PHP 8.2 Released
PHP 8.2, the latest major PHP version, was released today!
Originally scheduled for November 24th, the released date was pushed to December 8th. PHP 8.2's release managers announced the official release of PHP 8.2.0.
What's New and Changed in PHP 8.2
Highlights of PHP 8.2 include support for
readonly classes, DNF types,
false types as stand-alone types, declaring class constants in traits, a new
random extension, and more.
PHP.Watch has an entire article dedicated to highlight what's new and changed in PHP, as well as a complete list of changes with detailed examples.
PHP 8.0 No longer actively maintained
With the release of PHP 8.2, PHP 8.0 (released in 2020) is now marked as "security fixes only".
PHP 8.0 branch will no longer receive bug fixes. Security vulnerabilities discovered in PHP 8.0 and later versions will be fixed until 26 Nov 2023, which is the scheduled date to mark PHP 8.0 as end-of-life.
Applications that still use PHP 8.0 are strongly advised to upgrade to PHP 8.1, or ideally to PHP 8.2.
PHP 7.4, the last version in PHP 7.x series reached its EOL on November 28. This effectively means that all PHP versions prior to PHP 8.1 no longer receive active support.
Installing/Upgrading to PHP 8.2
PHP 8.2 is now available to download/install in all regular sources:
- Windows: Compiled binaries are available at windows.php.net.
- Ubuntu/Debian: PHP 8.2 is available on
ondrej/phpPPA. A detailed installation/upgrade guide is available on PHP.Watch.
- Fedora/RHEL/CentOS/Alma/Rocky: Available as a software collection
php82from Remi repo.
- Mac OS: PHP 8.2 can be installed via Homebrew with
- Docker: Official PHP 8.2 images are now available on Docker Hub with