PHP 8.0.0RC5: Downloads, Changelog, News

Release Information

PHP Version
PHP 8.0
Release Date
Release Type
Bug Fix Release
Release Status
EOL, Use PHP 8.0.30
Branch Status

PHP 8.0 reached EOL on , and all releases of this version no longer receive security or bug fixes. Using PHP 8.0.0RC5 is not recommended. PHP 8.0.30 is the latest version in the series.


Source Code

Git Clone
Use Git to clone the 8.0.0RC5 tag from the PHP Git repository.
git clone --depth 1 --branch php-8.0.0RC5
How to compile PHP
PHP can be compiled by setting up the dependencies, building the configure script (./buildconf), configuring the build ./configure, and running make.
Detailed articles on how to compile PHP are available for Ubuntu/Debian based systems and Fedora/RHEL based systems.

Windows binaries

Non-Thread Safe Builds
Non-Thread Safe (NTS) builds are single-threaded PHP builds. They can be used on web servers that integrate PHP over FastCGI protocol, such as Nginx, Caddy, and IIS.
Thread-Safe Builds
Thread-Safe (TS) builds are multi-thread PHP builds, often used to integrate PHP as a Server API for multithreaded servers. The most common use case is using PHP as an Apache module.

Docker/Podman Containers

PHP CLI Containers images only include the PHP CLI, and no FPM or Apache modules. The Alpine builds are lightweight, but may introduce incompatibilities due to their musl builds. Albeit their larger size, the Debian-based (without the "-alpine" suffix) images are more complete, and widely used.

Alpine-based: Lightweight, but may introduce incompatibilities due to their musl builds.
docker pull php:8.0.0RC5-cli-alpine

Debian-based: More compatible with other components, complete, and are widely used.
docker pull php:8.0.0RC5-cli
PHP CLI + Web Server Integration
These container images include PHP CLI, and a web server integration. FPM container images can be integrated with web servers such as Nginx, Caddy, and Apache with Event MPM. The Apache container images include Apache web server, integrating PHP as an Apache module.

Alpine-based: Lightweight, but may introduce incompatibilities due to their musl builds.
docker pull php:8.0.0RC5-fpm-alpine

Debian-based ZTS Apache: Includes Apache web server integrating PHP as an Apache module.
docker pull php:8.0.0RC5-apache

Debian-based NTS FPM: PHP-FPM, can be integrated with Nginx, Caddy, and other web servers over Fast CGI.
docker pull php:8.0.0RC5-fpm

Commit List

Benjamin Eberlei

  • Fixed bug #80370: Segmentation fault reflecting attributes of dynamic property in 1727d96d0e

Christoph M. Becker

  • Strip trailing line breaks and periods from Windows error messages in a08a2b48b4
  • Fix #74558: Can't rebind closure returned by Closure::fromCallable() in 78773890f6

Darek Slusarczyk

  • Fix #80312: change default engine from MyISAM to InnoDB in tests in 79a606bd95

Derick Rethans

Dmitry Stogov

Gabriel Caruso

Nikita Popov

  • Fix community job in 1aff51d421
  • Retain reference to share handle from curl handle in b4a2a9662b
  • Fix double free when socket_accept fails in 800cf5a20f
  • Handle errors during next_result() in eda7492604
  • Fix reflection getDefaultValue() with user arg info in d033d5c07a
  • Fix memory leak with bcsqrt on number 0<X<1 in 3d2819e491
  • Fix memory leak when user filter onCreate returns false in 2875d0f920
  • Don't assume libmysqlclient library name in 34dd032e4e
  • Inline pair production in json parser in f5be0e5110
  • Fix incorrectly optimized out live range in df7417d127

Sammy Kaye Powers

  • Fire open observer end handlers after a zend_bailout in 0425a6697a
  • Provide unused retvals to observers in 58d41b8c4f
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