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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

PHP7 Count Down to Final: RC 4

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.0.0 RC 4. This is the ninth pre-release of the new PHP 7 major series. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs and incompatibilities in the bug tracking system.

PHP 7.0.0 RC 4 contains fixes for 22 reported bugs and over 100 commits with various improvements. The next scheduled  releases until a final and possibly production ready release.
Most notable fix for this release.

OpenSSL  will Require at least OpenSSL version 0.9.8. (Jakub Zelenka)




Date Release
Jun 11 2015 Alpha 1
Jun 25 2015 Alpha 2
Jul 09 2015 Beta 1
Jul 23 2015 Beta 2
Aug 06 2015 Beta 3
Aug 20 2015 RC 1
Sep 03 2015 RC 2
Sep 17 2015 RC 3
Oct 01 2015 RC 4
Oct 15 2015 RC 5
Oct 29 2015 RC 6
Nov 12 2015 Final



PHP 7.0.0 comes with new version of the Zend Engine with features such as (incomplete list):
  • Improved performance: PHP 7 is up to twice as fast as PHP 5.6
  • Consistent 64-bit support
  • Many fatal errors are now Exceptions
  • Removal of old and unsupported SAPIs and extensions
  • The null coalescing operator (??)
  • Combined comparison Operator (<=>)
  • Return Type Declarations
  • Scalar Type Declarations
  • Anonymous Classes

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