> 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
> 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).