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PHP 7.3’s First Release Candidate is Here
News / September 14, 2018

PHP 7.3’s First Release Candidate is Here

PHP 7.3 is inching closer to general release (planned for December), with today’s announcement of the first PHP 7.3 release candidate:

The PHP team is glad to announce the release of the next PHP 7.3.0 pre-release, PHP 7.3.0RC1. The rough outline of the PHP 7.3 release cycle is specified in the PHP Wiki: https://wiki.php.net/todo/php73

Here’s the remaining timeline leading up to the general release of PHP 7.3:

  • Sep 27 2018 – RC 2
  • Oct 11 2018 – RC 3
  • Oct 25 2018 – RC 4
  • Nov 8 2018 – RC 5
  • Nov 20 2018 – PHP 7.3.0 branched
  • Nov 22 2018 – RC 6
  • Dec 13 2018 – GA

Along with the new release candidate, releases for all minor versions of PHP 7 are available as of September 13th. The new releases include a security fix:

If you haven’t read much on PHP 7.3 yet, here are the highlight features coming to PHP 7.3:

Considering that it was almost three years between the release of PHP 5.3 and PHP 5.4, the pace of about one minor PHP 7 release annually is encouraging to the growth of PHP as a language. Now, if they could only give us arrow functions…

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