[PHP-8.0] First alpha coming in 4 weeks

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May 21, 2020 16:01 carusogabriel34@gmail.com (Gabriel Caruso)
Hello internals,


This is a message from your Release Managers reminding you that PHP 8's
first alpha is happening in 4 weeks.

You can follow PHP's 8 schedule on https://wiki.php.net/todo/php80.


I'd like to remind you as well that Feature Freeze is scheduled to happen
on Tuesday, July 28th, 2020, at 24:00 UTC.

After Feature Freeze, no more changes to APIs, ABIs, and internal
structures are allowed, unless agreed upon by internals, and the Release
Managers.

Anything after that needs to wait until the next version (8.1), or the next
major version (9.0) if you are breaking any backward compatibility.


Please make sure to start the voting for RFCs by July 13th, so they can
make it into PHP 8 (if approved, of course).


Hope you all are staying home and safe!


- Gabriel Caruso
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May 21, 2020 16:13 nikita.ppv@gmail.com (Nikita Popov)
On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 6:02 PM Gabriel Caruso <carusogabriel34@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hello internals, > > > This is a message from your Release Managers reminding you that PHP 8's > first alpha is happening in 4 weeks. > > You can follow PHP's 8 schedule on https://wiki.php.net/todo/php80. > > > I'd like to remind you as well that Feature Freeze is scheduled to happen > on Tuesday, July 28th, 2020, at 24:00 UTC. > > After Feature Freeze, no more changes to APIs, ABIs, and internal > structures are allowed, unless agreed upon by internals, and the Release > Managers. > > Anything after that needs to wait until the next version (8.1), or the next > major version (9.0) if you are breaking any backward compatibility. > > > Please make sure to start the voting for RFCs by July 13th, so they can > make it into PHP 8 (if approved, of course). >
Thanks for the reminder Gabriel! One small correction: As the name suggests, feature freeze is the time by when all new features should land. It serves primarily as a cutoff for RFCs. However, it is *not* the ABI freeze. Internal API/ABI changes are still allowed after feature freeze, without need for approval beyond the usual review. ABI freeze will occur at a later date (IIRC usually around the start of the RC phase). Regards, Nikita