PHP 8.1.0RC6: Downloads, Changelog, News

Release Information

Release
8.1.0RC6
PHP Version
PHP 8.1
Release Date
Release Type
Bug Fix Release
Release Status
Use PHP 8.1.27 instead
Branch Status
Security-Fixes Only

PHP 8.1 is currently only receiving security fixes. PHP 8.1.0RC6 is not the latest version in the series, and using this release is not recommended. PHP 8.1.27 is the latest in the series.

Downloads

Source Code

Git Clone
Use Git to clone the 8.1.0RC6 tag from the PHP Git repository.
git clone https://github.com/php/php-src.git --depth 1 --branch php-8.1.0RC6
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
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:8.1.0RC6-cli-alpine

Debian-based: More compatible with other components, complete, and are widely used.
docker pull php:8.1.0RC6-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:8.1.0RC6-fpm-alpine

Debian-based ZTS Apache: Includes Apache web server integrating PHP as an Apache module.
docker pull php:8.1.0RC6-apache

Debian-based NTS FPM: PHP-FPM, can be integrated with Nginx, Caddy, and other web servers over Fast CGI.
docker pull php:8.1.0RC6-fpm

Commit List

Ben Ramsey

  • Change UBool to bool for equality operators in ICU >= 70.1 in 81b3f95622
  • Accommodate changes to canonicalized forms in ICU >= 70.1 in 52cda6fc43
  • CLDR 40a0 uses a lowercase "temp" instead of "Temp" in ICU >= 70.1 in c7a2441e93
  • Prepare for PHP 8.1.0RC6 in f9758388f5

Christoph M. Becker

Clément Chigot

Damjan Cvetko

  • Accept null and 0 for microseconds argument in stream_select() in a4ed17167c

Derick Rethans

Dmitry Stogov

  • JIT: Fixed register allocation in case of integer overflow in cd32b47235
  • JIT: Fixed numeric string index handling in f1e6a7d83d
  • Fixed incorrect assumption about reference counting in 5c43e0c0ee
  • Tracing JIT: Fixed reference counting when escape because of IS_UNDEF element in d7ac39b02d
  • Tracing JIT: Fixed reference counting when escape because of IS_UNDEF element (test) in 2605911272
  • Fixed type inference for FETCH_DIM_W without use in 66d93c63ff
  • Tracing JIT: Fixed incorrect guard elimination in 34d22acc7e
  • JIT: Fixed incorrect guard elimination in 7bf63243e1
  • Don't call _zend_hash_index_find() for packed arrays in e868ded6ef
  • JIT: Fixed incorrect guard elimination in 8fe808207f
  • Fixed incorrect reference counter inference in 535a0553e8
  • Tracing JIT: Fixed missed type store in deoptimization code in eda9d7ac22

George Peter Banyard

Kamil Tekiela

  • mysqli_reap_async_query error reporting in GH-7629

Máté Kocsis

  • Add more specific array return type hints for various extensions - part 1 in d02b9b953d

Nikita Popov

Patrick Allaert

Sara Golemon

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