PHP 8.3 Beta Released

By Akash
on 20-09-2023 05:29 AM

While beta releases are not meant to be used in production environments, the beta release of a PHP version also marks the feature-freeze of that PHP version, as well as the creation of a branch in Git, as the development continues in the master branch.

Now that PHP 8.3 has reached its feature-freeze, there will be no more RFCs to discuss and implement any major changes to that version. In the coming months, the PHP development team will be working on bug fixes and other changes to prepare PHP 8.3 for its Generally-Available (GA) release, scheduled for 23rd of November, 2023.The next major milestone for PHP 8.3 will be the first Release Candidate (RC) scheduled for August 31st, which will be followed by five more release candidates before the GA release.

PHP 8.3 will receive two years of active support, followed by a year of security updates.