Re: [PHP-DEV] [PHP-8.0] First alpha coming in 4 weeks

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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>
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> 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