PHP 8.2 Feature-Freeze reached

Published On2022-07-20

PHP 8.2 feature-freeze

PHP 8.2, the upcoming PHP version scheduled to be released in November 2022 reached its feature-freeze on July 19th.

Following the planned roadmap for PHP 8.2, PHP 8.2 reached its feature-freeze, which generally means new RFCs and major changes will have to be made for the PHP 8.3 scheduled for November 2023, because the window for submitting changes to PHP 8.2 is now officially closed.

Release managers for PHP 8.2 can decide if any late changes should be included for PHP 8.2. Bug fixes that do not drastically change the functionality will be backported to the PHP 8.2 branch as well as the master branch.

What's new and changed in PHP 8.2

Voting period for the last two active RFCs ended ahead of the feature-freeze as well:

PHP 8.2 Beta 1 is also released, and available to test at qa.php.net and tagged as php-8.2.0beta1 on Git. Compiled Windows binaries are available to windows.php.net/qa, as well as Docker images at Docker Hub.

The next beta releases, PHP 8.2 beta 2 and beta 3 are scheduled for August 04th and August 18th, with the first GA release scheduled for November 24th.

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