PHP 8.3.0beta2: Downloads, Changelog, News

Release Information

PHP Version
PHP 8.3
Release Date
Release Type
Bug Fix Release
Release Status
Use PHP 8.3.9 instead
Branch Status
Supported (Latest)

PHP 8.3.0beta2 is an old release of PHP 8.3 series. Using the latest version PHP 8.3.9 is highly recommended.
PHP 8.3 continues to receive bug fixes and security fixes until 2025-12-31.


Source Code

Git Clone
Use Git to clone the 8.3.0beta2 tag from the PHP Git repository.
git clone --depth 1 --branch php-8.3.0beta2
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:8.3.0beta2-cli-alpine

Debian-based: More compatible with other components, complete, and are widely used.
docker pull php:8.3.0beta2-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:8.3.0beta2-fpm-alpine

Debian-based ZTS Apache: Includes Apache web server integrating PHP as an Apache module.
docker pull php:8.3.0beta2-apache

Debian-based NTS FPM: PHP-FPM, can be integrated with Nginx, Caddy, and other web servers over Fast CGI.
docker pull php:8.3.0beta2-fpm

Commit List

Arnaud Le Blanc

  • Add AMPHP, ReactPHP, Revolt PHP to community job in GH-10933

Athos Ribeiro


  • zend call stack fix freebsd code path. in GH-11766
  • zend vm savee registers support for riscv 64. in GH-11773

Derick Rethans

Dmitry Stogov

  • Fixed incorrect QM_ASSIGN elimination in 9fc0eab4b4
  • Fixed incorrect QM_ASSIGN elimination in b5f8a7270a

Filip Zrůst

  • Improve DTrace probe generation /w non-default compiler in 475fd29527

George Peter Banyard

  • libxml_get_external_entity_loader(): test for incompatible resource being loaded in GH-11728
  • Refactor BCMath bundledlib and extension in GH-10774
  • ext/mysqli: Remove custom sys_get_temp_dir() function in 17a80eb08b
  • ext/mysqli: Remove conditional function declaration in 0c21715935
  • ext/mysqli: Stop using global variable in connection test helper in 8582d97b8c
  • ext/mysqli: Remove catchable fatal error handler in b389846d05

Ilija Tovilo

  • Fix use-after-free when unregistering user stream wrapper from itself in c3ccc363c6
  • Fix leaking definitions on FFI::cdef()->new() in 11d6bea98a
  • Fix merge conflict in ac99f7306c
  • Fix open_basedir leak in 127ad70782
  • Call cast_object handler from get_properties_for in 4182813ebf
  • Replace xfail with skipif in calendar_clear_variation1.phpt in 6b6a5cd28e
  • Fix uaf of MBSTRG(all_encodings_list) in 7364b7bc0b
  • Fix uouv in array_column in 2053af6628
  • Fix uouv in password_needs_rehash() and password_hash() in a145b40fa6
  • Fix various uouv in intl in 322da7bcc3
  • Fix some uouv in ext/pgsql in 82aa4253f1
  • Fix zend/test arginfo stub hash in e61dbe54e9

Jakub Zelenka

  • Update versions for PHP 8.3.0beta2 in 2fe3332653

Jorg Adam Sowa


  • GH Actions: auto-skip CI on PRs containing only docs changes in GH-11839

Kamil Tekiela

  • Remove unnecessary parentheses around language constructs in oci8 in a53e56176c
  • Convert CRLF to LF in c1a085290a
  • Remove unnecessary parentheses around language constructs in mysqli in a21edc52aa
  • Remove unnecessary parentheses around language constructs in mysqli in 73d6869337
  • As of 8.2 this SKIP is no longer possible in 548fc6a818

Marc Bennewitz

  • Prevent int overflow on $decimals in number_format in 429f20e981

Michael Orlitzky

  • Skip oci8 tests when no database is available in GH-11820

Mikhail Galanin

  • Check if restart is pending before trying to lock SHM in 3e9792f4a2

Máté Kocsis

  • Use new class synopsis generating markup in GH-11809

Niels Dossche

  • Fix GH-11715: opcache.interned_strings_buffer either has no effect or opcache_get_status() / phpinfo() is wrong in ee3f932390
  • Fix GH-11716: cli server crashes on SIGINT when compiled with ZEND_RC_DEBUG=1 in af77d3b8da
  • Use xmlSetNsProp when possible to prevent parsing the name in c8964b9a08
  • Remove useless readonly checks in dbe897b73e
  • Simplify configuration getters in GH-11778
  • Fix DOMEntity field getter bugs in d439ee18ed
  • Fix incorrect attribute existence check in DOMElement::setAttributeNodeNS() in 168bc8146f
  • Fix DOMCharacterData::replaceWith() with itself in 1cf2d216a2
  • Fix empty argument cases for DOMParentNode methods in abb1d2e824
  • Fix GH-11791: Wrong default value of DOMDocument::xmlStandalone in bf4e7bd3ed
  • Fix GH-11792: LIBXML_NOXMLDECL is not implemented or broken in 4bee5743e9
  • Fix DOM test in bed0e54104
  • Corrections to return type of loading DOM documents in ae66a0d142
  • XLEAK XML_SAVE_NO_DECL test for old libxml2 versions in 655f116be5
  • Fix buffer mismanagement in phar_dir_read() in 80316123f3
  • Sanitize libxml2 globals before parsing in c283c3ab0b
  • Disable global state test on Windows in 62228a2568
  • NEWS in d8f2584ebb

Peter Kokot

  • Remove unused PHP_HASH variable in GH-11653
  • Remove check for time.h and HAVE_TIME_H in GH-11726
  • Remove unused ZEND_STACK_GROWS_DOWNWARDS constant in GH-11762
  • Move --enable/--disable-fiber-asm help output in GH-11827

Pierrick Charron

  • Fix wrong backporting of previous soap patch in 32c7c433ac

Remi Collet

  • cast _private to avoid [-fpermissive] error in fde4386648
  • add ZipArchive::LENGTH_TO_END and ZipArchive::LENGTH_UNCHECKED constants in 0893b4bed5
  • use typed constants in 8.3 in ae3646db48


  • Fix warning crc32.c on function declaration without a prototype. in GH-11742
  • Fix GH-11785: '++nothing+crc' is not a recognized feature for M1 / M2 macOS compile target in GH-11796
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