important features such as Union Types, JIT, Constructor Property Promotion, Match Syntax, Named Parameters, and several more performance, syntax, and quality-of-life improvements.

Release Date2019-11-28
Version StatusSecurity-Fixes Only

PHP 7.4, the final release in the PHP 7.x series. PHP 7.4 brings typed properties, underscore numeric separator, and other minor improvements to PHP.

Release Date2018-12-06
Version StatusUnsupported

Heredoc/nowdoc syntax improvements and a bunch of legacy code deprecations.

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