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PHP 8.2 Highlights: What's New and Changed

PHP 8.2 Highlights: What's New and Changed

Read about the highlights of PHP 8.2: Major new features, changes, and deprecated functionality.
How to install/upgrade PHP 8.2 on Debian and Ubuntu systems

How to install/upgrade PHP 8.2 on Debian and Ubuntu systems

A detailed and a quick-start guide on installing and upgrading PHP 8.2 on Debian and Ubuntu systems
All the Easter Eggs in PHP

All the Easter Eggs in PHP

A trip down the memory with PHP's Easter Eggs over the years

PHP News

PHP 8.2 Released

PHP 8.2 is now generally available!

All PHP 7.x versions are now EOL

PHP 7.4, the last PHP version in 7.x series, reached its End-of-Life date on November 28th. PHP 7.4 received one year of security fixes (but no bug fixes) from November 2021. PHP 7.4.33 is the last PHP version.

PHP 8.2.0 Release Rescheduled to December 8

PHP 8.2 Release managers announced today that due to a newly found bug in PHP's Opcache, PHP 8.2.0 release will be rescheduled to December 8th.

PHP Versions and Changes

Version StatusUpcoming Release

PHP 8.3 is the active development branch of PHP versions. It's the current target for new RFCs, and is scheduled to be released towards the end of 2023.

Release Date2022-12-08
Version StatusSupported (Latest)

PHP 8.2 is the latest PHP version which brings readonly classes, DNF types, null, false, and true types, sensitive parameter redaction support, a new random extension, and several new features along with a few deprecations.

Release Date2021-11-25
Version StatusSupported

PHP 8.1, released in 2021, 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 StatusSecurity-Fixes Only

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 StatusUnsupported

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.

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