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A flicker of life in the PHP mastodon community :)

A big welcome to all those who just signed up here. Good to have you here!

🔎 We're looking for people interested in becoming release manager for PHP 8.2!

🗓️ You need to be able to commit to a 3½ year term, and have good knowledge of PHP and GIT, and preferably C.

🔗 Reply to the message in:

And as a Mastodon-only deal, I will sell you a signed paper copy of my latest book for US$40 including shipping anywhere in the world.

🎉 Last week, we released PHP 7.4.28, 8.0.16, and 8.1.3.

🔒 This is a security release to address CVE-2021-21708. Please upgrade!

ℹ️ This post has a good explanation of the bug:

The PHP user group in West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, is looking for a last-minute speaker for tomorrow. They start around 20:00 Central European time and meet using Jitsi. Get in touch with @BlackIkeEagle (also, if you're available.

🎉 We just released PHP 8.1.1, 8.0.11, and 7.4.27!

🐞 This is a normal bug fix release.

💥 This is the last normal PHP 7.4 release. Future releases will only be made to address security issues.

⏭ The next releases will be on January 20th.

📸 by @heiglandreas

🥳 PHP 8.1 is released!

🔗 Read all about it at:

♻️ Migration Guide:

🐘 Many thanks to the contributors for everything they implemented, and the RMs to get this amazing new version released!

❓ What's your favourite new feature?

:php: PHP's website has a nice overview of the new features too:

Hang out with the PHP community on Discord, IRC, or Matrix.

🎉 Announcing: The PHP Foundation


ℹ️ More information at:

To date, there have been at least 835 PHP RFCs created on the PHP wiki. Not all of these have been brought to the mailing list for discussion or voting.

Hot tip 🔥

If you're passing an associative array around, consider converting it to an object. It'll better describe the domain, provide type checks (via constructor or properties assuming you're on PHP 7.4+), and potentially documentation if you add docblocks 😃

that moment you realize arrow functions are available in #php 7.4, not just 8+

The last beta release of 8.1.0 (Beta 3) is now available for testing. Check it out, and please help us test it. Submit bugs here:

The first release candidate is scheduled in two weeks for 2 Sep 2021.

Have you taken your seat at the PHP Roundtable?

IT'S BACK! After a nearly 3 year hiatus, PHP Roundtable returns!

Episode 82:

Dramatic Elephpant:

If I ran a kickstarter (or similar) campaign to create a .php top-level domain registrar (Filing fee is $185,000 and there's $25,000+ per year in additional costs, not to mention running the infra), would you contribute?

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