On November 26th 2015, the PHP group published the eighth release candidate of the upcoming new major branch, PHP 7 :
PHP 7.0.0 RC 8 contains fixes for 11 reported bugs.
This release candidate prepares the short jump to the RTM. If no major issues appear, the 7.0.0 general availability (GA) release will be brought out on December 3rd. You can also read the full list of planned releases on our wiki.
Packages of PHP 7.0-RC8 are now available for Debian 8 “Jessie” on amd64 and i386 architectures.
Please note that starting this release candidate – and compared to previous ones, core PHP extensions are now named php7.0-something instead of php-something, to reflect what’s happening in Debian experimental. Please make sure that you uninstall obsolete packages before upgrading.
Disclaimer : THIS IS STILL A DEVELOPMENT PREVIEW (from a PHP upstream and from a Dotdeb/Debian packaging perspectives) – DO NOT USE IT IN PRODUCTION!
- Don’t upgrade any staging/production/critical environments yet, and use these RC packages at your own risk!
- Make sure that you understand the PHP/Debian/Dotdeb changes and that you don’t need any of the missing features/packages
- Your feedbacks are always welcome. Just make sure they are useful.
These packages have been published on the main repository for Jessie. So to test PHP 7.0-RC8 , just follow the instructions.
And as usual, feel free to show your support…